If you just have to gamble, St. John’s willing to help. The new Parrot Club caters to folks who like action with 55 Video Lottery Terminals blinking and flashing. It’s at Wharfside Village in the newly remodeled and air-conditioned space where Larry’s Landing used to be.
Wikipedia says a Video Lottery Terminal “is similar to a slot machine, except that it is connected to a centralized computer system that determines the outcome of each wager using a random number generator … VLTs can be thought of as computerized scratch-off lottery tickets.”
Southland Gaming is the business behind the Club. It also operates two gaming machine franchises on St. Thomas and the Divi Carina Bay Beach Casino on St. Croix.
The general manager of the Parrot Club is Brian Conley. He gave the St. John Sun Times’ Bob Tis a tour during a soft opening late in July. He described the Club’s many flat screen TVs,
plush carpeting, and bar. The long-time reporter also saw “a
line of shiny young women with platinum hair and makeup … waiting to
fill out applications for employment.”
Conley said, “Some people love it, and some people don’t. But this is going to be a very upscale entertainment center and I think it is enhancing the entire complex.” VLT’s are also available on at Fred’s, Cap’s Place, and the laundromat.
- Read the Sun Times story here: http://stjohnsuntimes.com/node/525