Las Vegas Sun

October 20, 2017

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Las Vegas, city of risk, sex and … ice hockey?

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L.E. Baskow

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Calvin Pickard (31) covers the net versus the Los Angeles Kings Jaret Anderson_Dolan (50) during their preseason game at the T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

By late summer, some 14 million visitors had landed at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Whether they came from Boston or Beijing, many were on the ground only about 72 hours. Probably, when they deplaned, their plans were fluid. That’s why—for an experience that’s about luggage retrieval—the baggage claim at McCarran is so thrilling, filled with electronic signs teasing a multitude of options for sensory overload, or what people in hospitality here have long called “impressions.”

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