The Malaysian leisure and gaming company Genting began work in 2015 on the Resorts World Las Vegas complex, on the site of the city’s famous Stardust casino, which was demolished amid great fanfare in 2007. Rick Velotta, gaming and tourism reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, said Genting have said the new resort will have a “modern Chinese” theme. Genting says construction will begin on Resorts World Las Vegas at North Strip May 5: http://t.co/FgHgmU7Ss0 pic.twitter.com/XblPkNjycN — Las Vegas Sun (@LasVegasSun) 23 March 2015 Giant Panda Enclosure Idea Abandoned “A rendering I’ve seen has a giant globe-shaped object that looks like a giant lantern near the top of onoe of the towers. They also abandoned the idea of having a panda enclosure on site in deference to animal rights activists,” Mr. Velotta told Sputnik. “Genting hopes to attract a large number of domestic customers of Asian descent and they do hope to draw international customers from Asia with key operations in Malaysia and the Philippines. In addition to Asian customers favoring Macau, many look to Singapore (where Genting has a property) and the Philippines. But Macau is a huge draw because its major emphasis is on gambling and it recently began expanding to a model that looks more like Las Vegas with themed hotels and robust entertainment and retail properties,” Mr. Velotta told Sputnik. Work is underway today on the $5B Resorts… Read full this story
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