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Resorts World Las Vegas To Open In Early 2019

Opening Delayed Slightly From Previous Target Of 2018

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Originally slated to begin taking bets in 2018, Genting Group’s $4 billion Resorts World Las Vegas will open sometime in early 2019, the company told Nevada gaming regulators this week in a public hearing.

Vegas Inc reported that Genting said that full-scale construction will commence later this year. Ground was officially broken on the project a year ago, with Gov. Brian Sandoval calling it “a day that we’ve been waiting for a very long time.”

The casino will be the first new mega-resort to be built on the Strip in about 10 years and one of the most expensive in the city’s history.

The site for Resorts World Las Vegas is Boyd Gaming’s unfinished Echelon development, which Malaysia-based Genting bought for $350 million several years ago. It’s located at the north end of the Strip, and was once home to the iconic Stardust casino that Boyd imploded.

Genting officials were in Nevada this week to continue working through the licensing process. The Nevada Gaming Control Board unanimously sent the applications to the Gaming Commission for final approval late this month, according to the report.