Penthouse Pool Converted into Gambling Den, Collapses Through Roof!
Known in the seedy underworld as the Pupu Palace, the Penthouse unit of Shell Gardens located at 888 Pupu Place in Honolulu was until recently, the location of a notorious gambling parlor attracting jet setting whales or ultra-rich poker faced professionals from around the globe to it’s palatial heights of depravity. Known for it’s high stakes poker games, mahjongg, and roof top cockatoo fights. The Pupu Palace has apparently hosted a veritable who’s who of criminal gamblers and professional ne’er-do-wells according to FBI investigators, speaking off the record.
The Pupu Palace roof deck with it's infamous Pool Room filled with dissapated gamblers & Cockatoos
High above Honolulu, the Pupu Palace was often a surreal scene of bedazzled gambling rooms each featuring an ala carte menu of unusual gambling fetishes like hermit crab racing or gold fish eating. A Humane society spokesperson said they rescued 2,000 gold fish, 16 crabs, 3 mongoose, 2 cats, and a bandaged cockatiel from certain death in the "pool ". The pool room was known to host all manner of nefarious sport from kangaroo boxing and miniature horse tossing to the ever popular Cockatiel and Cockatoo fighting.
“The organizers drained the roof deck pool, installed a fighting ring, and hid the whole production under a plastic tarp done up to look like a swimming pool full of water”, said an ivestigator familiar with the case. "Minature Scimitars were attached to the plumage of the cockatoo and the coxcombed killers were fed a diet of blood soaked Saltines and turkey hormones to encourage a more saline fighting disposition. According to forensic detectives the popular cockatoo fights had drawn a particularly large crowd on the afternoon of the accident, which contributed to the floor collapse.
Fighting Cockatoo size each other up as Gambling Whales paruse the afternoon program of illicit gambling.
The Honolulu Zoo's missing Macaque, who escaped two years ago was found slinging Singapor Slings at the service bar on the Pupu Palace roof deck. When the service bartender was asked if he was aware of what was going on in the Pool Room, he just shrugged his shoulders... Read more>