Boz
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May 23rd, 2017 at 4:24:18 PM permalink
https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/casinos-gaming/sls-las-vegas-on-strip-sold-to-merulo-group/

Seems to be a hard draw until someone gives customers a reason to go up that way. If your too tight for the locals, you have no shot in that area with the tourists. Unless your going for the Strat crowd.
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May 23rd, 2017 at 4:41:30 PM permalink
Yay a new chip to get
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May 23rd, 2017 at 4:43:54 PM permalink
I'm sorry to hear that as I liked the SLS. It didn't seem very locals friendly but I always had a good time when I visited. As I understand it, they cast their nets towards the young crowd. It seemed to me like an economy version of the Cosmopolitan. However, it was usually pretty empty whenever I was there. Maybe they need to sell rooms at cost, or even below, just to get more exposure and helpfully drive profit elsewhere on the property. Then again, what do I know about running a business?
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May 23rd, 2017 at 6:07:11 PM permalink
I don't know what can be done. It was a cool looking place and the restaurants are great. Especially Cleo.

It wasn't quite upscale enough to be Cosmo 2.0. You'd have to blow it up and build a new place. But they did make the most of what they had.

Perhaps turning it into a low roller local joint can work. I don't understand the gambling side too much.

Maybe they can make it a hip hop version of the hard rock. Rap concerts every night!
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May 23rd, 2017 at 6:40:11 PM permalink
I liked it the few times I've strolled through. Gambled a little. Good drink service. Aside from the opening weekend when I walked though, it was always pretty empty.

But yeah - they tried to go for the Cosmo crowd, and it just didn't work out for them.

And I've seen angry rants on other Vegas boards about their high limit room and some of the bad treatment people have received in there...
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billryan
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May 23rd, 2017 at 6:40:12 PM permalink
I'm surprised no one has made an effort to capture the Hispanic/Latino crowd. Not only is the local population yuge, but lots of wealthy visitors. When I'd visit with my Columbian friends, they were amazed a city this big had such mediocre entertainment aimed towards the Spanish speaking population.
Boz
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May 23rd, 2017 at 6:46:05 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

I'm surprised no one has made an effort to capture the Hispanic/Latino crowd. Not only is the local population yuge, but lots of wealthy visitors. When I'd visit with my Columbian friends, they were amazed a city this big had such mediocre entertainment aimed towards the Spanish speaking population.



See Key Largo 15 years ago. Of course the homeless burned it down.
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May 23rd, 2017 at 7:09:05 PM permalink
Quote: Boz

See Key Largo 15 years ago. Of course the homeless burned it down.



I miss Key Largo... good gamble over there. I was sad when they shut the doors.
Boz
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May 23rd, 2017 at 7:20:52 PM permalink
Quote: monet0412

I miss Key Largo... good gamble over there. I was sad when they shut the doors.



Yea it seems like worlds ago. I'm sure you and others on here have good stories to tell. I made money off their fun books at a time going of strip was an adventure for me.
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May 23rd, 2017 at 7:47:33 PM permalink
Quote: Boz

See Key Largo 15 years ago. Of course the homeless burned it down.



I don't remember them catering to a Latin crowd. In any event it was a small local casino ,as I recall, not a resort.. Much smaller than the old Teribles.

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