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Westin Dumping Casino

Discussion in 'Casino Industry & Development' started by leo21, May 8, 2016.

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  1. leo21

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    Can't say I'm surprised, the few times I have been in the Westin the casino has always been very quiet.
     
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    This is the rare example of a casino closing just AFTER I visit instead of just before.
     
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    We had some great times at that little craps table.
    Not surprised, last trip we went over after dinner & the table was closed. They told us that it was only being staffed Fri-Sun nights.
     
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    Not sure why they want to keep the sportsbook if they get rid of the casino. I agree, the place was pretty dead when I visited. Hmmm, guess I should have picked up more souvenir chips when I visited the place. They didn't have $1 chips but I think they had $5 chips.

    Now, will they have free parking or will it be only for hotel guests? They don't need as much parking if nobody gambles there anymore (other than the sportsbook or bartops). Also not sure how or if they are going to handle parking for conventioneers.
     
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    I miss the Maxim. Was always on my Casino hop.
     
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    Debating whether to make a trip back real quick before I lose the $170 in comps in my account from years of play there. If anyone hears of a closing date, please post it.
     
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    The Westin had a casino?


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    Asked the Westin about losing my comp dollars due to the casino closing. They said "The article you read is not true & you will be able to use your points on your next visit with us."
     
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    Unless they can attract a celebrity chef or a popular restaurant chain that might attract non-hotel guests, I don't see how adding another restaurant to what they already have can be more profitable than a casino, even if they went slots only.
     
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    By striving for Starwood standards, their ultimate goal is to go after convention business, not tourists. The casino is failing to bring customers in the door. Ditching it won't harm them.
     
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    Surprised and disappointed.

    We always visited there. A nice change of pace from the hustle and bustle of The Strip properties.

    I am surprised the could not make it profitable.
     
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    They had very lucrative sign up bonuses, and I for sure took advantage of those in the past. However, even going through that freeplay, I was bored to death inside their casino, which was quieter than a library.
     
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    But isn't that done more by improving the rooms and spa? I just don't see the logic of opening another restaurant that will mainly serve hotel guests when they already have one and a Starbucks.
     
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    I don't see why they need to be limited to one restaurant because their customer base is being refocused.
     
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    A high end restaurant would make sense for the convention crowd and would fit in with what they have, but from the article it sounds like they're doing another casual restaurant. I'm not sure a convention hotel of their size needs two similar concepts.
     
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