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Lucky Dragon's Casino Takes Shape

By Chuckmonster on Tuesday, 1st December 2015 10:35am
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Two weeks after threatening to halt construction unless someone, anyone subsidized the continuation of their project, the Lucky Dragon brought in a huge pile of structural steel and has begun framing their casino building.

Pylons have been driven, structural beams have been fitted in a trapezoidal shape nestled between the hotel tower, parking garage and neighboring condo building (turf.)

Additionally, further progress is being made wrapping the building with curtain wall glass. Judging by the lack of daylight shining through, we can guess that almost all of the west side of the Lucky Dragon hotel tower has been sealed from the elements. Work to fit those drop dead gorgeous Asian-inspired hotel rooms is imminent.

Lucky Dragon and its bosses William Weidner (former LVS COO) and Andrew Fonfa (real estate developer) are making quick work of completing this project.

Bring on the baccarat and endless baskets of table side dim sum!

Big thanks to long time VT reader dunebug81 for the pic tip!


Comments & Discussion:

I really can't wait to go in this gem of a place. :-)

Is that low profile tour bus, nay stretch Hummer limo, suppossed to be representative of their "Lucky" clientel? "Tacky Lizard" may better fit.

This place is going to be unique and may draw a different kind of crowd.

I am really looking forward to seeing this place open! The biggest challenge will be its location......I am not sure how I will feel about that until I stay there. Will I feel isolated, or will the place (both rooms and casino) make me not wamt to leave. After re-viewing the previous post with room renderings, it makes me think I would spend some time relaxing in those beautiful rooms. I just cannot fathom a guess at what the casino might be like.....maybe quiet with lots of chips clicking or a restrained electric vibe as they try to build clientele?

I also like to walk and I pulled up google maps to plan a walking tour from there, to see how challenging the location might be.....for me (at least for now), I see no issue. South across Sahara to peek at Rock in Rio, walk in the shadow of the Blue-Blank-Behemoth and into Circus Circus, where I have not been for decades......then continue south to see what I can see at the Resorts World site, possibly a detour into the Trump Lobby and the Fashion Mall (never been in either of those). Then, depending on how my feet feel, I will venture into the heart of the strip at least as far as Casino Royale.....yes I like staying at really nice places and gambling at Casino Royale. After that I will jump on the monorail back to SLS for a first time look at that place.

I have always been a center-of-the-strip guy, but as I age, I grow tired of the hub-bub and constant bombardment (ie porn slappers) . SLS just never could reel me in after they opened....even with the favorable pricing.

So, all that being said, has anyone heard or have a guess at what room pricing might be for an off-the-beaten-path micro-niche hotel with fabulous rooms? I am really curious.......Wynncore prices, Bellagio maybe or more like Mirage?

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