New Las Vegas casino gets postponed


Credits: Las Vegas Review-Journal

The upcoming US$4 billion Genting casino resort that is set to be built in Las Vegas got delayed until 2020.

US.- Casino operator Genting announced that the construction of the upcoming US$4 billion casino from Las Vegas will resume its construction during the third quarter of the year. Resorts World Las Vegas is set to be the first integrated resort to be built in the sin city in a decade.

The original opening date of the casino from the Asian operator was set for 2016, but it was later delayed, with a new opening date for sometime in 2020. The design of the project that will be located on the site of the former Stardust Resort and Casino will be based on Chinese culture and will feature 100,000-square-foot casino and over 3,000 fancy rooms. The Nevada Gaming Commission gave the operator the necessary approval to move forward with the project exactly one year ago.

As announced in a statement, Genting said that Edward Darrell will be the president of Resorts World Las Vegas, and will be in charge of overseeing the Strip casino and prepare the operations for the gambling facility. Tan Kong Han, president and chief operating officer (COO) of Getting Bhd, said: “As the shareholder of RWLV, we have full confidence in Ed’s ability to lead a well-organised team of highly qualified professionals to collectively shepherd RWLV through development and into successful operation. After careful consideration of the Las Vegas market and perfecting our planned, cutting-edge resort design and amenities, we look forward to RWLV commencing full construction by the third quarter of 2017 under Edward’s leadership,” revealed The Star.

Furthermore, the new president Farrel said that the new casino brings an unique opportunity to Genting Group as it’s a great experience to develop and operate Asia’s leading integrated resorts in the United States.