Tourism and Gaming

Job growth in Nevada’s largest employment sector improved slightly in the fourth quarter with the addition of 460 jobs. Average annual earnings also grew slightly by $100 per year. There are currently 398,700 Nevadans employed in the sector making an average annual wage of $31,700. Earnings are net of benefits.


With the star power of Las Vegas and the diversity of natural settings, Hospitality and Tourism is the state’s iconic consumption-oriented industry and a major economic engine that creates tens of thousands of jobs for Nevadans.

Given its leadership, Nevada is focused on leveraging its intellectual capital in hospitality, tourism and related leisure services to diversify the traditionally service-oriented industry into higher-value and innovative activities that would create higher-skill and higher-paying jobs, expand the state’s exports, and even open up new opportunities for IT-based activities.

Central to that goal, the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, ranks as one of the country’s top two college hospitality programs. The school’s faculty has written more than 30 textbooks that are used in hospitality programs all over the world.

With more than 150,000 hotel rooms, Las Vegas is the ideal living laboratory for
the study of hospitality. Programs include hotel administration; culinary arts and beverage management; service, lodging and resort management; recreation; professional golf management; meetings and events management; and sports and leisure services.

The research institutes, centers, journals and data collections of the College of Hotel Administration make it a trusted resource of hospitality and gaming information that people and governments draw on as they research the best policies and practices for their states or countries.

Tourism and Gaming In The News

LVRJ; Scientific Games will move its corporate headquarters to Las Vegas

Lottery giant Scientific Games Corp., which acquired two slot machine manufacturers in the past 18 months, announced Monday it would move its corporate headquarters from New York to Las Vegas.In a statement,...

LVRJ; Gaming Innovation Course helping to create new gaming

Gaming designers aren’t born, they’re made.No one grows up dreaming of inventing the next hot casino game, says UNLV professor Mark Yoseloff, and in that way, all adults are new to the business....

Nevada Film Office Approves First Film Tax Credit Application

LAS VEGAS, N.V. (March 14, 2014) – Following the public hearing of the application on February, 24, 2014, the Nevada Film Office today announced that Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. has been approved for...

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