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Vegas casinos look to holiday to draw tourists

By The Associated Press
Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Las Vegas has mostly shelved its attempt to rebrand itself as a family-friendly wonderland. But there's one exception: the holiday season, when visitor numbers crater and room vacancies soar.

In an attempt to lure tourists, Las Vegas casinos are staging increasingly elaborate holiday events.

For example, the Bellagio has again transformed its conservatory into a faux winter wonderland featuring a 42-foot-tall Christmas tree, a life-sized candy house and a walk-through snow globe. And each day, the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace sends divers in elf-style wet suits to feed an aquarium of tropical fish.

 

 
 


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