The boss for casino operator Genting Malaysia Berhad reportedly told a select group of guests attending the grand opening of his firm’s new Resorts World Las Vegas property yesterday that plans are already in the works to potentially expand the $4.3 billion development.
According to a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper, Lim Kok Thay serves as Chairman for the Kuala Lumper-headquartered company and was on hand Thursday afternoon to welcome the premiere of the Las Vegas Strip’s first large-scale casino resort in over a decade. The billionaire businessman purportedly told a collection of several hundred guests at the debut that his firm has not utilized the entire 87-acre Nevada site it acquired from Boyd Gaming Corporation to build the new venue and may now look to fill in any vacant spots with fresh attractions.
The newspaper reported that Lim almost did not make it to yesterday’s launch owing to coronavirus-related travel restrictions in his home country but nonetheless expressed joy at being in attendance to witness the opening of a Las Vegas development that features 3,500 hotel rooms as well as a 17,000 sq ft casino offering some 1,400 slots alongside a sportsbook and 117 gaming tables. The 69-year-old executive was purportedly joined by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak as well as a host of other local celebrities in a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event before the entire group was invited to retire to the giant property’s fifth-floor pool deck to watch a subsequent fireworks display.
The site that now hosts the 66-story Resorts World Las Vegas was reportedly once home to the iconic Stardust Resort and Casino frequented by entertainers including Wayne Newton, George Carlin and Bob Newhart. This Las Vegas property was purportedly demolished by Boyd Gaming Corporation in 2007 to make way for a potentially-impressive Echelon Las Vegas project that subsequently never got off the ground owing to financing difficulties.
Casino News Daily used its coverage of the Resorts World Las Vegas opening to report that the development is being marketed as ‘the most technologically advanced’ venue in the whole of Las Vegas owing to its use of mobile-friendly technology from the likes of GamingPlay to offer cashless wagering. The property moreover purportedly offers approximately 300,000 sq ft of meeting space, a two-level retail element hosting 22 shops, casual and high-class restaurants, an in-house spa and fitness center and a 5,000-seat arena that is to be belated debuted in November via a performance from Celine Dion.
This source finished by reporting that Genting Malaysia Berhad has additionally tapped American singer Miley Cyrus to headline a July 4 ‘grand opening celebration’ for Resorts World Las Vegas at the development’s Ayu Dayclub facility. The news site asserted that this approaching performance is to be broadcast on the 100,000 sq ft LED screen that is a feature of the property’s north tower in order to give partygoers and onlookers along Las Vegas Boulevard the chance to enjoy all of the musical action.