Genting’s $4 billion casino resort suffers set back

  • Malaysian Operator Genting Casino’s Las Vegas Development now expected to open in 2020
  • Named Resorts World Las Vegas, the site on the Las Vegas strip will represent Genting’s first established presence in the US market

Almost a year ago to the date, Malaysian Genting Group announced that it was delaying the opening of its Resorts World Las Vegas by a year to 2019; just one year on and it appears that history has repeated itself as the group have delayed the project by (you guessed it) one more year with a scheduled opening in 2020.

Construction has started onsite on the Las Vegas strip after Genting Group bought the site from Boyd Gaming in 2013. However, talk has suggested that Genting Group have decided to rethink their strategy on original design plans due to the shifting demographic preferences of how people like to spend their time in casino resorts.

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What Will RWLV Offer?

Once complete, the resort has openly admitted that it intends to cater to Chinese-American locals and Chinese tourists.

President of the resort Edward Farrell has said that the resort wanted to “use technology that is coming about and be the modern casino.” This includes bespoke slot machines which will feature a ‘modern Chinese theme’ with Baccarat tables being given plenty of floor space. That and a whole host of other activities aside from games, which you know from online casinos, will feature heavily in the design of the resort. For example, the hotel itself is expected to house over 6500 rooms across four specially designed towers.

The casino floor is designed to be 175,000-square-foot with a Rooftop sky park and observation deck offering stunning views across the Las Vegas skyline.
Alongside the hotel rooms and vast casino floor will be an indoor water park, a 4000-seat theatre and even a Panda exhibit. An Aquarium, movie theatre and bowling alley are also muted to be built inside the resort.

Will It Actually Happen?

Construction has already begun onsite and Genting Group have been open and honest about the delays, citing the complex construction logistics of the project as well as a falling currency which has decreased the company’s purchasing power globally as to reasons why the project has had to be pushed back another year.

Although those will be concerns, there is nothing unusual about the reasons stated with full construction to get under way by the third quarter of this year.

Delays in projects are all too often inevitable however, if the project does manage to complete, then the whole of Las Vegas will be alive with an oriental feel much missing from the strip.

Gamers expect more from their visit to resorts these days and RWLV appears to look like delivering on all aspects of user experience catering for almost everyone’s need and wants.

Whilst walking the Las Vegas Strip, one is inundated with a plethora of colour, geographical monuments and thrill seeking experiences. RWLV looks like only adding to the wonderful experience in a resort that could well be ahead of its time. If only it can get built.

OUR VERDICT

The Las Vegas Strip will be enhanced when the Genting’s casino resort finally opens its doors for the first time in 2020, the delay will be frustrating to punters but from the plans it looks like this resort will be worth the wait.
It is refreshing to see Genting so open and honest about the reason behind the delays and the consequences on the opening time.

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