Moon Resort and Casino
November 25, 2002 12:09 PM   Subscribe

MOON: Because you've been everywhere else. [warning: sound and flash]
"Moon Resort and Casino will be an escape into the future with hundreds of attractions including a giant lunar-themed aquatic center, exclusive shopping complex, terrestrial biosphere, moon buggy rides, and its own International Space Station. Nestled between the [10,000 room] hotel's dramatic wings will be the centerpiece of the resort, the Moon itself, towering over 350 feet and housing the world's largest casino." The creator is not without controversy, but Robin Leach is already on board.
posted by me3dia (19 comments total)
i know it's monday and all, but it took me a while to discern that this would not be built on the actual moon. woah.
posted by serafinapekkala at 12:27 PM on November 25, 2002

...I hope the Moon's surface is accurate.

...some of the artwork/rendering scream of Syd Mead. Why not, he's the master.
posted by tomplus2 at 12:27 PM on November 25, 2002

Robin Leach is wrong. Why build in Vegas when you can actually build the damn resort on the moon itself?
posted by jasonspaceman at 12:35 PM on November 25, 2002

Were this fark, we'd have the photoshop-edited architectural rendering by now.

And serafinapekkala, I thought the same thing you did.
posted by Tacodog at 12:36 PM on November 25, 2002

Ah, but this isn't Fark. Thank god.
(It isn't up over there, is it? I didn't check.)
posted by me3dia at 12:39 PM on November 25, 2002

They were running out of places on Earth to emulate in Vegas. This is the next logical step. But I'm sorry it's not on the actual Moon -- the low-G craps would be awesome!
posted by SealWyf at 12:45 PM on November 25, 2002

me3dia, it's already on Fark
posted by panopticon at 12:48 PM on November 25, 2002

the low-G craps

again with the gaming-impaired self read this totally the wrong way.

running out of places on Earth to emulate in Vegas

pretty soon they'll have to emulate Vegas itself: "MetaVegas Resort and Casino"! i guess a "Hell" theme would be fun too, but it might be a little redundant...
posted by serafinapekkala at 1:16 PM on November 25, 2002

In a way, the Downtown properties are already the MetaVegas theme area. They're deliberately keeping themselves retro and tacky to appeal to the traditionalist gamblers. As for the "Hell" theme -- the Trop in Atlantic City has a "Nickel Hell" area to compliment its "Nickel Heaven". They call it "Red Hot Nickels", but the little devil cartoons on all the slot banks make it obvious what the real name of the place is.
posted by SealWyf at 1:20 PM on November 25, 2002

If you watch the video, about 4:40 in there's a Segway in one of the renderings.

"They'll build whole resorts around it!"

On another note, I still hope to see a real moon resort sometime. Maybe the Dot Communists in China will get the ball rolling with their new space program.
posted by Kevs at 1:26 PM on November 25, 2002

a giant lunar-themed aquatic center

Anybody else bothered by the conceptual problems with this? Isn't it kind of like "a huge amazon jungle-themed skating rink" or "an enormous Dante's Inferno-themed day spa"? A little incongruous, no?
posted by mr_roboto at 1:44 PM on November 25, 2002

M-O-O-N...that spells investors.

M-O-O-N...that spells seed capital.

M-O-O-N...that spells ???

M-O-O-N...that spells FuckedCompany t-shirt.
posted by Smart Dalek at 1:52 PM on November 25, 2002

"Our fully-stocked Sea of Tranquility", mr_roboto?
posted by SealWyf at 2:01 PM on November 25, 2002

The lunar-themed aquatic center bugged me too. It's like a desert-themed wharf. Or a capitalist-themed Worker's Paradise.
posted by nickmark at 2:04 PM on November 25, 2002

I would totally live on the moon. I didn't pick up that this wasn't on the moon itself, and after having this pointed out, I still won't pick it up. Ewww.

I would *so* go live on the moon.
posted by folktrash at 3:40 PM on November 25, 2002

lunar-themed aquatic center

um, er! huh?
posted by mcsweetie at 5:37 PM on November 25, 2002

Ok, let's just get this out of the way right now:

That's no moon...
posted by fatbobsmith at 7:35 PM on November 25, 2002

The next logical step - a Las Vegas themed casino on the moon.
posted by iamck at 7:53 PM on November 25, 2002

Henderson intends to raise money to finance his concept and doesn't yet have a potential site under contract.

The press report said that observers are skeptical. Financing is difficult, land is scarce and the project is twice the cost of... a planned casino resort that would be the most expensive ever built in Las Vegas.

I'll lay 3 to 1 the Vegas-themed lunar resort opens before the lunar-themed Vegas resort does.
posted by ook at 10:08 PM on November 25, 2002

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