$4.3bn Resorts World Las Vegas makes Strip debut

| By Richard Mulligan
Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas has become the Las Vegas Strip's biggest casino opening in more than a decade as it welcomed its first patrons on Thursday (24 June).
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The $4.3bn (£3.1bn/€3.6bn) property has 117,000 square feet of gaming space featuring over 1,400 slot machines, 117 table games, a dedicated poker room and 30 poker tables, plus high-limit areas and a sportsbook.

Resorts World Las Vegas, built on an 88-acre site where the Stardust Resort and Casino formerly stood, features 3,500 guest rooms and suites, a 5,000-capacity theatre and will employ more than 6,000 people.

Resorts World Las Vegas has been developed with an emphasis on omnichannel technology, with a dedicated app provided by JOINGO that allows guests to pay for any gaming, entertainment or hotel offerings, as well as access the global loyalty program.

The resort claims to be the first Las Vegas casino where consumers can use a digital login and cashless wagering experience at both slots and table games, with the casino management system managed through Konami Gaming’s Synkros. Players can also access GamingPlay, the resort’s digital gaming wallet.

Resorts World Las Vegas partnered with table games solutions provider Genesis Gaming to enhance the digital table games experience with RFID bet tracking, Perfect Pay at baccarat tables, and Ticket-in-Ticket-Out (TITO) at the tables. The resort will be the first casino resort to introduce ‘Smart Table’, which will use RFID embedded chips for every dollar denomination to provide 100% accuracy of guests’ gaming activity.

“Our vision at Resorts World Las Vegas has always been to provide first-of-its-kind experiences across every element of the resort, including gaming,” said Rick Hutchins, senior vice president of casino operations at Resorts World Las Vegas

“Through our partnerships with best-in-class gaming technology partners, we will offer our guests a fully integrated experience, not just on the gaming floor, but across the entire resort.

“The Resorts World Las Vegas mobile app will better serve patrons by providing loyalty and personalization based off their preferences for guests enrolled in our Genting Rewards program.”

IGT PlaySports technology will power Resorts World Las Vegas’s retail sportsbook and its state-wide mobile betting app.

“IGT will help the Resorts World Las Vegas team maximize the full potential of their PlaySports-powered retail and mobile sportsbooks, engage sports fans, and capture growth opportunities within one of the of the highest-volume sports betting markets in the US,” said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital’s senior vice president.

“Powering sports betting at a Las Vegas Strip casino is another milestone achievement for IGT PlaySports and a gateway for introducing the most widely used sports betting platform in the US to the global epicenter of gaming entertainment.”

Resorts World Las Vegas’ opening comes weeks after Las Vegas casino gaming floors were allowed to reopen at full capacity on 4 June following more than a year of restrictions due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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