LAS VEGAS >> State gambling regulators are recommending license approval for the owners of one of the biggest casino projects ever on the Las Vegas Strip ahead of its announced opening June 24.
Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman Brin Gibson on Wednesday ended a lengthy presentation by executives for Resorts World Las Vegas and its Malaysia-based parent company, Genting Berhad PTC, saying he had “no concerns” about granting a license.
Genting Chairman Kok Thay Lim, appearing virtually from Kuala Lumpur, discussed Genting’s history and corporate diversity, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
He said Resorts World Las Vegas will open about 50 years after the first Resorts World-branded resort, a 200-room hotel known at the time as Genting Highlands, in Pahang, Malaysia.
Sibella, in Las Vegas, provided details about the $4.3 billion, 3,506-room resort due to be the first to open in more than a decade on the Strip. It will have three Hilton-branded hotels.
The red 59-story casino resort with a huge dynamic LED facade has been under construction since May 2015. It is on the former site of the iconic Stardust, which closed in 2006 and was imploded in March 2007.
Commissioners Brittnie Watkins and Phil Katsaros joined Gibson endorsing the license for approval May 20 by the five-member Nevada Gaming Commission.