Since 2015, construction has been underway on a massive new casino-resort in the northern area of the Las Vegas Strip. This new venue is expected to be incredible. Scott Sibella, President of this new property, has just revealed some exciting new details about Resorts World Las Vegas.
Billions of dollars are being invested in Resorts World. It’s owned by Genting Group, who are working to make it one of the most impressive gambling establishments in Vegas. Let’s look at some of the new reveals we’re hearing about this property.
It’s Been a Long Road to Construct Resorts World
Opening a major gambling venue on the Las Vegas Strip is obviously not easy. There are a plethora of hurdles that need to be overcome in order to construct anything here. The money it costs alone to open a casino-resort is enough to put more casino companies out of business.
Resorts World Las Vegas has been a work in progress for nearly a decade. In 2012, negotiations began for Genting Group to purchase the land on the Strip where the casino would be constructed. In December of 2013, plans for this venue were being finalized and it was estimated to cost $4 billion to finish.
Unfortunately, several delays would soon hit this venue. Throughout 2014, officials working on the property were focused on redesign work. Some company heads also left and new ones were brought in.
Finally, groundbreaking on the venue began in 2015. For the next few years, the massive venue has been under construction. It will now feature 110,000 square-feet of gaming space, a 220,000 square-foot swimming pool, and a 27,000 square-foot spa.
For many years, officials within Genting Group kept most of the updates on this venue under wraps. This week, several new details about Resorts World Las Vegas were revealed.
Scott Sibella Offers New Details About Resorts World Las Vegas
Right now, construction is underway on Resorts World. If all goes according to plan, this exciting new venue will open to the public in 2021. Scott Sibella, President of Resorts World, claims that it will be unlike any other property in the city.
Sibella offered some clarity on why the opening date was pushed back. Initially, it was expected to open in December of 2020. Recently, the opening date was pushed back to the Summer of 2021.
“The timeline did change a little as we were originally looking to open in December of 2020. We added some scope since I’ve been here, including a 5,000-seat theater and some additional convention space. We felt it was important to have everything 100% completed when we do open,” he said.
Scott Sibella was also asked about some of the rumors that have been circulating about this property. As we’ve already stated, he believes it will be one of the most unique gambling venues in the entire city.
“I think what I’d want to get across is that this will be a property like nobody’s ever seen in Las Vegas. It’s going to be designed and operated with service in mind, like the good old days of Las Vegas,” he said. “This is a family-owned company that cares about its customers and employees. The rumors about us not opening or about when we’re going to open, that’s past now. We’re very comfortable now that we’re going to open during the summer of 2021.”
It’s exciting to hear the new details about Resorts World Las Vegas. Hopefully, the casino-resort is as great as the owners believe it will be.
More Venues Set to Open in Las Vegas
The best casino-resorts in the US can be found in Las Vegas. Recently, several major companies have begun working to open new gambling venues in this city. One is the new Virgin Hotel, which will open where the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino once sat.
The Hard Rock was sold the Virgin Hotels in March of 2018. It’s Virgin’s first major gambling venue. The company has hired several experts in hotel-casino design and want this property to be one of the best located off the Strip. It will open in 2020.
The MSG Sphere is another exciting venue that’s opening in Las Vegas. This isn’t a hotel-casino. Instead, it’s a massive entertainment venue that will host many of the world’s best musicians and performers. It’s expected to open in 2021.
Over the next few months, more details about Resorts World Las Vegas are likely to come out. Soon, we may even start seeing pictures of the resort’s interior.
Stay tuned for more Las Vegas casino news over the next few months!