Penthouse Pool Converted into Gambling Den, Collapses Through Roof!

Real Estate Agent with HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 RS-76763

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>



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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

You got me. ;) Happy April Fool Day to you, Kimo. D 

Apr 01, 2015 04:15 AM #1
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Kimo Stowell REALTOR Associate® ~ this one rocks and I especially love the read more at the end

Apr 01, 2015 06:50 AM #2
Ann Patrykus

Awww you got me. I was with you until the macaque bar tending….Thanks for making me smile!

Apr 01, 2015 01:40 PM #3
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Call me a fool.... you got me too! I love how you tell stories! You had me in the palm of your hands!

Have a great day Kimo!

Apr 01, 2015 06:57 PM #4
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Kimo --- imagine the mess to clean up at The Pupu Palace - too bad you didn't place in CrapTacular Group hosted by Kathleen Daniels.   LOL!

Apr 02, 2015 05:17 PM #5
Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Mai Kakou, Mahalo for joining in the fun and commenting! May your April be amazing!

Apr 03, 2015 07:26 AM #6
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Kima, somewhere around the third paragraph, I checked on the date to see if this was written April 1st.  Still, it's a wonderful Arpil Fool's post!  You had me going.

Apr 03, 2015 10:13 AM #7
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