1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

So who's going to the new Lucky Dragon?

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels' started by Roginator, Nov 28, 2016.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Roginator

    Roginator Tourist

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2006
    Messages:
    53
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    30
  2. leo21

    leo21 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2010
    Messages:
    6,349
    Location:
    Chicago South Suburbs
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    Another partially informed article from Motley Fool. The casino is not only offstrip but the hotel is too small to draw business away from Wynncore. It also doesn't take into account the recent numbers coming out of Macau, the long time it will take to get Alon or Resorts open or the fact that Alon is positioning itself as a high end establishment. The strategy will work - its how Harrah's built its empire, but its a strategy that builds business without taking away business from competitors.
     
  3. wanker751

    wanker751 Dutch Rudder Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2014
    Messages:
    7,427
    Location:
    Chicago
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    16
    Also the picture of the "baccarat table at Caesars" is actually let it ride.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  4. wolfdog

    wolfdog Tourist

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2011
    Messages:
    99
    Location:
    Oregon
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    50
    I'd be really surprised if that place does any better than the adjacent SLS. Location, location.
     
  5. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    12,131
    Location:
    Somewhere in Middle America
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    70
    I'll definitely be checking it out in about two weeks, if only to say I've been there and grab a few photos.
     
  6. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2007
    Messages:
    5,986
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    35
    I will probably check out the place the next time I'm in vegas but it depends if they have a self parking lot. I will mostly be there to pick up my customary souvenir $1 chip but that's about it, especially since they don't have crap tables.

    As to how well they will do, it depends, I think the place is supposed to attract the Asian crowd, hopefully the high rollers so it will be interesting if they do bring in the high rollers. If they can then they will do well, if not, then maybe not. Hmmm, maybe I better pick up a bunch of souvenir chips the next time I'm there, just in case the place changes names or ownership.
     
  7. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    12,131
    Location:
    Somewhere in Middle America
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    70
    They tell me (the ubiquitous "they") that Lucky Dragon is actually going for the mid-level Asian players. I guess it will be more or less the same crowd that the old Stardust ran junkets for.
     
  8. momo325

    momo325 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Messages:
    346
    Location:
    Toronto Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    9
    going to check this place out on my upcoming trip...

    also really want to try their authentic asian food.....
     
  9. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2001
    Messages:
    17,683
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    44
    We swung by on the 2nd since we figured it would be a zoo on the 3rd. This place is nice inside, but tiny. Not very many machines and they had way more people standing in line to get a player's club card than playing. This was even with a temporary table setup on the opposite side of the casino from the player's club desk to setup accounts for folks.

    We played video poker at the bar and I tried to order a Blue Moon/Shock Top. Nope, "no craft beers" per the bartender. Though Doc Al had one of their specialty drinks, Taichung Sparkle, (not comped for video poker play) and he really enjoyed it.

    We were going to try out Pearl Ocean, but caught them in between lunch and dinner, even though people were still inside eating and there were 5 employees standing around at the hostess station. We did try out Bao Now, but they were very limited on what they were making versus what was listed on their menu. A lot of people were confused on where to line up to order, us included. I don't remember what we ordered, but it was good.

    Overall verdict? I'd skip it
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2016
  10. momo325

    momo325 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Messages:
    346
    Location:
    Toronto Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    9
    NOOOOO... dont say that.... i'm so excited to check out this brand new casino....
    its been a while since Vegas built a casino from the ground up...
     
  11. wanker751

    wanker751 Dutch Rudder Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2014
    Messages:
    7,427
    Location:
    Chicago
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    16
    Interesting vital vegas listed that the specialty drinks were being comped at the bar. For vp.

    How were baccarat mins? $10?
     
  12. jr7110

    jr7110 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Messages:
    1,503
    Location:
    NYC
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    34
    The do have a self parking lot, but good luck getting a spot! It must be very tiny because when I was in Vegas last week, I decided to check out Lucky Dragon (it was last Thursday night, December 1st) and the attendant said the lot was full and there was "parking on the street" and that security was patrolling the street since it was a sketchy side street. Mind you, there was no availability on the street when I looked either, so I just gave up. Lucky Dragon is right next to Golden Steer so you can always park there and walk over if there is any availability in those spaces.
     
    Vegas, Baby!
    Vegas, Baby!
  13. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    12,131
    Location:
    Somewhere in Middle America
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    70
    Sounds to me like an invitation for a tow-away!
     
  14. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2012
    Messages:
    5,962
    Location:
    USA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    162
    I was there on my recent trip, pics are in my TR. The casino and staff are very nice. The casino itself is extremely small. Not my cup of tea but I hope they do well. FWIW, no craps.

    :peace: :beer:
     
  15. vegas superfan

    vegas superfan Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2010
    Messages:
    401
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    30
    Are they doing any promotions for new player sign ups?
     
  16. eksantirik

    eksantirik High-Roller

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2011
    Messages:
    709
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    16
    I think they are much smarter than SLS and they have a great chance to succeed.

    1. They built small, and it will be much much easier to fill up that space and those rooms compared to the gigantic resort of SLS.

    2. They have a target audience, which is huge and of which members are mostly loyal (I remember this from Western WA casinos). SLS had a target audience of CA party crowd, which is a smaller group than Asian gamblers and which has a ton other options, on or around the Strip.

    3. Their main attraction is gambling and food (top draws for their market when it comes to casinos). SLS's main attraction was what? Tiny / lipstick on a pig-rooms, empty casino, several overpriced copycat eateries?
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  17. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2007
    Messages:
    5,986
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    35
    I agree. Probably safer to park at the SLS and walk through the casino to the Lucky Dragon. At least you won't have to worry about your car getting towed if you park at any of the other businesses in the area.
     
  18. jr7110

    jr7110 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Messages:
    1,503
    Location:
    NYC
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    34

    If I recall correctly Lucky Dragon isn't exactly right next door to SLS so it would be a good walk if someone decided to park there. I didn't think of the tow aspect of parking at Golden Steer...I guess that advice can be called "Bum Steer'!!!
     
    Vegas, Baby!
    Vegas, Baby!
  19. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2001
    Messages:
    17,683
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    44
    it's about a 10-15 minute walk from SLS valet, with most of it being waiting to cross the street. That side of the street is a little narrow around the bus stop beside the Bonanza General Store, so be cautious around there.
     
  20. wanker751

    wanker751 Dutch Rudder Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2014
    Messages:
    7,427
    Location:
    Chicago
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    16
    So my mom is mobile and can walk ok, you think walking from Peppermill to lucky dragon is not advisable? She is in early 70's
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.