MathExtremist
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April 11th, 2013 at 8:50:56 AM permalink
Today's Sun has an article about various journalists' preferences for what would make a perfect casino. The title image is a rendering of Genting's plans for their Resorts World property where Echelon (and before that, Stardust) was located.

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/apr/11/what-makes-perfect-casino/

Did anyone notice the Vdara-style death ray aimed directly at the road?
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FleaStiff
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April 11th, 2013 at 9:22:44 AM permalink
Heck, even though the girls at Vdara where told to stop using the term Death Ray, it was the best thing for their tips ever. (Please read that carefully, I said "tips"). The waitresses had to leave the plastic cups in the hot sun for up to two hours before the melt-down took place, so anyone with skin instead of plastic would certainly get some warning of the "danger" involved. Sure did increase the foot traffic there though.

Women particularly are aware of how they have to park a car and then drag it thru the whole casino while wearing high heels ... and sometimes the trip just ain't worth it. Faster valet parking and easier valet pickup are great ideas. Biloxi's "swipe your card at this kiosk and by the time you complete your walk to the valet parking plaza your car will be waiting for you" is an idea that needs to spread throughout Vegas. Sure we all like free parking but heck if its really fast and easy, no one minds having to shell out a few bucks to save themselves a long hike, particularly if poor signage will make it an even longer hike.
jon
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April 11th, 2013 at 8:41:06 PM permalink
I think the "perfect casino" should have ample tables of many proprietary games. Blackjack, craps, etc., have gotten so boring to me. Wizard taught me how to play tiles the last time I was in Vegas but I thought even that was a bit ho-hum. We know that if a proprietary game doesn't earn as much as blackjack, the casino's immediate reaction is to pull it. The perfect casino wouldn't care about this as they would just want their players to be happy. Some proprietary games can be loads of fun (Mississippi Stud is one of my favorites), but aren't always easy to find.

This casino might be fun to check out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkbghnQVnvE&NR=1&feature=endscreen

That is one of my favorite movie scenes. Can anyone spot something wrong in the clip?
Mission146
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April 12th, 2013 at 3:33:07 AM permalink
The dealer should have a wager out for Casino War, and when the game went to War, he should have backed his wager (even though the player can't win the dealer's extra, "Wager").
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
ahiromu
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April 12th, 2013 at 4:52:19 AM permalink
Quote: jon

The perfect casino wouldn't care about [money] as they would just want their players to be happy.



Your casino is over there in Soviet Russia.

Admittedly though you have a point, just put it the wrong way.
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100xOdds
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April 12th, 2013 at 5:03:20 AM permalink
Quote: MathExtremist

Today's Sun has an article about various journalists' preferences for what would make a perfect casino. The title image is a rendering of Genting's plans for their Resorts World property where Echelon (and before that, Stardust) was located.

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/apr/11/what-makes-perfect-casino/

Did anyone notice the Vdara-style death ray aimed directly at the road?



Echelon is dead. long live Echelon!
Resorts World paid $350M for it?! Boyd gaming was just bleeding $$$ for having it sit around for 5+ yrs.
I guess flush w/cash with record breaking profits from Resorts World NYC...

so this must be great news for the guy thats planning to renovate the Saraha casino into a luxury casino.
THe Circus Circus/Riveria end of the strip has been saved (?)
Craps is paradise (Pair of dice). Lets hear it for the SpeedCount Mathletes :)
100xOdds
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April 12th, 2013 at 5:08:04 AM permalink
Quote: jon

The perfect casino wouldn't care about this as they would just want their players to be happy.



hm.. a whole new meaning to BJ tables
Craps is paradise (Pair of dice). Lets hear it for the SpeedCount Mathletes :)
jon
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April 12th, 2013 at 3:05:12 PM permalink
Quote: Mission146

The dealer should have a wager out for Casino War, and when the game went to War, he should have backed his wager (even though the player can't win the dealer's extra, "Wager").


It does have to do with the War game, but I was referring to the fact that this scene was a parody about bizarre casino games ("I gotta warn you Clark, they don't play the same games here they do at them regular casinos") yet Casino War was already a casino game when this movie came out. In the alternative, the layout/sign used in the movie was completely different than the real Casino War layout.

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