More than six years in the making at a cost of $4.3 billion, Resorts World Las Vegas has finally opened its doors. The grand opening celebration took place on Thursday, June 24. This was the first new Nevada casino resort built from the ground up on the Las Vegas Strip in quite some time.
How Is Resorts World Las Vegas is a Technological Wonder?
Staying true to its hefty price tag, every finer detail has been covered. Resorts World is filled with the latest technology the gaming industry has to offer. Even the casino’s playing chips are ahead of the curve. Patrons can play slots and table games with the use of a digital wallet. This eliminates the need for cash, credit and debit cards.
The technology behind the casino chips is called RFID. This stands for radio-frequency identification. This form of cashless technology has been used in other gaming venues. Resorts World Las Vegas is the first to bring it to this gambling town.
The Cosmopolitan was the last casino resort to open on the Las Vegas Strip. This was in 2010. The Bellagio made its Las Vegas debut in 1998. Wynn Las Vegas goes back to 2005 with the added Wynn Encore Tower three years later.
MGM Resorts opened its City Center complex in 2009. The total cost of that project was $1.6 billion. At close to three times that price tag.
Resorts World Las Vegas spared no cost.
Jeremy Aguero is a gaming industry executive with Applied Analysis in Las Vegas. He was quoted as saying:
“Resorts World is certainly a contributing factor to the expectation for improved economic conditions during the second half of 2021. Historically, the opening of new, large-scale resorts has tended to grow the tourism sector and the Las Vegas economy.”
He went on to add:
“Visitors staying at Resorts World will benefit the entire market. And Resorts World will undoubtedly benefit from visitors staying in the region’s 146,000 existing hotel rooms that will want to experience all the new property has to offer.”
Cashless gaming opens up a world of opportunities for both slots and table game players. This digital wallet is also tied to the casino’s customer loyalty rewards program. Money can easily be moved in and out of a digital account. All play is closely tracked right down to the actual bet placed. All transactions can be controlled through the use of a smartphone.
The property itself is impressive to say the least. The gaming floor at Resorts World Las Vegas is longer than two football fields combined. In conjunction with Hilton, the hotel offers 3,506 total rooms covering two separate towers.
There is the Sky Casino salon on the property’s 66th floor at the very top of the building. A LED façade facing the Las Vegas Strip basically covers the entire span.
Still under construction is Elon Musk’s underground Tesla vehicle transit system. This will eventually connect the property with the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The Genting Group owns and operates Resorts World Las Vegas. This gaming conglomerate is located in Malaysia.