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What's up with Las Vegas Club?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by SilverFerret, Jun 29, 2013.

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  1. SilverFerret

    SilverFerret Tourist

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    They've taken away casino floor space to put in another gift shop on Fremont street?
    I was walking around in the back by myself in the dark next to the machines that they must have pulled off the floor to make room for the gift shop. Strange feeling I must say. Nobody coming or going and nobody wondering what I'm doing back there.
    Casino was dead compared to the rest of Fremont st.
    Anybody know what if any the plans are for this classic?
    Thanks, Jim
     
  2. Darreningreenwood

    Darreningreenwood Low-Roller

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    At one point, "The Amazing Jonathan" was going to help them rework that place, but I haven't heard anything since. That was months ago. It's owned by the same group that runs the Plaza, if that tells you anything. Though I do like the Plaza after all the renovations they've done. Now they just need to get some people in the door.

    As to the LVC...I don't know. It needs a good reworking, but I don't know what sort of end result would work there. I think there's room for some sort of theme there, if done right.
     
  3. OhioGuy

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    The back of the Plaza has always confused me, empty bar, random machines, and once I saw a homeless guy sleeping on the floor. Just not a great sign.
     
  4. Gem

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    Okay

    We stopped at the Las Vegas club last week. There weren't many people there, but I won some money on their Cats machine and there was a waitress offering free drinks. We didn't see any dancing girls this time. Strange cuz last year there were some, but since I'm a female that doesn't bother me. Just thought it was strange.
    I kind of like this place.
     
  5. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Not that they would listen to me, but I were advising them, I'd tell them to:

    1. Get rid of the angled-pit. Square everything up with the Fremont St. entrance. Configure for two pits of table games. Don't have to have everything open, but you can be ready when the traffic dictates.

    2. Follow the Fremont/4-Queens/Nugget model. Close the doors & play 70s to 90s rock, at a reasonable volume. Skip the dancing girls. Minimize the street noise.

    3. Capitalize on the fact that you offer 2-deck blackjack at $5 & $10 that permits DAS. Have at least 2 of these tables open at all times. More, if those two are full. Go look at how many BJ tables are running at 5 PM at MSS & the Cal. Do likewise. Players will return if they know you can be counted on to have tables open.

    4. Increase the interior lighting... not blinding, but along the lines of MSS. Take a light-meter to MSS if you need to. While you're there, take a long, hard look at 777. You need a place like that...not the brewery, but the sports-bar/eatery.

    5. Control the riff-raff. That means you're gonna need 24/7 security people...make sure they're not shy about confronting the street bums/"homeless" and escorting them back out onto Main. Never let them bother your customers, especially not at the tables - if you fail to do this, your customers will leave. Trust me.

    6. Food quality - yes, I know it costs more to provide higher quality menu items, but people WILL pay more for better quality food... and service...gladly.

    7. Go look at the pit at the Fremont. See those TVs tuned to sporting events above the center of the pit? I assure you, those things attract players, or least give them something to distract them during shuffles. Copy that idea.

    8. Bite the bullet - get a three-card table, an Ultimate Texas Hold 'Em table and a Let it Ride table. You don't have to keep them open 24/7, but run em during prime-time hours...and be ready to staff them at the request of players who ask. Keep your crap table open 24/7 and make it $3 minimum, 10x odds.

    9. Hire enough CWs so that players never have to wait more than a few minutes for a drink. (See Golden Gate).

    10. Finally, be ready to do these things at a loss for the first few months. People will come. They will most definitely come. They have to first know that you 'mean it'. Once they do, your casino will be packed...and will stay that way most of the time.
     
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  6. SilverFerret

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    Well thought out...
    I like and agree.
    Thanks, Jim
     
  7. OnTheHorizon

    OnTheHorizon Low-Roller

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    Great recommendations - that's why LVC won't use them. The FIRST time I was at LVC was in the early 90s. Didn't like it then, but they did gradually improve. Than BOOM - they suck again.
     
  8. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    Why, was he having a bad dream??
     
  9. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    Yes, great recommendations but you forgot the most important one.


    1: GET RID OF THE STINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    The sewer smell never seems to leave that place. Surely they must realize that this turns most people around and out the door.
     
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