Resorts World general counsel Gerald Gardner told Nevada gaming regulators this week the $4 billion Resorts World Las Vegas project will begin full-scale construction sometime in the last three months of this year. Appearing before the Nevada Gaming Control Board almost exactly a year after the project held its ceremonial groundbreaking, Gardner said construction would get underway in earnest in the fourth quarter, with site activity starting to ramp up this summer.
Gardner said construction of the Chinese-themed resort should be finished in early 2019. Project officials had previously said it would open in 2018.
Gardner attributed the delay to ongoing work on a “complex design.” He said struggles in the Chinese economy and with Malaysian currency had also affected the timeline.
Resorts World is expected to create about 5,000 direct construction jobs and will have about 2,500 full-time employees. Plans for the debut of Resorts World include a hotel tower with more than 3,000 rooms, a 150,000-square-foot casino and other amenities.