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Ayecarumba
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May 2nd, 2016 at 3:08:27 PM permalink
China's Genting Group is building a $4B resort on the site of the former Boyd's Echelon Place project. One of the key architectural features appears to be a massive "lantern" hanging off the side of the main tower:



What do you think?
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TwoFeathersATL
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May 2nd, 2016 at 3:29:26 PM permalink
Big lantern, hanging off the side?
1st guess; don't stand under it ;-?
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May 2nd, 2016 at 4:35:15 PM permalink
Is this the Resorts World they are currently building?
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May 2nd, 2016 at 4:46:55 PM permalink
Like it.

Note: Genting Group is a Malaysian company. Pronounced with the G sound not the J sound according to locals I have spoken to.
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May 2nd, 2016 at 4:54:59 PM permalink
Quote: TwoFeathersATL

Big lantern, hanging off the side?
1st guess; don't stand under it ;-?


Maybe they can lower it at midnight on New Year's Eve? (Or Chinese New Year's Eve, although that's not really a thing?)
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May 2nd, 2016 at 6:26:30 PM permalink
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May 2nd, 2016 at 8:22:43 PM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

Maybe they can lower it at midnight on New Year's Eve? (Or Chinese New Year's Eve, although that's not really a thing?)



Like the Stratosphere they should open it to bungee jumping. There's lots of girls a short distance away at the SLS that like to dangle from big balls.

Btw, that staircase/escalator across the street is as G as can be.
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May 2nd, 2016 at 11:00:18 PM permalink
I think they are purchasing the ball from atop the revel and inverting it - heard straub sold it now looks like a genius for buying the revel
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October 25th, 2017 at 9:44:44 AM permalink
What's the latest gossip on this casino?

I mean, I heard it's been delayed again... are they moving away from the Asian theme or is that still the dominant idea? Any word on what games/entertainment/restaurants/etc. it will feature?
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October 25th, 2017 at 12:58:49 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

What's the latest gossip on this casino?

I mean, I heard it's been delayed again... are they moving away from the Asian theme or is that still the dominant idea? Any word on what games/entertainment/restaurants/etc. it will feature?



Current target for opening is late 2020. I understand the big tower with the lantern has been nixed in favor of a mix of smaller towers. Still Chinese themed.

Last edited by: Ayecarumba on Oct 25, 2017
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October 26th, 2017 at 8:10:08 PM permalink
The Asian themed casino down the street resembles a ghost town.
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October 26th, 2017 at 8:16:30 PM permalink
Funny you say that, Iíve gone through there a couple times - sat waiting for Valet to take my care for ten minutes and when I walked inside there were no more then 10 players in the entire casino- how could they possibly stay in business
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October 26th, 2017 at 9:11:38 PM permalink
Quote: Wizardofnothing

Funny you say that, Iíve gone through there a couple times - sat waiting for Valet to take my care for ten minutes and when I walked inside there were no more then 10 players in the entire casino- how could they possibly stay in business



Money laundering and visa operation?
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May 7th, 2024 at 7:30:47 AM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

Quote: Wizardofnothing

Funny you say that, Iíve gone through there a couple times - sat waiting for Valet to take my care for ten minutes and when I walked inside there were no more then 10 players in the entire casino- how could they possibly stay in business



Money laundering and visa operation?
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Absolutely money laundering for Southern California bookies
It's crazy with all the info coming out
Resorts World was essentially laundering Ohtani's stolen money for bookies
Not a good look for Resorts World
Right out of the mini series Ozark

https://www.si.com/mlb/dodgers/money-stolen-through-shohei-ohtanis-interpreter-ended-up-las-vegas-casino
"Multiple sources also told ESPN that Resorts World is at the center of what federal authorities described in an affidavit as an investigation into "illegal sports bookmaking organizations operating in Southern California, and the laundering of the proceeds of these operations through casinos in Las Vegas"
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May 7th, 2024 at 10:45:10 AM permalink
Quote: terapined

Resorts World was essentially laundering Ohtani's stolen money for bookies
Not a good look for Resorts World
Right out of the mini series Ozark
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Resorts World wasn't laundering the money, the interpreter's bookie was.

The interpreter stole the money and gave it to his bookie.

The bookie, who has been a known high roller for years, deposited that money into his account at Resorts World.

He gambled with it, and if he won, he would cash it out, effectively laundering it.

Unless Resorts World knew this guy was a criminal ahead of time, from their point of view he was just some regular high roller coming into their casino.
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May 7th, 2024 at 11:21:31 AM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

Quote: terapined

Resorts World was essentially laundering Ohtani's stolen money for bookies
Not a good look for Resorts World
Right out of the mini series Ozark
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Resorts World wasn't laundering the money, the interpreter's bookie was.

The interpreter stole the money and gave it to his bookie.

The bookie, who has been a known high roller for years, deposited that money into his account at Resorts World.

He gambled with it, and if he won, he would cash it out, effectively laundering it.

Unless Resorts World knew this guy was a criminal ahead of time, from their point of view he was just some regular high roller coming into their casino.
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Isnt Resorts World supposed to know their best customers
To make sure a bookie or drug dealer isnt money laundering
Isnt the bookie a high roller due to his bookie operation
Isnt this the reason Scott Sibella was fired
Isnt this the reason Scott Sibella pled guilty
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May 7th, 2024 at 12:28:47 PM permalink
Quote: terapined


Isnt Resorts World supposed to know their best customers
To make sure a bookie or drug dealer isnt money laundering
Isnt the bookie a high roller due to his bookie operation
Isnt this the reason Scott Sibella was fired
Isnt this the reason Scott Sibella pled guilty
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How do we know Resorts World didn't do their due diligence? The bookie doesn't have a criminal record and from other articles I've read it sounds like he had some money before doing the bookmaking.

The article you linked to said Resorts World is cooperating with the investigation, which is still ongoing. Sibella was fired and pled guilty because he *knew* there was something illegal going on. We don't know if anyone at Resorts World knew anything yet. If they did, they'll probably be fired and charged as well.
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May 7th, 2024 at 1:37:08 PM permalink
This is one of the hallmarks of Vegas hospitality. The only bedrock rule is Donít Burn the Locals. Beyond that, nobody cares. They would rather not know. If Jeffrey Skilling or Sam Bankman-Fried checked into Wynn tomorrow morning, nobody would hassle him as long as he tipped big.
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May 7th, 2024 at 2:01:56 PM permalink
MDawg, do you know how much casinos looked into your history when you started betting big?
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May 7th, 2024 at 2:33:15 PM permalink
There is a little known rule at the Vegas casinos, or at least the ones I know of, where they do run a background check on anyone asking for a credit line over a certain amount. But this is part of deciding whether to issue the credit line. Cosmopolitan advertises that to play on their top floor for the million dollar players a background check is required, so in at least that case it would seem to apply to cash front money players as well.

But in general I am not aware of any background check for cash (non credit) players.
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