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September 16th, 2020 at 5:35:05 AM permalink
Quote: komal

Appreciate the effort! I think this is the first non-smoking casino resort in Las Vegas



The Silver City went smoke free, but it didn't last. They went out of business a short time after. I wouldn't call that place a "resort" though.
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September 16th, 2020 at 8:01:34 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

The Silver City went smoke free, but it didn't last. They went out of business a short time after. I wouldn't call that place a "resort" though.



I remember the Silver City and I played there a few times. Where was it located? Was it by the Peppermill?
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September 16th, 2020 at 9:03:14 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

The Silver City went smoke free, but it didn't last. They went out of business a short time after. I wouldn't call that place a "resort" though.


But a strip resort catering to convention folks and smoke free customers has a much better chance.
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September 16th, 2020 at 9:27:43 AM permalink
Wasn't the Westin smoke-free. While not on the strip, it fit my description of a Vegas resort.
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September 16th, 2020 at 9:45:31 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

Wasn't the Westin smoke-free. While not on the strip, it fit my description of a Vegas resort.

not that I can remember, if it was ,it didn't last long.
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September 16th, 2020 at 10:41:03 AM permalink
Park MGM has struggled since day 1 after the rebrand from Monte Carlo. Itís not a nice enough property to satisfy people who are used to Aria/Bellagio levels of luxury but itís too nice for the Luxor/Excal crowd. And the whole atmosphere of the place is just kind of ďblah.Ē It can have a good vibe when there is a Lady Gaga or Aerosmith concert going on, but most of the time itís just lifeless and dead in there.

I read a while back that pre-pandemic they were having such trouble getting people to stay and play at Park MGM that hosts from other MGM resorts were able to book their players for stays at Park MGM and those hosts from the other property would still get credit for their playerís Park MGM trip.

So it makes sense that theyíre using it as the guinea pig to see if gamblers will go for a non-smoking casino. What do they have to lose?
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September 16th, 2020 at 12:34:26 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

not that I can remember, if it was ,it didn't last long.




Wiki says the Westin was one of the first resorts to ban smoking in most areas of the resort. I couldn't find much else in a quick internet search, nor did it give dates.
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September 17th, 2020 at 11:33:21 AM permalink
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Park MGM has struggled since day 1 after the rebrand from Monte Carlo. Itís not a nice enough property to satisfy people who are used to Aria/Bellagio levels of luxury but itís too nice for the Luxor/Excal crowd. And the whole atmosphere of the place is just kind of ďblah.Ē It can have a good vibe when there is a Lady Gaga or Aerosmith concert going on, but most of the time itís just lifeless and dead in there.

I read a while back that pre-pandemic they were having such trouble getting people to stay and play at Park MGM that hosts from other MGM resorts were able to book their players for stays at Park MGM and those hosts from the other property would still get credit for their playerís Park MGM trip.

So it makes sense that theyíre using it as the guinea pig to see if gamblers will go for a non-smoking casino. What do they have to lose?


Park MGM was Murrenís renovation baby. He wanted to get away from themed resorts. In retrospect, it probably should have been left as the Monte Carlo. The place is blah. Eataly is very nice.
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September 17th, 2020 at 12:56:31 PM permalink
Didn't Debbie Reynolds own a casino, and wasn't that the very first one to go smoke free?
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September 17th, 2020 at 1:07:22 PM permalink
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Didn't Debbie Reynolds own a casino, and wasn't that the very first one to go smoke free?



She did in the mid-90s, and Iím guessing that it was smoke-free because of all the Hollywood memorabilia (costumes, dresses, and ruby red slippers) she had displayed on site.

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