Las Vegas is home to many of the biggest and best gambling venues in the world. Recently, several major projects have been undergoing construction in the northern area of the Las Vegas Strip. According to new reports, Resorts World Las Vegas, which is being built in this area of the city, is still set for a 2020 open.
It’s great news for gambling fans around the city. Resorts World is expected to become one of the top gambling venues in the city. Today, we’re looking at what this new casino-resort has to offer.
Path to Construct Resorts World Las Vegas
For years, gambling analysts have claimed that a Resorts World would open up in Las Vegas. In 2012, Boyd Gaming began negotiations to sell its 87-acre casino site to Malaysia-based Genting Group. In 2013, the site was officially sold to Genting for $350 million.
Groundbreaking was initially scheduled for 2014 and construction was expected to be completed by 2016. Genting claimed that it would invest between $2 and $7 billion into the gambling venue. It planned to open several unique features including a panda exhibit, an indoor water park, and a replica of the Great Wall of China.
Unfortunately, several factors led to the delay of groundbreaking on this new casino-resort. Finally, in May of 2015, the first groundbreaking ceremony officially took place. At that time, the resort’s opening date was scheduled for late 2018.
Once again, several issues delayed the development of Resorts World Las Vegas. Wynn Resorts even filed a temporary restraining order against the project that had the potential to shut down construction.
Fortunately, things have run smoothly for the past few years. Officials now state that this resort will open in 2020.
Construction is Running Smoothly For Resorts World
Many news outlets in Las Vegas have closely followed the construction of Resorts World. The Las Vegas Review-Journal was recently given access to the casino site and claims that everything is running as planned. Genting’s $4 billion venue will be the first mega-resort to come to Las Vegas since the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino.
It’s extremely exciting news for casino gambling fans in this city. Resorts World is expected to become one of the top new venues in Las Vegas.
Right now, there are an estimated 1,500 construction workers for this project. Specific details about this gambling venue are still unknown. Resorts World Las Vegas will have an Asian theme. Scott Sibella, former president of MGM Grand, has not disclosed any of the changes that have been made during the recent construction of the casino-resort.
A Resorts World representative told the LVRJ that this venue will be a “tech-forward, innovative and inclusive resort … with a bold, fresh take on hospitality to the Las Vegas market with exciting new experiences, one-of-a-kind culture and seamless guest service.”
2020 is going to be a big year for Sin City.
More Projects Coming to Las Vegas
Resorts World isn’t the only exciting new project coming to Las Vegas in the near future. Over the past few years, several major projects have undergone construction here. One of the most anticipated is the MSG Sphere. It’s expected to become the hottest new entertainment venue in the city.
This new venue is being constructed by The Madison Square Garden Company. Construction on this project began in 2018 and it’s expected to be completed in 2021.
Another major project will be arriving in 2020, as well. Virgin Hotels purchased the former Hard Rock International in 2018 and quickly began looking for ways to renovate and update this venue. This hotel has officially been shut down while these renovations are underway.
The Virgin Hotel in Las Vegas is expected to be fantastic. It will have a unique desert theme and more than 60,000 square feet of gaming space.
Resorts World Las Vegas will officially open up in 2020. Make sure to stay tuned for more news on this gambling venue over the next few months!