Asian-themed Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, in the United States, has won final approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission.
The gaming commission unanimously approved a non-restricted licence for the property after hearing a report on the project on Thursday. The property (pictured in a rendering) is scheduled to open on December 3.
Lucky Dragon’s website says the property will have a nine-storey hotel with 203 rooms and suites, and 27,500 square feet (2,555 sq metres) of casino space.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper reported that the casino would have 40 table games and 300 slot machines. The tables will mostly be for baccarat and pai gow, popular with Asian players, added the media outlet.
The Las Vegas Sun newspaper quoted the general manager of Lucky Dragon, Matthew Harkness, as saying that the casino resort would focus on marketing to domestic Asian customers. “Only approximately 10 percent of the revenue will be coming from overseas customers,” Mr Harkness reportedly said.
Mr Harkness was asked by the Nevada Gaming Commission about the company’s plans to market the property to mainland China customers and on the use of junket operators. He said the company planned to collaborate with licensed junkets.
“Approved junkets. That is the process which I’m sure you’re familiar with and one we will follow. We will follow those rules. We have processes in place ensuring all those regulations and rules are followed,” said Mr Harkness, according to the Las Vegas Sun.
A group of 18 employees of casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd has been detained by mainland China authorities last week. Several media outlets have reported the detentions were for alleged gambling-related offences connected to marketing activities involving Crown Resorts properties.
In Thursday’s meeting, the Nevada Gaming Commission additionally gave approval for a few of Lucky Dragon’s key employees, including: Mr Harkness, as general manager; David Jacoby, as chief operating officer; and Shaza Sattar, as vice president of finance.
On December 2 – the day before Lucky Dragon is scheduled to open – China’s Hainan Airlines Co Ltd is to launch the first non-stop passenger aircraft service linking China’s capital Beijing and Las Vegas.
Jun 23, 2017The number of visitors arriving to Macau in May totalled 2.57 million, up 3.7 percent from the prior-year period, according to data released on Friday by the city’s Statistics and Census Service....
Jun 23, 2017
Jun 23, 2017
Nov 23, 2016Hong Kong-listed casino equipment supplier Paradise...
Oct 27, 2016As Studio City – the US$3.2-billion, 2015 addition to...
May 26, 2016Macau’s pacapio Chinese lottery game will celebrate its...
May 18, 2016Russia-based Diamond Fortune Holdings Ltd says it has big...
Dec 31, 2015The year 2016 could see the coming of age of “destination...
Value of gaming chips embezzled by an ex-senior casino cashier at Macau casino property Grand Emperor Hotel