billryan
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May 16th, 2019 at 8:50:47 AM permalink
Yum Brands is opening up a resort hotel next month in Palm Springs. It is envisioned as the first of a chain of such resorts, with NY, Miami and Las Vegas among future sites. Didn't Howard Johnson's have a casino hotel here for a spell. hooters seems to be making a go of it.
So my question is which brands do you think are conducive to opening a casino.
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May 16th, 2019 at 8:53:52 AM permalink
Aruba has a bunch of branded casinos. Holiday inn, Marriott, Hilton etc...
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May 16th, 2019 at 9:11:05 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

Yum Brands is opening up a resort hotel next month in Palm Springs. It is envisioned as the first of a chain of such resorts, with NY, Miami and Las Vegas among future sites. Didn't Howard Johnson's have a casino hotel here for a spell. hooters seems to be making a go of it.
So my question is which brands do you think are conducive to opening a casino.

Yes, it was just off Tropicana near the strip, it was small. It was Near the King 8/wild wild west.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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May 16th, 2019 at 10:27:29 AM permalink
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May 16th, 2019 at 10:47:45 AM permalink
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So my question is which brands do you think are conducive to opening a casino.


Calling it "conducive" would spawn an ethical debate, but I think Disney would be amazing in the casino resort business. Think of the design, not only the exterior architecture but the interior decor. And how about game theming? I don't care how bad you guys tell me the house edge is but I'm playing that Uncle Scrooge slot machine. Obviously there'd also be plenty of things to keep the kids busy.

Maybe Disney could ease in the back door and open an ESPN sports book to establish a precedent. Has anyone here taken a Disney cruise? Is there a casino on board?
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May 16th, 2019 at 10:50:12 AM permalink
I can see it now.

Coupons for free whopper at the Burger King Casino.

Use 5 coupons without making a purchase or gambling

On the 6th day surrounded by security, accused of fraud for taking the free Whoppers they offered without buying so much as a Coke and Fries.

Even if you purchased the coke, "we still dont want you here because your purchase action didnt measure up to expectations. Everyone knows you have to purchase Fries for it to be legit."
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May 16th, 2019 at 10:54:13 AM permalink
Quote: Gialmere

Calling it "conducive" would spawn an ethical debate, but I think Disney would be amazing in the casino resort business. Think of the design, not only the exterior architecture but the interior decor. And how about game theming? I don't care how bad you guys tell me the house edge is but I'm playing that Uncle Scrooge slot machine. Obviously there'd also be plenty of things to keep the kids busy.

Maybe Disney could ease in the back door and open an ESPN sports book to establish a precedent. Has anyone here taken a Disney cruise? Is there a casino on board?



For a few years Disneyworld had Pleasure Island which was an adult themed party place. Went one evening. Filled with adults only clubs (dancing not porno) and comedy clubs, lots carny games and musical bands in the streets.

The night I went it was packed but its gone now. Guess it didnt match their branding.
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May 16th, 2019 at 11:00:24 AM permalink
Quote: Gialmere

Calling it "conducive" would spawn an ethical debate, but I think Disney would be amazing in the casino resort business. Think of the design, not only the exterior architecture but the interior decor. And how about game theming? I don't care how bad you guys tell me the house edge is but I'm playing that Uncle Scrooge slot machine. Obviously there'd also be plenty of things to keep the kids busy.

Maybe Disney could ease in the back door and open an ESPN sports book to establish a precedent. Has anyone here taken a Disney cruise? Is there a casino on board?



I've been told the reason there are very few Marvel themed slots is that since Disney bought Marvel, they won't license new ones. In the late 90s, there had been plans to open a Marvel Super Hero themed restaurant on the Strip but I don't believe it ever opened.
Besides, Disney is very adept at separating its fans from their cash. Why give the suckers a chance to win some back.
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May 16th, 2019 at 11:13:03 AM permalink
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Maybe Disney could ease in the back door and open an ESPN sports book to establish a precedent. Has anyone here taken a Disney cruise? Is there a casino on board?



They could do it like they did Mirimax way back. No Disney-themed slots or games, but their vault is huge. Has to be a ton they can pull from. You are probably spot-on regarding the decor and design. Just call up the imagineers, call up the people who keep Disney World clean and running.

I'm still going to the smaller joints, but the masses would flock there.
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May 16th, 2019 at 11:19:12 AM permalink
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...which brands do you think are conducive to opening a casino.



Just about every entertainment/dining brand could work since the ones that already exist (e.g. MGM, Virgin, Landry's) have already proven themselves as good cross market service providers, and can use their brands as themes:
- Marvel would be awesome, but they would catch heat for enticing children to gamble, and Disney would never risk a casino.
- Eon productions owns the James Bond brand. That would be a natural for a hotel/casino, but MGM would complain.
- Cirque du Soleil would make an attractive hotel/casino combo.
- Any of the major sports leagues, or even individual teams would be very attractive. But connecting their brand to a casino and not having a sports book would be a deal killer. I'm not sure why NASCAR brand didn't go their own way instead of partnering.
- Netflix could be a monster, but is more of a product than an entertainment brand.
- Amazon seems like they could build a successful hotel/casino brand.

Product based brands are tougher. Their images aren't necessarily based on customer service and gaming, so they usually partner with a hotel chain. However, some names could go their own if properly executed:
- Apple - Trendy and cutting edge technology in every room. VR games in the casino.
- In Bev - The owners of Budweiser - A tap at every table.
- Hasbro - A board game themed hotel (e.g., "Monopoly", "Scrabble", "Jenga", "Life", "Twister" themed rooms/floors) would be attractive, and they already license a ton of their IP's to casino games. Of course the fact that they also have games called "Cooties" and "Trouble" won't help, and the attracting kids to gambling is a no-go.
- Harley Davidson - Seems like a natural fit. You could have ride in elevators and hotel room doors so folks could park their bikes in their rooms.
- Phillip Morris could make a Marlboro themed all smoking room hotel/casino.
- Pfizer/Viagra - They could get "Blue Man Group" on an exclusive residency. But competition might be stiff.
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