Thumbing its nose at the naysayers, the rapid rise of the north Strip's $373 million Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino hints at a robust initial flow of construction dollars. Now stretching up to the fourth floor, the planned nine-story, 206-room hotel will reside next door to the symbol of an older era, the Golden Steer steakhouse.
Key to the design, future clientele and foreign funding is the focus on creating "an authentic Asian cultural and gaming experience," with the 19,000-square-foot casino offering "baccarat, Pai Gow, Fan Tan, and Sic Bo and will boast several Feng Shui designed private gaming parlors."
Renderings of the rich red glass exterior reveal how it will host views of the Strip and inside, five restaurants, four bars and lounges. Current pitches to potential investors explain they will range from "noodle bars, to high-end dim sum, to tea cafés."
Video updates by the Lucky Dragon team, which includes Andrew Fonfa, owner of the neighboring Allure residential building, show how quickly the base structure is coming along. While there have been no official updates, a late 2016 arrival for the resort was promised prior to ground breaking.