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November 27th, 2016 at 10:39:48 AM permalink
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I went there yesterday. It's in it's soft opening right now. Grand opening December 3rd.
Quick review: it's amazingly beautiful. All Asian & lucky red/gold themed throughout. Small elegant space, fantastic restaurants.
Mostly baccarat. $10 gets you a face-up game played on a midi table. $50 gets you a Macau-style game in the high limit room where you can bend the cards. $100 gets you a Macau-style game in the cavernous VIP room on the second floor, which is more private.
Blackjack pays 3-2, no surrender, no RSA, yes DS. I think that makes it 0.66% house advantage. No craps. Casino Hold 'em, Asia poker, 3 card poker. I didn't see Pai Gow or Pai Gow Poker or Sic Bo, but I assume they were there somewhere since it's Asian themed. Slots are the giant screen type. Less of the floor is slots than is typical in Vegas. The VP is a great deal. Jacks or Better pays 9/5 for 25 cents throughout the casino, including at the bars! Staff is mostly Asian and all are very friendly.
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November 27th, 2016 at 12:50:54 PM permalink
No craps? Are you sure??
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November 27th, 2016 at 1:05:14 PM permalink
Quote: speedycrap

No craps? Are you sure??

That doesn't surprise me at all.

TABLES & SLOTS
The resort’s 27,500 square-foot casino will focus on tables games popular in Asia, such as Baccarat and Pai Gow, with only a few “Western-style” tables such as Blackjack.

In Asian casinos, which might have a hundred or more baccarat tables, you're lucky to find one craps table, and just a couple blackjack tables. So no craps tables at Lucky Dragon doesn't surprise me. On the contrary, I'd be surprised if there WAS a craps table there!
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November 27th, 2016 at 1:32:14 PM permalink
Quote: lll

Staff is mostly Asian



Lawsuit incoming? I can't imagine this came about organically.
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November 27th, 2016 at 1:52:45 PM permalink
Mentioned an article last week on this. No craps. 4 Pai Gow tables (they didn't specify between tiles and poker), roulette, a few Asian themed slots. Mostly baccarat.
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November 27th, 2016 at 2:33:02 PM permalink
In reply to the lawsuit comment: They're clearly giving preference to dealers who know Chinese or other Asian languages because the target clientele is Asian. Language and cultural competence, not about race or color or national origin. But I wont stop you from filing a lawsuit if you're outraged.
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November 27th, 2016 at 2:43:46 PM permalink
I heard a rumor it had a soft opening. I'll have to investigate.

Any local members interested in combining it with a visit to the Golden Steer -- the best steak house in Vegas?
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November 27th, 2016 at 3:38:37 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I heard a rumor it had a soft opening. I'll have to investigate.

Any local members interested in combining it with a visit to the Golden Steer -- the best steak house in Vegas?



Is it in that casino? Are the steaks cooked by a dragon? I'd go.
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November 27th, 2016 at 3:41:47 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Mentioned an article last week on this. No craps. 4 Pai Gow tables (they didn't specify between tiles and poker), roulette, a few Asian themed slots. Mostly baccarat.



How anyone could play baccarat for longer than two minutes without losing their mind escapes me. No decisions, no strategy--just flipping a coin, essentially, and yelling "MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY." It's the Asian equivalent of Casino War.

Though I understand that Phil Ivey gravitated to the game's heretofore undiscovered intellectual challenges :)

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