Vegas welcomes its newest casino as recovery from pandemic takes hold

The executives who oversee the new property on the Las Vegas Strip feel like they have hit the jackpot in a city where luck plays a significant role in the outcome. Scott Sibella is the president of Resorts World Las Vegas. He said, "We were optimistic that things would improve when we opened." "But we are now at 100% capacity and everything is going well in Las Vegas, so we are excited to be a part of that. The massive $4.3 billion Resorts World Casino will open for business in Las Vegas this week after years of construction. This comes at a critical time for the city, which is recovering from an economically crippling shutdown. Steve Hill, the head of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, said that with all this demand and new restrictions, it seems like they had a lucky break.Resorts World Las Vegas is the first new resort to open on the Strip in more than a decade. Source: Resorts World Las VegasThis is the first new casino built along the Strip in 10 years. It features a casino floor measuring 117,000 square feet and an on-site sportsbook measuring 1,800 square feet. Celine Dion and Carrie Underwood are among the entertainment announced by the company. Genting Berhad, a Malaysia-based company that owns Resorts World, hopes its technology can set it apart. It is claiming that its new property is the city's most technologically advanced casino. It announced a number of partnerships that will give guests mobile payment options for all resort services, including at the gambling tables. It has also made significant investments in security, and will be the first resort to use RFID embedded chips for radio-frequency identification (RFID) to account for gaming activity. Rick Hutchins is Resorts World's senior vice president for casino operations. "We have integrated and created what we consider to be the industry-leading cashless betting technology. Guests can play in a machine using cashless gambling from their smartphone within their app, and then they can go and do it at a table." Gamers will be able deposit money to their digital wallets via on-site kiosks or by linking to a bank or credit card. Cryptocurrency is another possible source of funding. Sibella stated that the company is currently working with the crypto exchange Gemini, owned and operated by the Winklevoss twins. This will allow Sibella to examine how guests might someday gamble and pay for property amenities or dining with digital currency.Resorts World has a casino covering 117 thousand square feet. Source: Resorts World Las Vegas