Las Vegas wins big on the big game weekend
Las Vegas is expecting some big numbers for the big football game this Sunday. McCarran International Airport is projecting 515,000 travelers to come in and leave between Friday and Monday.
The local sports books are also expecting a huge bump in business. Jay Kornegay, Executive VP at the Westgate Superbook, says their biggest numbers are the first weekend of March Madness and Super Bowl Sunday.
However, he says the crowds are different.
“They’re a little different in a couple ways. Super Bowl, you see an older crowd, a lot more females, a lot more couples versus March Madness, which is like a fraternity party,” Kornegay said.
Kornegay also sees changes in who’s putting down their money, than a typical NFL Sunday.
“It’s a little different from a regular season weekend for our book,” Kornegay added. “We see 80 percent locals in here, but for the Super Bowl, it will be flip-flopped. About 80 percent will be from out of town.”