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friendofgunnar
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posted August 09, 2006 01:29 AM bonus applied.
Edited by friendofgunnar at 01:38, 09 Aug 2006.

HC: Design your own casino contest.

Las Vegas is the birthplace of a new style of architecture.  In the absence of a better term I will call it “Desert Imitative”.  Let’s take a look at three examples:


The Luxor



New York, New York



Caesars Palace





I am hereby announcing the HC “Design your own Casino” contest.  To enter the contest you must:

1.  Design and sketch your own casino. (you can also describe it verbally if you so choose).

you must also:

2.  Design a sidewalk attraction

At the mirage for example there is a volcano that erupts every 15 minutes.



Bellagio is famous for it’s fountains that are co-ordinated with music.




And of course there’s the infamous “treasure island” pirate show with girls in skimpy units.  



You must come up with something that will stop the gawkers and form a wall of people that will shunt the sidewalk traffic into your casino.

You must also book the entertainment

3.  One show for the general public (you can have anybody you want for this) and

4.  One show for the old folks (mandatory)

Examples:

Siegfried and Roy’s White Tiger Exhibit



Barry Manilow at the Las Vegas Hilton



Liza Minelli at the Luxor







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You must also

5.  Invent your own new gambling game that will be added to the usual repertoire of slots, blackjack, poker, video poker, roulette etc….


and finally, you will receive bonus points for coming up with extra attractions- the more creative, the better.

Examples:

Mandalay Bay’s “Wave Beach”



Gondola Rides at the Venetian





You will be scored on coherence of theme, originality, and also practicality.

The prizes:

The first place winner will have his or her casino actually built in Las Vegas on the strip (Just north of Wynn casino).  They will also be the guest of honor at the very first HC convention held there on August 8th 2008.

The second place winner will receive nothing.

The third place winner will receive nothing also.



I will be the sole judge of this.  All decisions final.  Winning the contest does not imply that you will actually own the casino.


The contest will close on September 1st.  Unless nobody enters, in which case I will keep extending the contest until somebody finally does.


recap

1.  Design and sketch your own casino. (you can also describe it verbally if you so choose).
2.  Design a sidewalk attraction
3.  One show for the general public (you can have anybody you want for this) and
4.  One show for the old folks (mandatory)
5.  Invent your own new gambling game that will be added to the usual repertoire of slots, blackjack, poker, video poker, roulette etc….

and finally, you will receive bonus points for coming up with extra attractions- the more creative, the better.

Good luck all contestants.

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posted August 09, 2006 10:27 PM

WOW

This is a great contest - and what a prize

I have already discarded a few ideas - I was hoping TNT would come back and do a CareBear one  Come back guys... {ALL OF YOU}

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posted August 09, 2006 10:42 PM

uh, have you been playing the game Casino on your PC?

lol jk whatever the truth may be. but I dont know how to make a casino or edit pictures if thats what is needed.
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posted August 10, 2006 09:18 AM

Can we use edited photos - or do you want sketches?  

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posted August 10, 2006 10:54 AM

Well I have a few ideas, although they might be a little stupid.

For my Casino I would have, as an entrance, a door which looks like a big mouth, and then when you get close to it smoke would come down and a menacing laugh would send and then it would greet you, like because of Camera or something, auto greeting
It would be about $5 for teenagers, and about $21 for a family pass.
No children under the age of 15 allowed because of nude girls inside
Well the floor would be see through and underneath would be an aquarium, and you would be able to see all the fish and things swimming around.
And for an extra $10 you would be able to go in there and swim around, but be warned of sharks and things.
The main casino hall would have about 100 Cash machines/ slot machines, which have been tampered with ermm wait scratch that
There would be all sorts of games to be played, and it would be an aussie theme, and there would be a fully featured dining area, and all meals are free, providing you purchase a token, which costs $10.
There would also be 2 featured olympic swimming pools, one inside and the other outside, both heated of course.
There would also be 4 spas and you can also gamble in them aswell.
The Casino would be called: Williams Casino of Death and Destruction
And the motto would be: Noone gets out alive

Hope you like my ideas, and this is just an idea
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posted August 10, 2006 05:37 PM

Okay first of all this kind of resembles Kooka's casino with the pools and fish and whatnot so maybe you will want to steer away from that.  Also be sure that you book the entertainment, otherwise the old folks won't have any reason to go there and your slot machines will sit idle.
I know you lot's of ideas so keep at it.



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Edited by russ at 16:33, 18 Aug 2006.

Mother Russia

1. Design and sketch your own casino. (you can also describe it verbally if you so choose).

Basically, a slightly scaled down Kremlin:




2. Design a sidewalk attraction

The sidewalk will obviously be "The Red Square". Those will be the attractions scheduled at different times:
1) The change of sentries. It looks quite impressive if you've ever seen it. 4 sentries change the other 4 centries at Mausoleum.
2) A small military parade (maybe the casino can even afford a couple of Russian tanks or smth else to make it look more realistic). One of Stalin, Kruschev, Brezhnev, Andropov or Gorbachev will be standing on the walls of mausoleum (obviously, I am talking about look-alikes here).
3) May The 1-st AKA The International Labour Day celebration - every passerby will be given a small red flag to wave around in a happy crowd (of casino's staff) acting like a typical May the 1-st crowd in USSR.

3. One show for the general public (you can have anybody you want for this)

Nikolay Valuev (the bext boxer) will be kicking everyone's ass. He has 44(32 KOs)-0-0 record and a WBA champ title. I simply have no idea how can anyone stand up to that mountain.
http://www.boxnews.com.ua/person.php?id=1015&lng=en

Since he can't fight 24/7, the less known Russian boxers will be fighting every night.

4. One show for the old folks (mandatory)

A hidden strip poker observation area.

5. Invent your own new gambling game that will be added to the usual repertoire of slots, blackjack, poker, video poker, roulette etc….

Russian roulette

There will be several variations of this game:

1) Moscow Shoot'em
This game will have 6 players per table. Just like in poker, the first one will be called "Under The Gun" . The last one (the 6-th) will be called "The Dealer". After a casino staff member loads a bullet and spins the drum, the person "Under The Gun" will be the first one to take the turn. "The Dealer" will be the last one. Five winners will split the pot upon the completion of every round. The loser will be quickly cleaned up after and replaced with a new player. After that the dealer button will be passed in the clockwise direction.

Note: if at any time a player will seem to have problems with the way the game is played or with the rules (such as "The Dealer" being confused about what to do when it is his turn ), our friendly and professional staff members will be more than happy to assist him in a professional manner!

Note 2: as a courtesy to the other players, please aim at your mouth instead of your temple. It is considered rude to mess up your opponent's brand new Gucci suit with your brains when you lose.

2) Urupinsk Shoot'em
This game will have up to 10 players per table. Unlike "Moscow Shoot'em", each player will spin the drum and reload (if necessary ). After everyone gets a turn, the winners will split the pot. If there are no winners, the casino will claim the pot.

3) Ishim Shoot'em
This game is designed for the true fans of the game! You can have up to 10 players per table. Each player will load 5 bullets, spin the drum and take his turn 3 times. The winner will take the pot. If there are no winners, the casino will claim the pot.

Note: this game will not have any rake collected! In fact, the casino will DOUBLE the pot for the winner!

Note 2: due to the high bust out rate the chairs will be coated with easily removable covers to speed up the replacement process. We hope that this will not inconvenience you too much.


Strip Poker

This game will be for those who can't quite grasp the beauty of Russian Roulette. To avoid spoiling the game for everyone else, some patrons will not be allowed to participate. To spice the game up, various bikini models will be playing from time to time



Edit: Added the description of Russian roulette
Edit 2: Added strip poker (due to popular demand)

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posted August 16, 2006 06:46 PM



I think this brings new meaning to the phrase "Leaving Las Vegas"

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posted August 18, 2006 10:02 AM

This looks great Russ, although a bit scary... reminds me of that vid you showed us

Is there a strip poker table for the more, ah gutless of us?

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posted August 18, 2006 04:44 PM

Quote:
Is there a strip poker table for the more, ah gutless of us?

You really want to see more of Nikolay other than his hairy chest, stomache and face...?
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click and help me out!! Thanks!!

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posted August 18, 2006 04:48 PM

Quote:
This looks great Russ, although a bit scary... reminds me of that vid you showed us

Is there a strip poker table for the more, ah gutless of us?
The lady's wish is my command! Strip poker added! (Along with a new entertainment for older people )

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Edited by kookastar at 09:22, 04 Sep 2006.

Thanks Russ LOL at the oldies entertainment!

Crikey's Hotel and Casino


{image not complete}

The Casino is in the shape of Australia's famous 'Uluru'.  
Resting above it is the hotel in the shape of a croc {Duhr}.

Hotel
In the mouth of the croc is the pool - it is incredibly huge and at each tooth is a spa {hot tub}.  The drink waiters/waitresses are dressed as TBA.  The teeth themselves are transparent cones and inside them are a number of different amusements - TBA

casino
The foyer will be like one of those underwater aquarium places where you walk through a tube/fishtank filled with fish and sharks and kraken stuff.

Sidewalk Attraction
Surrounding the front of the casino are a series of billabongs {large ponds} where people can fish.  There will be bikini clad fishmongers there to scale and gut the fish with jewelled knives.  Chefs in akubras {hats} and khaki shorts will turn your catch into a feast on BBQs while speaking in Aussie Rhyming Slang.

One pond will have sharks in it.  There are rocks and caves with crocs, and there is green fog hovering above some of the billabongs.  

Show for the General Public
A Steve Erwin tribute show


Sea of Fish: Singles Bar
Each table has inbuilt monitors {flat, flush with the tables}.
Customers complete a questionnaire that matches them with other people in the bar.  They can then 'chat' with their matches before revealing their location.

Gambling Game

Pass the Pigs to be played on black felt.

Bet's can be placed by non rollers on what the next pig position will be, or how many rolls it will take to win. Players back themselves - like poker.  If you have never played the game and are interested in the rules they are here
Players getting "makin' bacon" {right} will be escorted out to the sidewalk and fed to the crocs

Show for the Old Folks

Australian Bush Music and Dance - The Wongawilli Band
Great Aussie Fun
Dances will be held every Wednesday and Thursday nights, with the Band providing entertainment daily
The Band:    
Wongawilli Band Sound Samples

Some traditional Aussie Bush instruments used are: Cake Tin Banjo, Kerosene Tin Dulcimer, and the Lagerphone {pictured above – the beer bottle top thingy}.  Before you all rush to claim the lagerphone as your own – the Aussie version is a more refined instrument Further info can be found here

Crikey's Lego

Monthly Lego competitions will be held inside the casino - where lego artists from all over the world can compete for glory.  Crickey's crocs available from the gift shop for a totally ridiculous amount of money

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posted August 26, 2006 12:11 AM

I like the lego alligator which could be a legogator
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Copy-pasting entry before it gets deleted in VW.    I shall finish it at some point.  Promise.  

Uniform Haven

Hotel and Casino
I haven’t decided on the outer appearance of the casino yet, but the inside will be divided into different sections with all the workers dressed in uniforms of their respective areas.  For example, the “Sea Voyage” section will have men dressed as sailors.  “Military” will have men in army uniforms.  “Hospital” will have girls as nurses.  And “Learning Center” will have girls in schoolgirl uniforms.  And so on and so forth.  

Due to the predicted swooning of many visitors, the casino is built by a real hospital to better serve/aid/save these guests.


Sidewalk
As for the sidewalk attraction, we’ll just have the different groups of uniformed people walk outside to wave at people and take pictures with them.    (Hey, if a bunch of men in uniforms came out and waved at me, that’s enough to get me into a casino. )  Maybe we’ll throw in so sort of march for the ladies and some cheesy dance for the men.  


Shows
As too much uniform could be bad for the heart, we have prepared a more lighthearted show for people to get back in touch with reality.

Behold… the Dancing Tina Fishhead with Williams Titans!



Extra Attractions
I don’t know how this is related, but there will be an amusement park with some kickass rides.  Here’s one example.


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posted August 31, 2006 10:39 PM

Cool.  Where are all the other entries

TNT
Pecu
Everyone else

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posted September 03, 2006 09:13 AM

Last call for entries.  Winner will be announced on monday.

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posted September 03, 2006 03:33 PM
Edited by TitaniumAlloy at 13:53, 04 Sep 2006.

They should include Big 2 at casinos!



Quote:
Show for the General Public
A Steve Erwin tribute show


He's dead now
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posted September 04, 2006 01:55 PM
Edited by kookastar at 13:55, 04 Sep 2006.

Yeah, thass why I changed it to tribute


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posted September 18, 2006 08:33 PM
Edited by friendofgunnar at 23:14, 18 Sep 2006.

Okay before we I announce the winners I'm going to enter my own casino in the contest.  And then we'll get to the judging and I'll award the winner.



Mine is going to be called Das GermanFest.

Design and sketch your own casino:
The main buildings will be in the style of medieval German style.  
Like these, only scaled up to Las Vegas size.
 

Outside the casino is going to be a huge animatronic robot in the form of Johann Sebastion Bach.  He is going to be playing on a pipe organ the size of a 4 storey building.  (It's not really a pipe organ though, there's going to be slot machines inside.) Every 15 minutes huge clouds of dry-ice vapor will erupt from Bach's pipe, lit up with multi-coloured lasers.  Bach will be playing the Toccata and Fugue in D major (you know the one, the haunted house one.)  The bass organ pipes will be amplified and they'll make your inner membranes quiver.

Once you walk in you will see the new gambling game:  Der Pachinkohoffen.

It is several huge wooden discs with pins attached near the edges, stacked on top of each other in a huge pit and spinning constantly.  Some overlap.  There are several smaller discs sitting in different locations and they are spinning also.  What you do is you buy a billiard sized ball and then you sit down at your station near the edge of the huge mechanism.  You put the little ball in the slot and it gets lifted to the top, where it drops onto the spinning wheels.  After that, it is anyone's guess where it will go.  If the ball manages to end up in special holes you get another free ball.  Sometimes though the ball will drop into a special jackpot hole and you will receive 100, 1000, or perhaps 10,000 dollars.  

After you lose some money at that, you will go inside to the Beerfest Hall.  That's where all the regular gambling games are.  

The waitresses will walk around with special serving platters with built in cooling pads and keeping-warm plates depending on whether you like your beer warm or cold.  They'll walk around and go "sausages and beer" "sausages and beer".  And then if you want mustard, they have little packets of mustard for free.

The regular entertainment will be the Jubilee Polka Band, playing covers of all the songs from the most recent hit parade.




For the old folks every night David Hasselhoff will be singing




Slogan: Come place your bet, at Das GermanFest


Now we'll move to the ratings phase of the contest:

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posted September 18, 2006 08:34 PM
Edited by friendofgunnar at 20:40, 18 Sep 2006.

First of all I want to thank everyone for participating.  We had an amazing number of entries, way more than expected.  I've rated each individually and then I'll be ready to announce the winner.

We'll start with William's


No One Gets Out Alive by William  

Okay first of all you have a lot of great ideas, however as any Las Vegas investor will tell you:
Quote:
It would be about $5 for teenagers, and about $21 for a family pass


This would be a complete disaster.  You see the formula is the same for all casinos:  You catch them, then you reel them in gently, and then you bleed them dry.  What you're doing is you're trying to bleed them before you reel them in.  You're putting the cart before the horse so to speak.

also:

Quote:
And the motto would be: Noone gets out alive


This also represents a problem, you see because repeat customers are what drives the Nevada economy.    You want all the old ladies coming in on the first of every month with their social security checks.  
I would have a hard time convincing investors that this facility will actually be profitable.

So on a scale of one to 10:

Naked Ladies: 10

Final score=10





Mother Russia by Russ

A solid entry with a coherent theme and something fresh for the jaded gamblers.

Quote:
1) The change of sentries. It looks quite impressive if you've ever seen it. 4 sentries change the other 4 sentries at Mausoleum.


If you could get the actual body of Lenin for the mauseleum that would work even better.  You could then implement a "pay to touch" that would be a major drawing attraction of the Las Vegas experience.  Americans, I believe,  would pay top dollar for the opportunity to touch Lenin's nose.

However I see a problem with the evening entertainment.  First of all I don't think many people would be interested in watching the lesser known boxers, especially women.  Having a famous boxer as the main attraction is a good idea however I find it hard to believe that he could actually get up and fight as often as he is required. As Confucius would say, even the mountains are gradually washed away by the ocean.  

Maybe he didn't say that, but it sounds like something he'd say.

Also, the Russian Roulette presents liability issues.  For example what happens if a sweaty palmed contestant loses control of the gun and the bullet ends up killing a spectator, casino worker, or other contestant?  I've consulted with Mr. Englestein about this one and his nervousness was so solid I could cut it with a knife.

On a scale of 1 to 10

How well a giant onion dome would fit in to Las Vegas: 10
Banning certain people from playing Strip Poker: 10
"You won't believe what I saw at Las Vegas": 10

final score: 30





Crikey's Bar and Casino by Kookastar

Okay, this one is great but it has a few flaws.  For example, the crocodile mouth doesn't up and close.  Why would people come all the way to Las Vegas to see a giant crocodile that doesn't open and close it's mouth?

The crocodile cafe and the Wongawilli band however are solid additions to the overall theme.  And I think America is ready to embrace the new gambling game "Pass the Pigs".

The Steve Irwin tribute show is also a great idea.  When people think of Australia, the first thing they think of is "Whatever happened to Crocodile Dundee?", after that however they usually think "How did Michael Hutchen's really die?".  After those two thoughts however they usually think about that Australian dude that's always putting his head inside crocodiles' mouths.  and that's what you want to be aiming for.

On a scale of 1 to 10

A giant crocodile that doesn't open it's mouth: 5
Steve Irwin Tribute: 10
Lego crocodiles:10

Final Score: 25




Uniform Haven by Iris

This is an excellent idea, and it would be a real novelty too.

Quote:
As for the sidewalk attraction, we’ll just have the different groups of uniformed people walk outside to wave at people and take pictures with them.


Okay this is a good idea however it's not very cost-effective.  All those people in uniform are going to have to have medical and dental insurance, retirement plans, and of course they are all going to be out on the sidewalk at the same time so it's going to be very easy for them to unionize. Perhaps we could implement some type of show revue during the evenings to get maximum value from them.  It would be like several airplanes crashed on an island and all these different groups of people had to fight for survival.  And gradually their uniforms would get worn away until it was just bronzed and fit bodies in underwear wrestling each other in mud pits.  And it would be a musical too.  Sounds like a hit.

The ride of death is also mixed.  It doesn't have any true commonality with the theme of uniforms, and there's also a bunch of rides already at the north end of the strip at Circus Circus.  However,  putting those little loop-de-loops in the ride so that the customers lose their pocket change is a great way to bring in extra revenue.

On a scale of 1 to 10:

Man eating flowers: 10
The dancing fishhead and Titan's review: 10
Bronzed and fit bodies mud wrestling: 10

Final score: 30


I'll be right back to award the announce the winner and award the prize.

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