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Prior to the reopening of casinos in June, Las Vegas had 151,300 visitors in May and hotel occupancy of 2.8 percent for the month, according to numbers released Tuesday by the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority.

The visitor volume was 96 percent below the 3.69 million visitors in May 2019, the report said. For the year to date, visitor volume was 8.6 million through May, down 50.6 percent from May 2019 when it was 17.5 million. The hotel occupancy in May 2019 was 88 percent. There were no convention visitors compared to 520,800 in May 2019.

The average daily room rate was $60.70, which is 57 percent below the $140.52 in May 2019. The revenue per available room was $1.70, down 98.7 percent from $127.59 in May 2019. Las Vegas had 148,755 rooms in May.

McCarran International Airport handled 391,712 passengers in May, down 91.5 percent from 4.5 million in May 2019. That is up from 152,716 passengers in April.

The average daily traffic count at the I-15 border with California was 27,426, down 41.6 percent from 46,993 in May 2019.

Clark County had $5.8 million in gaming revenue, down 99.3 percent from $835.8 million in May 2019.

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Buck Wargo

Buck Wargo is a former journalist with the Los Angeles Times and has been based in Las Vegas as a business, real estate and gaming reporter since 2005.

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