Las Vegas nightclubs fist pumping all the way to the bank
Las Vegas nightclubs are bringing in big revenuePhoto: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas isn't just about blackjack and craps.
The city's hot nightclubs and disc jockeys have many people walking away from the gaming tables to dance on tables instead.
Las Vegas now has more than 50 nightclubs. And new additions are opening all the time, like the five-story Hakkasan at the MGM Grand.
The rise of the Las Vegas super club coincides with the decline of the town's gambling supremacy.
During the heart of the recession when overall Strip revenues tumbled by 16 percent, nightclubs saw more profit than ever.
By 2011, Las Vegas was fist pumping all the way to the bank.
The nightclubs are now the backbone of a billion-dollar industry.
One of the best of the best is XS at Wynn Las Vegas.
It had an annual revenue of $90 million last year and draws crowds of approximately 8,000 people each night.