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Resorts World Las Vegas gets nod to develop $4 billion casino project

Resorts World Las Vegas has received approval from Clark County Commissioners to move forward on its $4 billion hotel-casino project, local media reports.

The 87.8 acre North Strip development will include 7,000 hotel rooms, suites and villas with four high-rise hotels as well as a conference center. The initial phase will call for a hotel tower with 3,307 rooms with 657,000 square feet of public space, including a movie theatre and convention facilities.

Resorts World Las Vegas general counsel Gerald Gardner said commission approval "was a significant step in the project," which has been dormant since Boyd Gaming Corp. halted the Echelon development in August 2008.

Genting expects to begin searching for a construction manager to oversee the development in a few months time.

According to documents filed with the county, Resorts World Las Vegas will depict a Chinese themed architectural design that includes the "Forbidden City" and "modern interpretations of Chinese details."

Company officials anticipated a mid-2018 opening during the ground-breaking in 2015, bringing 13,000 permanent jobs to the city.

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