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Lucky Dragon... Any Chance it will be legit?

Discussion in 'Other Hotels & Casinos' started by nickpapageorgio, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. nickpapageorgio

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    Whats the consensus? From everything i've seen and read, the new Lucky Dragon looks to have potential. Catering to Asian locals and Californians would seemingly be a solid business model, and the property itself appears to be semi-luxurious in a Courtyard by Marriott kinda way. Thoughts?

    Due to being tucked away on Sahara, is the Lucky Dragon doomed, or will the Spring Mountain crowd show them some love?
     
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    It looks like a cool place. I'd like to check it out.
     
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    They're hoping the local Asian crowd will adopt it as their new home base, and will go out of their way to do it. It's certainly possible. My understanding is that some off the strip places like Gold Coast have a very large Asian player base. Many Asian locals might like the fact that someone decided to cater specifically to them in a much nicer, brand new place. Baccarat will likely be front and center, with more American games like blackjack taking a backseat. So they probably have a chance if they do it right.

    As with anything targeted along racial/ethnic lines though, it could backfire in a big way. They're essentially alienating all other ethnic groups, so if they fail to gain traction in the Asian market, there won't be anybody left. So it will be interesting to see what happens.
     
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    Better chance this opens than alon
     
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    It's definitely opening. The Grand Opening is soon. Alon isn't built yet.
     
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    Gold Coast really does a nice job of catering to Asian locals with 2 very good restaurants in Ping Pang Pong for dim sum and the noodle exchange for noodles, soups and hot pots. The knock on the property is that it's far from plush. Emerald (any serious local is Emerald) guests are taken care with generous comps but the place is just blah.

    From everything I've seen, The Lucky Dragon appears to be quite plush. Of course execution will be they key. Are they going to impress and then continue to appeal to local Asian gamblers to pull them away from the Gold Coast, Orleans and the Palms (to a lesser extent)? I hope they do.
     

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