Resorts World Las Vegas In Limbo

Resorts World Las Vegas Rendering
Original Resorts World Las Vegas Rendering

Genting announced their plans for Resorts World Las Vegas way back in March of 2013. In May of 2014 they announced what Resorts World Las Vegas would consist of and I started to become giddy.

The new property was scheduled to break ground last year and open in 2016 or 2017. Fast forward to January of 2015 and insert <sad trombone>.

Christian Goode, the top executive for the planned $4 billion Resorts World Las Vegas development, has departed the project, the company said Wednesday.

That’s not a good sign but construction was supposed to be underway so maybe this is just a bump in the road. Well, not quite.

In an email, Genting Vice President of Corporate Communications Michael Levoff said the company hopes to break ground on the development between April and June.

Resorts World Las Vegas is now behind schedule by at least one year. Their projected 2-3 year construction means that Resorts World Las Vegas won’t open until 2017 or 2018 at the earliest.

Genting was having a lot of success with their overseas casinos but that run ended last year as the Asian gambling market began to soften. I’ll have to relax on my excitement for Resorts World Las Vegas. We can discuss when construction actually begins.

You can see renderings and plans for Resorts World Las Vegas in this post.

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Las Vegas Writer, Marketer, Consultant. I love Vegas and everything about it. When in Vegas do 3 things: eat, drink & gamble.

Author: Marc

Las Vegas Writer, Marketer, Consultant. I love Vegas and everything about it. When in Vegas do 3 things: eat, drink & gamble.