Genting has confirmed that its Resorts World Birmingham will open on October 21 with the casino opening five days later.
Expected to be the biggest casino in the country, it will open alongside the newly-named Genting Arena, formerly NEC arena, a conference and banqueting facility called Vox, an 11 screen Cineworld and shops such as Nike Factory Store and Gap Outlet, restaurants chains including TGI Fridays and Pizza Express.
The four-star Genting Hotel and spa will open on November 2. The casino will house 31 table games and over 100 slots with jackpots of up to £20,000. There’s also outdoor gaming for smokers. There are two luxury Salon Priveés which boast high-stakes gaming.
Resorts World Birmingham is the fifth such branded facility to be opened by Genting and follows similar openings in Singapore, Philippines, New York City and Malaysia. A seventh Resorts World is currently being developed in Las Vegas.
Genting’s UK President and CEO Peter Brooks said: “We are very excited following a two-year build program that Resorts World Birmingham is coming to life. We can’t wait for the first major milestone in that journey when we open our doors for the first time on October 21.There will be much more to experience at Resorts World Birmingham as the weeks go by and the resort becomes fully operational. We have a full programme of exciting events between our opening day and the end of the year which will demonstrate the wide range of experiences available to our guests. We are thrilled that, for the time, Resorts World Birmingham will bring the uniqueness and excitement of a large scale integrated resort offer to the West Midlands region and beyond – and with it transforming the appeal of the NEC campus and the region’s leisure offers.”