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All Articles Published: April 2012

April 25, 2012

Skate To Where the Puck Will Be

Posted by Hunter

This article on the future development of MGM's Cotai project is a great view into what's wrong with a lot of modern casino design. Grant Bowie runs the operations for the company there:

We are searching globally for what are the world's best practices and, more importantly, what are the world's biggest consumer trends in global tourism and leisure destinations.


... we don't want to make the decision of what it is going to look like yet, and specifically how we interact with the consumer, because in the 18 to 24 months that it takes us to get to that point in the design cycle, in high likelihood trends may have already changed.

Sure sounds like this will be a place built by focus groups.

Needless to say, I prefer the 'auteur-in-chief' approach that Wynn Design & Development uses for their projects. They may not always suit everyone's taste but at least they express someone's vision, not some conglomeration of 'trends in global tourism and leisure destinations'.

April 19, 2012

Vegas Gang #77 - April 19th, 2012

Posted by Hunter

Episode #77 is up!

Listen here:

This time on the show:

This time on the show:

- D Las Vegas
- SLS Las Vegas
- Linq Las Vegas
- Sands Cotai Central
... and more...

** Sure Bets **

Chuck - Landry's - Biloxi
Dr. Dave - 2012 RD&E Experience Conference
Hunter - Instagram

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April 13, 2012

UPDATED: Linqing the Perfect Name

Posted by daveschwartz

There's a bit of a mystery unfolding on the Strip thanks to Caesars Entertainment. Since the initial flurry that surrounded the initial announcement of Linq last August, we've heard precious little about the project, which will mostly be beneath, between and behind the Flamingo and Imperial Palace. After the jump, I take a look at what I consider the biggest unanswered question, and take a few guesses at possible answers.

April 6, 2012

Crystal Balls and Financing Details

Posted by daveschwartz

We learned yesterday that all of the financing details for the soon-to-open SLS Las Vegas are in place. Well, actually, they aren't, and that's what makes this interesting.