Vegas Chatter had an article on downtown gambling and included a link to some 2013 financial stats. It states that on average (based on 16 DT casinos), revenue per day in the casino is $86,000 and daily expenses are $43,000. Those numbers are rounded by me. So they make a profit of $43,000 per day from the casino. That is just the gaming side of the operation and does not include guest room, restaurant or bar revenue. Those numbers surprised me at first because I thought it was low. Now that I think about it, $86,000 per day in gambling revenue sounds about right. The $43,000 in expenses is made up mostly in comps given, payroll and state gaming taxes paid by the casino. The other interesting thing in the report was that there are on average 579 rooms available downtown of which 471 are occupied per night (or double booked by comped gamblers). That I find really hard to believe. So there's just 100 rooms vacant downtown on average every night? Downtown is getting busy! Anyhow, I like numbers so it may not be for everyone but the report can be found here: http://gaming.unlv.edu/reports/dlvcasino2013.pdf Original Vegas Chatter article here: http://www.vegaschatter.com/story/2014/1/22/133226/362/vegas-travel/Where+Did+The+Vegas+Gambler+Go%3F+Downtown%2C+Baby The other thing I wondered are what makes up the 16 Downtown casinos. I need some help here. I came up with this list but what am I missing? MSS Plaza Golden Gate La Bayou Golden Nugget The D El Cortez Gold Spike (open Jan-April) Downtown Grand Fremont Binions Mermaids Las Vegas Club California And 2 more - anyone know who they are?