US – Genting gets the green light from Nevada Gaming Control BoardBy Phil - 9 May 2014
Genting Group has been recommended for a gaming licence by the Nevada Gaming Control Board for its planned US$4bn Asian-themed resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
The Nevada Gaming Commission is scheduled to hold its own recommendation on May 22.
Genting said that Resorts World Las Vegas would use up to 85 per cent of the unfinished Echelon development and would include a 3,500-room hotel with a Chinese-theme and a 175,000 sq. ft. casino complete with Chinese façades and pagoda-style roofs. It is expected to include a replica of the Great Wall of China, a live panda exhibit and other spectacularly Chinese attractions. There will also be a 4,000 seat theatre and potetnially a 20th Century Fox theme park.
Genting’s Chairman KT Lim said: “Our goal at Resorts World Las Vegas is to complement existing properties and bring a new and unique entertainment destination to the Las Vegas Strip. Our themed resort will cater to the high-end visitor as well as the budget-minded tourist. We will give first-time guests a new reason to visit Las Vegas and other tourists a great reason to return. Today represents a big step forward for our development, and we are excited to move forward with our plans.”