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Stardust bites the dust

Discussion in 'Casino Industry Discussion' started by Casinomeister, Mar 13, 2007.

    Mar 13, 2007
  1. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    Bye bye Stardust :(

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  2. Mar 13, 2007
  3. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    This is where I won 2k playing MultiStrike Deuces Wild two years ago.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2007
  5. dominique

    dominique Dormant account

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    The Stardust was the last Hotel in Vegas on the strip that offered rooms with balconees.

    All others have locked windows you can't even open with tools unless you take them apart.

    I hate being locked in like that.
     
  6. Mar 13, 2007
  7. tennis_balls

    tennis_balls Dormant account

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    some appropriate music

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  9. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    It's probably since Vegas has one of the highest suicide rates in the US.
     
  10. Mar 13, 2007
  11. tennis_balls

    tennis_balls Dormant account

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    and because too many rich guys were hung upside-down from those balconies by Joe Pesci.
     
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  12. Mar 14, 2007
  13. tennis_balls

    tennis_balls Dormant account

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    the movie, Casino, was based on the guy that ran the Stardust and a couple other casinos. When his buddy (the Joe Pesci character) followed him out to Vegas, the murder rate there jumped 70%
     
  14. Mar 14, 2007
  15. lojo

    lojo Banned User - repetitive violations of <a href="ht

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    Last time I was in Vegas it was all lit up like it would stand forever. I told a cabbie about the first time I went there as we passed by and he said, 'that was back when the mob was running things'. uncomfortable laugh.... silence.

    The movie I thought of when I saw Stardust coming down was 'The Cooler' and Baldwin's missive on the strip compared to downtown, '..all painted up like a whore... now this casino is a lady!' or something like that. Classic lines and important stuff in that movie about 'the end of an era'.

    There are still a few places downtown where an 'advantage player' would not want to ply his skills. And it gets a little wierd between 3 and 6am to walk on Freemont during the week. But all in all I'm glad there is still a bit of the old in Vegas and I never miss downtown even if I'm 'living it up' on the strip.

    Not that Stardust was 'downtown', just saying.

    Ramble concluded.:)
     
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  17. lojo

    lojo Banned User - repetitive violations of <a href="ht

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    And from the dust will rise echelonresort.com/main.html '..and that's a good thing.'

    Vegas, and the whole b&m world (macau et al) is changing much faster than the casual observer (me) would have thought.

    Look at MGM's plans on the strip, it's like they are going to make LV into a real city. Murren is a genius in that respect, looking at his tenure.


    I'm looking forward to the day that I can take my players card from any B&M and validate for online play, and viceversa. I don't really see it going back to the 'glory days' for US players.
     
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  19. Stanford

    Stanford Dormant account

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    I will miss it

    As you know I was a big fan of the Stardust. It was one of my Comp Stations. I was there right before it closed. When I checked out I left my phone charger in the room. I went back late the next night to see if it was turned in. The night manager took me back up to the room. It had not been rented but rather the whole floor had already been closed. Time was close.

    The charger wasn't there. We headed into the service elevator and down into the bowels to check with housekeeping. On the way down, she told me how she had started as a Showgirl many years before. No phone charger in lost and found - nor in house keeping; I listened as maintenance and housekeeping folk bantered with the manger. They seemed family. They radioed the supervisor responsible for my floor but no luck.

    One person took me to a cage and dug through a box of old phone chargers and pulled out a couple that fit my phone. "Take these he said". Ghosts from the past.

    On the way back to the main floor I asked the Manager if her showgirl pictures graced the walls anywhere. She smiled and told me to look for her in the Souvenir Book. It was a nice tour - nice company.

    When I got home I found my charger in my bag. It was never lost at all.

    Stanford

    PS - I played a 2 for 1 coupon on blackjack for $25 and won. And my stay was completely comped. No bonus abuse excuses - no play through requirements.
     
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  20. Mar 14, 2007
  21. REOdeathwagon

    REOdeathwagon Experienced Member

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    Enjoyed the story Stanford.

    I have many of the same feelings about the Stardust.

    It was the first time I ever stayed in a casino penthouse suite, strip view, jacuzzi, the works.

    Sports book was right next to the poker room.

    Larry Grossman show was taped in the afternoons there. Larry Grossman was my hero back then, best gambling show I have ever heard, that show was before it's time in many ways. Maybe it's because I don't live in LV, and we just don't have serious gaming shows on the radio in my town?

    Sad to see the pictures of it coming down.
     
  22. Mar 14, 2007
  23. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    I only went there once last year for the CAC conference but it is still sad watching that video of it coming down. My memory of it is of the slots competition in the roped off area at the back - all these OAP's sitting round having drinks, then sitting at the 3 reelers waiting for starters orders.

    The place definately had a nice feel despite it's age. Nice and bright - big gaming floor. I am sure the replacement will be a wow though :thumbsup:
     

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