Survey reveals how Las Vegas visitors spend their money

Tourists walk on the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday, April 28, 2011.

A recent Internet survey found Las Vegas-bound visitors who booked their trips on spend an average of $1,600 over a three-day vacation.

That’s a lot of dough, considering more than 39 million people visited Southern Nevada last year.

Data came from more than 1,400 travelers who booked their trip on and over a two-week period in September 2012. An email survey asked travelers questions about their Las Vegas trips and spending habits.

Of about $1,663 shelled out over the three days — excluding hotel rooms — spending broke down like this:

Gambling: $400

Dining: $327

Shopping: $300

Shows: $187

The balance went toward golf, spa visits, transportation and sightseeing. Visitors did 42 percent of their spending — $698 — at the hotel where they stayed.

About 80 percent of those surveyed said they were employed full-time and had attended college. More than half were married.

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