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noell.sweet

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Las Vegas?
« on: August 16, 2004, 02:13:53 PM »
So, is Las Vegas a good city to live in?  How about finding a job, how likely am I to find a job like the File Clerk position that I have here?

Anyone know?

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Re: Las Vegas?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2004, 02:25:35 PM »
It is easy to find employment in Vegas, not sure aout file clerk specifically.  The negatives of vegas is the heat and the only thing to do is drink and gamble.  While these activities have their merits... it can get old.  On the postitive side is the cheap cost of living.

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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2004, 02:27:48 PM »
It is easy to find employment in Vegas, not sure aout file clerk specifically.  The negatives of vegas is the heat and the only thing to do is drink and gamble.  While these activities have their merits... it can get old.  On the postitive side is the cheap cost of living.

drinking and gambling getting old??? 

nonsense.  thats poppycock.
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2004, 02:28:37 PM »
anyone have opinions on where gaming law is headed? as in, hot new thing or not as promising as one might guess


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Re: Las Vegas?
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2004, 02:33:20 PM »
anyone have opinions on where gaming law is headed? as in, hot new thing or not as promising as one might guess


rare moment:  im being serious.

gaming law is hot.  at least thats what my lawyer friends are telling me.  with the popularity of poker, rise of gaming indian reservations, and lobbyists trying to legalize it in most state legislatures, supposedly everyone is trying to get into it.  i know a guy who was doing tax law for a prominent firm in nyc and is trying to switch directions to go into gaming law.  he did mention, though, that it gets a bit tense because there is so much 'soft' money thrown around.  with that said, there is an endless amount of regulation that will need to govern the gaming industry, from lotteries to casinos to betting facilities. 

anything in gambling is big money.  and where there is money, there are lawyers.
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2004, 02:42:11 PM »
Yeah- gaming law will be hot for awhile. I know some people going into the profession. I am sure the glamour job Native Americans. Specifically around the 4 corners area.

 
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2004, 04:11:06 PM »
I think this story was from the NYT. It basically said that in the past year, Vegas has gained 70,000 jobs while Philadelphia has lost 70,000 jobs. (I used to live in Philly but now live in Vegas). It's unbelievable just how many well paying jobs there are out here.

It's gotten so bad that Gov. Schwarzenneggar did a whole presentation trying to get business to move back to California w/ a moving truck even parked in front of the famous, "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign ready to move any business that moment. The funny thing is that the truck went back to Cali completely empty.

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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2004, 05:20:55 PM »
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On the postitive side is the cheap cost of living.

That was true, maybe up till 3 yrs ago.  But housing cost is rising dramatically in Vegas.  Two years ago, average housing prices were less than $200k.  Now, it's currently average over $300k.

There's always new developments being started in Vegas.  With the propularity of hit TV Shows, CSI - Vegas, NBC - Vegas, new shows.  It's going to be a hit city.

As far as gaming law is concerned.  Look into state and federal laws that govern the carrying of large sums of money.  One thing that is required for gamblers is a large bankroll usually in cash.  With terrorism laws beign enacted, which restricts average citizens from carrying large amounts of cash, expect professional gamblers to seek your help.  They would want a letter stating they are indeed professional gamblers, and their cash in possession is used for that purpose, and not for terrorism related activities. 

Yes, the police do tend to confiscate their entire bankroll in some areas.  Because this helps local police department to fund their local budgets. 



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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2004, 03:33:37 AM »
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On the postitive side is the cheap cost of living.

That was true, maybe up till 3 yrs ago. But housing cost is rising dramatically in Vegas. Two years ago, average housing prices were less than $200k. Now, it's currently average over $300k.

There's always new developments being started in Vegas. With the propularity of hit TV Shows, CSI - Vegas, NBC - Vegas, new shows. It's going to be a hit city.

As far as gaming law is concerned. Look into state and federal laws that govern the carrying of large sums of money. One thing that is required for gamblers is a large bankroll usually in cash. With terrorism laws beign enacted, which restricts average citizens from carrying large amounts of cash, expect professional gamblers to seek your help. They would want a letter stating they are indeed professional gamblers, and their cash in possession is used for that purpose, and not for terrorism related activities.

Yes, the police do tend to confiscate their entire bankroll in some areas. Because this helps local police department to fund their local budgets.

Housing prices have increased but it's still a whole lot cheaper. I was paying $895 for a studio apt in the Philly suburbs. At least in Vegas, I'm paying $900 for a two bdr. w/ heated pools and gated access. So even though the same apt may have been $700 two years ago, the current price is a closer reflection of what it is actually worth.

As far as ppl walking around w/ large sums, that doesn't happen all that often. My sister is a host at the Bellagio for high rollers and believe me, only idiots would walk in w/ anything over $10,000 in cash. The main reason is for taxes.
....as far as the police confiscating money, I don't think that they are allowed to do that unless that money is illegitimate.

There's actually a lot of things to do in Vegas other than drink and gamble. Sure it may not be as endless as what LA might offer, but there is quite a bit to do. I'm more outdoorsy so I've always gone rock climbing, wakeboarding, on seadoos, ATVs, etc. There's a TON of concerts in town always. And you're pretty close to Utah to go skiing. There's a bunch of shopping and restaurants galore and I don't just mean those on the Strip. You can lay out by the pool. Also, you just meet the most interesting ppl here in Vegas. Those that say that there's nothing more to do in Vegas other than drink and gamble have probably never left the Strip or the airport.

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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2004, 03:36:46 AM »
oh yeah, strip clubs and some good Golf.  Speaking of Vegas... anyone else read the book.. BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE... MIT people winning big $$ in BlackJack...interesting read.