Inside Vegas’ First Authentic Asian Gaming Experience

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Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino's night market
Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino’s night market

The 204-room Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino—Vegas’ first attempt at delivering an authentic Asian cultural and gaming experience—is on schedule to be completed by late 2016.

Being built to help accommodate the growing number of Asian visitors, the hotel will feature such details as signage in Chinese first and English second as well as offer a multilingual staff and the city’s only indoor-outdoor, high-end tea garden and lounge. Las Vegas’ only tea sommelier will curate the tea menu, which will include teas sourced directly from generations-old farms throughout Asia. Attendees will be able to sit at custom-built Gonfu tables in order to experience the traditional Chinese tea ritual ceremony. A waterfall, oak trees and a shoreline swimming pool will weave in and out of the outdoor space.

One of the hotel’s key elements will be its collection of restaurants offering authentic, Pan-Asian cuisine. A night market will mimic the vibrant street food markets of Asia, with an evolving menu of fresh and live seafood, dim sum, boba tea and other regional delicacies. A dim sum restaurant will serve up live seafood flown in daily, and a fine-dining restaurant will feature a menu of rare Chinese and Asian delicacies to appease worldly palates.

Even the resort’s 27,500-sf casino will emphasize table games such as Baccarat and Pai Gow—both popular in Asia—with only a few of the typical American table games such as Black Jack. In the center of the gaming floor will be a pagoda-shaped bar, highlighted by a 1.25-ton glass dragons sculpture suspended from the ceiling.

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