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Resorts World: UPDATE

Discussion in 'Casino Industry & Development' started by UTE, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

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    They could not sell a "New Stardust" room for $200 or get away with such nonsense as 6:5 BJ at a Stardust brand joint! They could do so at a new high end place with a new brand.
     
  2. Grid

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    Everyone has their own opinion. But I think sentiment has a huge play in peoples memories of a property. I LOVED the stupid Coney Island theme of the Boardwalk. Great memories for me in there. I played Caribbean Stud poker for the 1st time there. I got the shits from their cheap buffet. I played slots while sitting in a bumper car type chair. But if someone said "Boardwalk was a shitshow" I would say Yes! But I still liked it.

    Pre-Mirage days nearly every casino was from the 60's or 70's. So the Stardust was just more of the same, and not gross or old. But I wasnt talking about properties from 40 or 50 years ago.

    I went to the Stardust for the 1st time in 1999. That's a good decade before they killed her. It was one of the last casinos I went to on my 1st trip, since it was pretty much the farthest away.

    After walking through the Venetian, The Bellagio, Paris, The Monte Carlo & Mandalay Bay and soaking in their beauty and wide open spaces. After seeing the fun high energy joints like NY NY, CP, Treasure Island & Luxor with their cool themes and unique properties.

    Then finally making my way down to Skidrow which included the lineup of the Western Ho, New Frontier, the Riv & the Stardust. All old, all dated, all with low ceilings (Stardust had super low ceilings) the bad lighting, the broken neon tubes ETC they just couldn't compare to the rest of vegas. Not then, and certainly not now.

    I'm sure "your" Stardust from the 80's was just fine. But it was more of the same. They were on par with everything else in town at the time. "My" Stardust from 1999-2003 (those were the years I would still travel that far North on the strip to see each place every trip). Saw a sad older casino, with mostly older slot games in a property that was strictly utilitarian (no theme, no free show, no hook no nothing).

    Yes it got worse at the end. But it was already bottom rung well before the finally brick fell.

    They had to keep pace with Vegas. Stardust was considered a lower end brand by 2006. The name was tied to an aging property (it was 50 years old when they imploded it) and Boyd wanted a fresh start to attract the beautiful people in Vegas.

    When they announce it would be shut down, their new neighbors close by were Wynn, The Palazzo was almost done, Encore was being announced and Fontainebleau had already broken ground.

    They had to keep up with the Joneses!
     
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  3. Jon E Coyote

    Jon E Coyote Low-Roller

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    Just got back, I can safely report that not one pebble has been moved on the development of this property since my last trip in April, maybe a few more beer bottles over the fence that's about it.

    Damn shame, because that end needs something BAD!
     
  4. shokhead

    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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    Give it up to the homeless to live.
     
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  5. fischer

    fischer Low-Roller

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    Vegas Bright has an article showing the facade going on. Could possibly be a finished project finally?
     
  6. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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  7. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    I think its a little too soon to call it a finished project. I mean, think about how much of the Fountainbleu fa├žade was installed? I do think this project gets done. But I wonder if it will be as big as originally envisioned. Still a few years away from finding out
     
  8. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    I'm pretty sure that's just the parking garage though.
     
  9. Nevyn

    Nevyn VIP Whale

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    No, I think it it the shell of echelon that they put the facade on.

    The shell they haven't even started adding to yet.

    In short, testing facade panel, not finished.
     
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  11. TomTWI

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    Progress!
     
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  12. dmr

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    LOL, I hope this thread does not get as bad as some on a local board (eomahaforums) where users go all gaga when a strip mall gets a new paint job! Sometimes I'll click on a thread about a project I'm kinda interested in and "There's now a dumpster on site" will be the big update! :) :)
     
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  13. HoyaHeel

    HoyaHeel Grammar Police & Admin

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    Hey, dumpster rentals are expensive - you don't get that on site until you are ready to MOVE ;-)
     
  14. HuskerBB

    HuskerBB High-Roller

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    Vegas Bright is reporting that they delivered a construction crane to the site. It appears that things will be moving forward and I would expect the site will look a lot different by the time I get there next in October. I am guessing the opening may not be until 2020 - 2019 at the earliest but at least it does appear to be moving forward now.
     
  15. fischer

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    Is there an estimated completion time?
     
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    Jidery Low-Roller

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    Never
     
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  17. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

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    Yes, November of 2010 IIRC.
     
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  18. TomTWI

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    4 men and a ladder - grab snickers bar, it's going to be a while:poke:

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  20. LOCALGAMBLER77

    LOCALGAMBLER77 Local Las Vegan

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    They have begun to put windows in. There is actually real work being done there as of Friday July 7. The Las Vegas Review Journal has some good pictures in today's paper (July 10, 2017).