M Resort developer advances with new casino project

The site is located eight miles south of the Las Vegas strip.
The site is located eight miles south of the Las Vegas strip.

Anthony Marnell intends to spend $250m on the new project, according to Henderson city documents.

US.- The developer behind Las Vegas’s M Resort Spa Casino, which opened in the Henderson desert back in 2009, is moving forward with a new casino project in the same area.

Anthony Marnell is in the process of buying council-owned land across the road from M Resort and plans to invest around $250m in building a new casino resort.

The area is situated around eight miles south of the Las Vegas strip, which Marnell claims offers a more laid-back Vegas experience.

On Tuesday, the Henderson City Council approved a resolution certifying its intent to sell the land to Marnell. The land is worth around $6.5m, but the council is willing to sell for $4.3m as the land is to be used for a development project.

Speaking to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Marnell said: “There’s no set timeline for when this would start.”

The Las Vegas gambling industry has been particularly slow to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic with visitor numbers remaining low.