3. The outbreak could affect the number of visitors who go to Las Vegas to attend conferences. In 2019, the total number was 6 million.
According to the New York Times, reporting on data from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the city got more than 15% of its visitors, which is about 6 million people, from conferences last year. Several conferences have been canceled around the world due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, including the annual Adobe conference that was expected to bring in around 20,0000 visitors to Las Vegas.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Chinese gamblers are known for playing the most lucrative game in Las Vegas, baccarat. Barry Jones, a gambling analyst, noted to NBC News that while casinos on the strip haven’t noticed a dip in business in yet, the situation could change in the future.