The Stardust closed 13 years ago. After a few failed projects, it looks like there will finally be a new casino resort on the property.
Resorts World Las Vegas is set to open at the end of 2020, thanks to some new funding and settling some legal issues. The project broke ground in 2015 and is composed of three hotels in two 59-story towers that will have a total of 3,500 rooms. It will also include a 3,200-seat theater, 150,000 sq ft convention space, over 210,000 square feet for spas and numerous health clubs as well as the usual assortment of retail options. Keeping on theme, they are relying on Singapore’s Zouk brand for a day-and-night club complete with swimming pools on one of the floors.
Genting Group expansion
The development of the Resorts World Las Vegas is seen as a boost for the Strip as it’s the first new integrated resort to open in the area in over a decade. Genting Group appointed former MGM Grand President Scott Sibella as the head of Resorts World Las Vegas. Sibella was a key figure in the 2012 renovation of the MGM Grand. The Genting Group has over 5 decades worth of experience in managing casinos in Malaysia, as well as Singapore, Australia, the UK, and America — a dominance that Sandlot Games explains spills over to their online offerings. Genting Online Casino’s sleek design and easy-to-use web platform is home to over 300 games, including slots, a live casino, and a sportsbook that players across the globe can enjoy while waiting for Resorts World Las Vegas to open its doors. The resort casino will be the latest addition to the expanding Resorts World trademark under the Genting Group. Recently, it has also announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Genting USA will fully acquire Empire Resorts to salvage Resorts World Catskills in Kiamesha Lake, New York. The purchase, together with the Las Vegas opening, will put Genting USA in a leading position in the US gaming market according to the company.
Proceeding despite delays
Resorts World Las Vegas has undergone numerous changes from its original plans in 2013. The most recent redesign and delay was caused by the trademark infringement lawsuit filed by Wynn Resorts regarding similar construction designs. Both parties agreed to accept minimal design enhancements for Resorts World Las Vegas one day before the case would have gone to court. The changes focused on the bronze glass and dark horizontal bands between floors. The recent renderings show red strips instead of bronze – enough for the company to settle the dispute while still remaining on-brand. The company also forged a 20-year deal with NV Energy for power from 100% renewable energy sources. In a press release, Sibella highlighted that the deal is part of their commitment to be environmentally sustainable long-term operations.