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Regulators have green-lighted June 24 opening of Resorts World Las Vegas — report

KUALA LUMPUR (May 21): Resorts World Las Vegas has been given regulatory approval to begin operations on June 24.

The Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously voted to allow the Genting Bhd-owned property to commence operations, according to a report by the Associated Press.

Scott Sibella, the president of Resorts World Las Vegas, said the project is “on time and on budget" after six years in construction.

Meanwhile, Genting chairman and chief executive Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay said the group will soon open its 3,500-room Resorts World property.

Sibella said that Resorts World plans to hire more than 4,000 people to fill the resort's 5,500-strong workforce over the next three weeks. Most of the employees will already have been vaccinated and therefore not be required to wear masks, he added.

Resorts World Las Vegas occupies an 88-acre (35.61ha) lot and features a gambling room wider than two football fields, retail stores and shops, more than 40 restaurants, multiple spas and swimming pools as well as 300,000 sq ft of meeting rooms and banquet space, according to the report.

"Celine Dion, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan have been announced as headliners for shows beginning in November. Zouk Group will also feature DJs including Zedd and Tiësto at the Zouk nightclub and the outdoor AYU Dayclub," said the report.

At the time of writing today, Genting was seven sen or 1.53% lower at RM4.50, giving it a market capitalisation of RM17.6 billion.

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