Las Vegas casino contruction delayed till 2020

Construction will continue on the upcoming $4 billion Resorts World Las Vegas casino approximately sometime in the third quarter of 2017, casino operator Genting stated on Wednesday.

The casino, the first mega-resort to be constructed from the ground up on the Strip in a decade, is now scheduled to open doors sometime in 2020. The project has been deferred multiple times, with the original opening slated for early 2016.

Nevada gaming regulators apparently gave the green light to the casino, which will be situated on the north end of the Strip, in May of 2016. Ground was broken back in 2015.

“This is a day that we’ve been waiting for quite a long time,” Gov. Brian Sandoval stated at the groundbreaking ceremony. Since the Great Recession, Las Vegas has witnessed some of its casinos completely remodeled. However, the building of a brand new casino has been elusive.

Genting purchased the site for a reported $350 million.

The Las Vegas Sun reports, Genting recently altered the design for Resorts World to make it appear more modern. The gaming arena has been slashed to 100,000 square feet.