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So who's going to the new Lucky Dragon?

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

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  1. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

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    Hopefully the novelty will have worn off when we go, to the extent that there will be parking available. I assume parking is free, correct?
     
  2. winny405

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    Wife and I went there during our trip last week. Were there on Thursday the 1st around lunch time. Casino is quite small but has a nice feel. The line for the players club was almost out the door. Not sure if they had some sort of promotion or not, but I couldn't justify what I can only assume would be a 30 min to an hour wait to get a players card. Played a few slots & about 20 mins of bartop vp. Ate lunch at Pearl Ocean, food was amazing and couldn't say a bad thing about any dish we ate. We managed to get a park on the 3rd level but only as someone else was leaving. All in all I'd go back for the amazing food but not much else.
     
  3. WichitaMuskie

    WichitaMuskie High-Roller

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    If you're sitting at the pai gow table, can you just throw your ID to the pit boss and have them make you a card? Works most other places. Obviously only works if you're a tables person, but certainly beats standing in a long line!
     
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    Why the targeted Asian gamblers want to go to the tiny Lucky Dragon rather than staying at the Wynn or Venetian/Palazzo ?
    And you already correctly pointed out that they are "loyal".
     
  5. eksantirik

    eksantirik High-Roller

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    They are actually targeting low/mid roller Asians. I think anybody, who is not a high-roller, might feel alienated at Wynn or V/P. I observed many Asian mid-rollers at Western WA casinos as well as Macao and Marina Bay and most they want is to gamble the games they like and eat great Asian food. Lucky Dragon aims to offer both. If LD can bring them in once, I am sure they will become loyal was what I was trying to say.

    It's really hard to explain but I think a mid-roller Asian will feel at home at LD, while a CA party-goer won't feel at home at SLS.
     
  6. NJS24

    NJS24 Voice of Reason

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    Does the Luxor target Egyptians? The Venetian targets Italians?

    I don't really understand these smarky generalizations.
     
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  7. dmr

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    I wonder if their target clientele might expand to low/mid roller Statesiders? :)

    /me puts on an old Bangles LP and cranks it! :) :) :)
     
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    Well lucky dragon has stated themselves their target market is Asian gamblers.
     
  9. harley777

    harley777 Low-Roller

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    I got an email this morning for rates of $48. I went online and seems like hotel rates have dropped significantly. Wonder what occupancy rate has been to date?
     
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    They're not snarky generalizations - they're fact. Casinos are in business to make money - they target the customers who have traditionally been their prime source of revenue. It is a fact that a large number of people come from Asia to Las Vegas to gamble. That is also why so many US-based gaming companies have opened up resorts in Macao. It is not racial or discriminatory - even television commercials target their customers based on gender, age, income etc and the advertising industry has done that since the beginning of tv.

    Here is an article on how Vegas casinos have gone above and beyond to cater to the Asian market when designing their resorts:

    http://voices.aaja.org/2016/08/11/casinos-turn-to-feng-shui-to-lure-chinese-high-rollers/
     
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  11. DaiLun

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    I will repeat from the other thread:

    OK, here's my take on it. They cater to Asians. Notice how many "American" restaurants they have in the place? ZERO.

    The Chinese food is well below the price point of any other casino on the strip, and only slightly higher than Spring Mountain Road. The food is NOT for people who think that Panda Express or P.F. Chang's is Chinese food.

    The Chinese food is VERY, VERY good. The XLB that I had that night was as good as any I'd ever had.

    The casinos is small enough that they might survive on "just" Asian clientele. Whether or not they survive on gaming is "iffy". I will see what kind of "deal" I can get on my next visit, and how much play they want to see. If it is better than SLS, I can handle it for a couple of days.

    I heard two reasons why they don't have Pai Gow tiles.

    1)They couldn't find any dealers (heard that second hand from my buddy Jason)
    2)They couldn't acquire any tiles. Apparently, there is only one guy who makes the authentic tiles that they wanted to use, and he's backlogged for a year (heard that from one of the pit bosses)
     
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    Here are a few shots. Nothing here that I would call a Must Do, but I do like to check out new casinos. Just played a bit of VP and quickly lost.

    Parking is free but the parking structure is a total cluster{f-bomb}, or at least it was when we were there. People driving both in and out and not really enough room for everyone, and people stopping and waiting for others to pull out of the spaces, when there were plenty of open spaces! Jeesh!

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    We liked it. It's small, but very nice. All the staff we encountered were very pleasant and courteous. It opened two weeks early and we went for the first time on the second day. We visited twice more and can confirm that there was a huge line for the players club on the 1st December.

    Our cocktail waitress on the first visit was Hong Kong Chinese and told us that many of the staff are bilingual.
     
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    PSA: Lucky Dragon will match Mlife Platinum to Dragon Club Black, which is their highest tier! Jade is invite only
     
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    Peppermill to Lucky Dragon would be too far a walk for most people over 20
     
  16. bubbakitty

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    I get they are targeting the mid-low roller from China (?) as a nonstop flight began somewhere around opening night. Does anyone have an idea of airfare cost and how it compares to flying from Florida or New York?

    I have no clue (as you will see) but it would seem for example if you paid 1,000$'s round trip and had 200$'s a day to gamble it wasn't going to happen that often. Although China does have a large population to draw from. What is low-mid roller in Chinese terms (money exchange//level of income)?
     
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    My Wife and I took a stroll from Ballys to the Lucky Dragon with a few stops (Grand Lux & SLS).

    We arrived around noon on Thursday and immediately got a players card to take advantage of the $8 free play offer for new members. Actually the offers is $8 to $888, but I assume everyone is getting the $8 reward. When we walked in there was only one person in front of us, when we left 30 minutes later there was 25 people in line.

    All signage is in English and Chinese - even the slot machines show the player name in English and Chinese. I though it was cool to see my name displayed in Chinese.:thumbsup:

    I would like to return some day to check out the food. :feedme:
     
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    It's 1.1 miles according to google. Not far at all.
     
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    Just a guess, but I believe it's a very small casino & hotel, so they don't need huge crowds. I would think the Asian Americans living here would be enough fill the place. Plus everyone else looking for something different. And not everyone that comes from China is a high roller. I think this casino fills a need. Now I don't think it's in the best location however. But if they can survive long enough until Resorts World opens, I think they'll be ok. I plan to visit when I go in April.
     
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    Can someone post the minimums? Maybe I'll make the trek down there over SB weekend.
     
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