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100xOdds
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October 2nd, 2014 at 5:29:27 PM permalink
http://money.cnn.com/2014/10/01/news/companies/revel-casino-buyer/index.html

Brookfield has owned the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas since 2011, and has also run the Atlantis Paradise Island resort and casino in the Bahamas since 2012.

won't say whether it will keep the Revel name.


hm.. I think almost any experienced casino executive can run a profitable casino the size of Revel if it only costs $110M?
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October 2nd, 2014 at 5:56:15 PM permalink
What now? They won't renovate a casino
that opened a year and a half ago. So just
open the doors and hope for the best?
Why will people go there, what will draw
them in.
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October 2nd, 2014 at 6:06:23 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

What now? They won't renovate a casino
that opened a year and a half ago. So just
open the doors and hope for the best?
Why will people go there, what will draw
them in.

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October 2nd, 2014 at 6:16:59 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

What now? They won't renovate a casino
that opened a year and a half ago. So just
open the doors and hope for the best?
Why will people go there, what will draw
them in.



From TR's from others, I would think they'll make it more appealing in a standard AC way crossed with a cruise ship.

Short term:
More mid-range restaurants and casual dining.
A buffet.
A sizeable smoking permitted area of the casino.
More tournaments and day buses. Maybe even 3rd shift buses for overnight gamblers without a room.
More drawings and scratch-off/wheel-spin type promotions to bring people in.
More low to mid-limit games.
Fun things scheduled in/around the immediate building, almost like a cruise ship's entertainment and activities.
Special promotions for lovers/group parties/birthdays.
Special rates for PA and NY zip codes. Also some locals promotions.
Big push to bring in Asian traffic; perhaps those 14 floors that never opened will be specially designed to appeal to foreign sensibilities, kind of like an internal Nobu.
Re-open the spa, expand it if it was boutique.
Subsidize at least 1 flight/day out of Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas.
Put in a junketing department and hit 2 dozen other metro areas 1x per month (overlapping) for 3 day trips.
Subsidize train tickets out of Philly.
Frequent concerts by second-tier bands and known headliners who are now playing small clubs.
Accredited child care with structured activities, including sleep-care.
Book a series of popular Broadway plays (the bus-and-truck versions or A-cast of touring shows).
Well-supervised teen hangout, with arcades, bowling, dance area, food; sign-in and sign-out for guests only.
Don't know what their pool is like.
Specialty cigar bar with gaming and good liquor.
Extensive shopping.
In-room gaming via CCTV with parental controls and wifi.

Long term:

Internal/connected water park/small rides.
Golf course.
Interior tennis/racketball/squash club.
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rdw4potus
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October 2nd, 2014 at 6:32:24 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

What now? They won't renovate a casino
that opened a year and a half ago. So just
open the doors and hope for the best?
Why will people go there, what will draw
them in.



You don't think they'll renovate? Why not? They got it so cheaply, they could certainly "fix" a couple things. Create direct access to the Boardwalk, reshape the floor, make it easier to move between the garage, lobby, hotel, and casino. Another $110MM in work would go a long way to making this a serviceable property.
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October 2nd, 2014 at 6:43:59 PM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds

http://money.cnn.com/2014/10/01/news/companies/revel-casino-buyer/index.html

Brookfield has owned the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas since 2011, and has also run the Atlantis Paradise Island resort and casino in the Bahamas since 2012.

won't say whether it will keep the Revel name.


hm.. I think almost any experienced casino executive can run a profitable casino the size of Revel if it only costs $110M?



You should read other threads instead of posting new ones all the time. We have been discussing this at length in the AC thread.
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darkoz
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October 2nd, 2014 at 7:00:37 PM permalink
Quote: GWAE

You should read other threads instead of posting new ones all the time. We have been discussing this at length in the AC thread.



I don't see what the problem is. The AC thread is too long and general for someone to be searching all through its contents. Some subjects warrant a separate thread.

Are you saying nothing AC related can have a thread started but must appear in that singular location? Someone who has something to say about AC must read through the last dozen pages of the AC thread first?

I'm happy 100xodds posted this. I would not have known about it otherwise without sifting through the AC thread sometime in the future where I may have missed the info.
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terapined
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October 2nd, 2014 at 7:13:26 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

I don't see what the problem is. The AC thread is too long and general for someone to be searching all through its contents. Some subjects warrant a separate thread.

Are you saying nothing AC related can have a thread started but must appear in that singular location? Someone who has something to say about AC must read through the last dozen pages of the AC thread first?

I'm happy 100xodds posted this. I would not have known about it otherwise without sifting through the AC thread sometime in the future where I may have missed the info.



I don't think its a big deal if the new thread is very specific and generates a lot of responses.
On the flip side, if there is news out of AC, go to the end or almost end of the AC thread to see the discussion on the latest news out of AC which this is.
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October 2nd, 2014 at 7:28:57 PM permalink
This is worth a separate thread, imo. $110M sounds like a steal...but then again, it is AC.
GWAE
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October 2nd, 2014 at 7:36:03 PM permalink
It may be worthy of its own thread, so if that is the case then the talks from the AC thread should be merged into this one.
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