The trend of decreasing hospitality sales continued into the fourth quarter of 2017, with no sales occurring in the final quarter of the year. Sales of hospitality peaked in 2014 at 7,614 units sold that year, and have headed downward since, with 4,776 units trading in 2016. 2017 managed only 3,637 units sold. Over the past decade, big sales years have occurred in 2010 and 2014. That puts 2018 on schedule for another big year, provided investors can be convinced to play along.
Visitor volume in the first ten months of 2017 was 35.7 million visitors, less than the 36.2 million visitors to Las Vegas in the first ten months of 2016. Gaming revenue, on the other hand, was slightly stronger in 2017 than 2016, with $8.37 billion taken in in the first ten months of 2017 compared to $8.08 billion in the first ten months of 2016.