The "Made By Hand (and Tentacle)" intro of this episode is done in a real time manner where models are used, where normally it is animated.
The armored truck company is called Binks (a parody of the Brinks company), and the drivers/guards are, appropriately, modeled on the Star Wars character Jar Jar Binks. The truck itself is shown in a mockup of Brink's own security car scheme, and the front of the truck uses hints reminiscent of the International Durastar, the frame a typical North American Brinks security van is built on.
The tune Rich Lobster, which is played when Zoidberg appears at the casino, parodies the song Big Spender (made famous by Shirley Bassey), from the Broadway musical Sweet Charity.
The part where the Professor says "dude, where's my spaceship" refers to the comedy film Dude, Where's My Car?
Fry realizing he has a tattoo on his face is a reference to the comedy film The Hangover.
The Wong's other hotel and casino, Wong's Island closely resembles [[wikipedia:Treasure Island Hotel and Casino|Treasure Island] in Las Vegas.