It’s been a busy month for Las Vegas hotels, with the biggest news of the week coming from the company that runs them, Las Vegas Sands.
On March 5, Sands announced that it would no longer operate casinos in the state.
Sands has had a troubled relationship with Nevada, with several casinos closing and other businesses moving elsewhere.
The company had already closed a number of other casinos, including its largest, Wynn, and the Las Vegas-based Mirage.
The announcement of the closing of the Sands’ Las Vegas operations was met with skepticism by the Las Cruces, New Mexico casino community.
But now the Sands has made its decision to close the largest casino in the nation.
Casinos in New Mexico, however, are in better shape than the Sands, and are in the midst of a renaissance. “
It’s time for Sands to make a real decision on where to move its operations and make a decision that is consistent with our community’s best interest.”
Casinos in New Mexico, however, are in better shape than the Sands, and are in the midst of a renaissance.
They have more rooms to stay, with more money to spend and a better selection of food and drinks.
Casinos have also been able to increase their occupancy rates and the amount of rooms available for play.
The Sands had already said it was closing down more than 30% of its Las Crucs, while Las Crucias casinos are operating at 80%.
For now, however — at least until Sands can finalize its decision on whether or not to reopen — the Sands will continue to serve as the mainstay of Las Cruceras.
And for many in the community, that will continue for a while.