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Resorts World Breaks Ground, Anticipates a Mid-2018 Opening

The next big casino project promises regional Chinese cuisines, a nightclub and more.

Resorts World rendering
Resorts World rendering
Resorts World

Just as the Riviera closes, Resorts World breaks ground on its 88-acre site just across the street. What could be the next major casino construction project promises to bring three hotel towers, a number of restaurants with regional Chinese cuisines, more than 100,000 square feet of gaming, retail and a nightclub, all with a Chinese feel throughout.

Parent company Genting Group out of Malaysia promises a mid-2018 opening for the resort.

Back in October, Eater Vegas reported that Resorts World planned some 30 restaurants and a penthouse dayclub experience on top of a 674-foot tower at the $4 billion resort.

Resorts World takes over the former home of the Stardust and what would have been Echelon from Boyd Gaming. Genting Gaming purchased the site from Boyd for $350 million in March 2013.

The Riviera will be imploded to make way for an expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center. That project in two phases brings 750,000 square feet of new exhibit space and 187,500 square feet of supporting meeting space as part of the new 1.8-million-square-foot expansion on the Riviera site.

Resorts World

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