Snow Covered Capital has sold the closed Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for $36 million, according to CasinoNewsDaily. The San Francisco developer sealed the deal with Don Ahern, the chairman of the board and CEO of construction equipment company Ahern Rentals.
SCC, the resort’s main lender, gained ownership of the property after setting the opening bid at $35 million and receiving no bids at a foreclosure auction last October, said the Las Vegas Sun. Ahern told CasinoNewsDaily he plans to reopen the property under a different name and as a nongambling hotel, with the casino building to be converted to a conference and convention facility.
The nine-story Lucky Dragon opened in December 2016 and featured 203 rooms, 27,500 square feet of casino space, five restaurants and a spa. At the time, it was the first new-build casino in Las Vegas in six years.