Details On What Resorts World Las Vegas Will Offer

Resorts World Las Vegas Rendering
Resorts World Las Vegas

Resorts World Las Vegas received approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board to move ahead with development on the casino and hotels that will open in 2016 or 2017. They will need to apply for a full gaming license before opening. Here are some details about Resorts World Las Vegas from the Las Vegas Review Journal.

Phase 1 – Definite

  • 3,000 hotel rooms in the main hotel.
  • The casino will have 3,500 slot machines and table games.
  • Genting will operate the sportsbook themselves.
  • 30 food and beverage outlets.
  • 4,000 seat theater for rotating shows.
  • 50,000-square-foot, 58-foot-tall aquarium.
  • Roof-top sky park and observation deck atop the 674-foot-tall tower.
  • Shopping area along the Strip will resemble a Chinese village.

Phase 2 – Tentative 

  • additional hotels
  • 1 million square-foot convention center
  • water park
  • more restaurants

Resorts World Las Vegas sounds like the kind of property that would have opened in the 70’s or 80’s. There’s something refreshing about these plans. While hotels like Delano Las Vegas, The Cromwell and SLS Las Vegas are trying to offer more intimate experiences it seems as though Resorts World Las Vegas will be a playground for everyone.

Here are some renderings of Resorts World Las Vegas if you haven’t seen them yet.

Resorts World Las Vegas To Operate Sportsbook Themselves

Resorts World Las Vegas Rendering
Resorts World Las Vegas Rendering

Genting is currently in speaking with the Nevada Gaming Control Board and giving details on what Resort World Las Vegas will be and how it will be operated. The item that stood out to me is that they will operate the sportsbook themselves.

The property will be huge. Howard Stutz from the Las Vegas Review Journal is tweeting specifics (see details on his timeline) about the overall plans. You can see  Resorts World Las Vegas renderings here.

It will be interesting to see who they bring in to operate the sportsbook. It’s nice to see that there will be an independent sportsbook operator on the Vegas Strip. We’re still a few years away from Resorts World Las Vegas opening but I can think of one person that would be great for the job.