Las Vegas (CNN) — This was not a game of skill.
This was a game about winning.
And, in Vegas, winning can be a big deal.
The state of Nevada, which hosted the first NBA All-Star Game in 2017, has seen an explosion in popularity since then, with more than 10 million people watching the game at some point in the past six months.
This year’s NBA All Star Game drew a crowd of more than 17 million.
It’s a trend that could only be sustained.
The 2016 NBA AllStar Game drew an average crowd of about 20,000 fans.
But Las Vegas saw an average of 22,000 for the 2016 AllStar Classic, according to the NBA.
That’s a record for a basketball game in Las Vegas, surpassing the 22,903 people who attended the 2017 AllStar Games.
This year’s event is expected to attract an average attendance of more then 50,000, and the NBA says it expects an average capacity of at least 1.8 million.
The NBA expects the event will generate $3.5 billion in revenue.
Las Vegas has long been a basketball hotbed, drawing crowds of over 20,00 fans each home game.
There’s been a resurgence in popularity in recent years.
In 2020, Las Vegas had a season-high attendance of 15,788, with the most attendance for a non-basketball game in the city’s history.
But it hasn’t always been this way.
In 2018, there were fewer than 3,000 basketball fans per home game in Nevada.
This has been a big issue in the state.
Las Vegas police have made it a priority to keep crime down.
And with a high number of violent crimes reported in the Las Vegas area, the Las Venetians have had to work to make sure their communities are safe.
But with so many fans out, some businesses have been trying to get in on the action, with a handful of venues being able to sell merchandise to those fans.
But the NBA and NBA Players Association are stepping in.
Both groups have issued a statement calling on the league to put more emphasis on safety, and said they would work with local businesses to help make sure all of the events were done safely.
The Las Vegas Golden Knights, the NBA’s official professional sports team, have said they are working with the league and the Las Veres city to help get their events done.
The team has announced that they are selling their merchandise at the game.NBA President Chris Paul said during a press conference at the event that the league was working closely with the NBAPA and the local governments on safety and security measures.
We’re going to do everything we can to ensure the safety of the fans, Paul said.
He added that he would also meet with the local business owners and the city council to try to make the events as safe as possible.
The city of Las Vegas has been working with its police department and the National Guard to try and mitigate the impact of the crowds and to prevent future violence.
The NBA and the leaguePA are also working with local authorities to ensure that there are no more violent crimes and to work with the Las Venezians to get the events back to normal.