Resorts World represents a renaissance. A rebirth. A renewal. When it comes to fun and
entertainment, hit the reset button. This isn’t just a game-changer. It’s the reawakening of an entire city. And we can’t wait to see it open.
Indeed, the record-setting $4.3 billion mega-luxury casino-hotel’s grand opening comes as a giant shout out to the rest of the world. It’s a message loud and clear that Las Vegas is back, bigger and stronger than ever. Make your reservations and pack your bags. The lights are always on and now they burn even brighter.
When Resorts World was in its early planning stages, nobody could have foreseen the ways the world would change over the past 18 months. We certainly never anticipated just how monumentally important and symbolic the glimmering twin towers would become to so many people living and working here in the entertainment capital of the world and the city that never sleeps.
One floor at a time, as the property rose high into the sky, we all watched and awaited the date and the time when Resorts World would make it’s big splash on the gambling scene, open its doors, and welcome locals and visitors alike to not just a resort destination, but a bold new mindset offering the promise that anything and everything is possible.
Now, the lights are on to stay. For starters, check out the incredible front facade and exterior, which features a 100,000 sq. ft. LED screen with movie quality high definition, one of the largest in the world.
Then, take a peek inside and look at this glorious kingdom of pleasures. The massive facility features three hotels, including Las Vegas Hilton, Conrad Las Vegas, and Crockfords, which combine for 3,500 rooms.
There are also 40 restaurants and bars. 40! It would take you more than a month to visit them all. Don’t forget the giant 5.5-acre pool and waterworld complex, the biggest names in music and entertainment, and a world-class sportsbook.
And of course, a poker room that’s certain to reset the highest standards of hospitality and excellence.
Here’s the Deal
The much-anticipated Resorts World Poker Room opens on day one. It will be a state-of-the-art epicenter for action and excitement. Utilizing all of the latest technologies and communications applications, never has getting a good seat and playing in the game of your choice been as easy.
First, all poker updates originating inside the poker room will be linked directly to Poker Atlas. This way, players anywhere can click on and check in as to which games and what limits are available. Players can also get updates on tournaments, promotions, and other planned events.
Tired of forgetting, or losing your player’s card? No problem! Resorts World will offer another first — cardless membership cards on smartphones. Never lose track of your card or points again.
The room has 25 regular tables, 2 VIP tables for higher-stakes games and special events, and 3 private tables located in salons. Buying-in and casing out will be easy with a dedicated cage inside the poker room. Cashless deposits and withdrawal options are also available.
As for wait lists, how many times have you missed your call and lost a seat? Unfortunately, it happens, especially in busier poker rooms. However, Resorts World will make sure your spot is secure by sending you a text message letting you know when your seat becomes available.
With regards to food and drink, here’s another area where Resorts World will stand out. All players can enjoy the all-in-one drink dispensing machines inside the poker room. A total of 18 of the 40 food and beverage outlets on property are accessible to the poker room with less than a minute walking. Try to find another poker room with so many dining options nearby. And, if you don’t want to miss a hand, most of these restaurants will take orders from and deliver straight to the poker room.
Running the room, overseeing the action, and making even bigger plans ahead are two of the most respected professionals in the poker industry.
Gary Hager is Director of Poker Operations and brings two decades of experience in poker rooms all over the world. He’s been a professional player, a dealer, a poker room manager everywhere from Las Vegas to Macau. You name it, if it’s poker-related, Hager has done it.
He’ll be joined by one of the most knowledgeable poker minds in the city, with years of
experience in poker and player hospitality. Leon Wheeler, previously a poker executive at the Wynn, has been selected as the Poker Room Manager.
Both Hager and Wheeler are quick to point out their success and player loyalty will be
determined in the room at the tables, and that all begins with frontline staff.
“If you’re looking for a distinguishing factor, it is the poker team we hired,” Hager said. “We were able to choose the best poker staff out of 1,000’s of applicants. We only hired those with positive attitudes, who have personality, and are true professionals. We didn’t take just anyone who applied that knew poker. Any player that is familiar with Las Vegas will easily recognize this staff as top-tier.”
It’s a Brand New Day
No doubt, the Las Vegas poker scene has experienced some ups and downs over the past
decade. Some rooms have closed down. There’s been a shift in where the good games and
the best action can be found.
That said, Resorts World is the biggest and best news for Las Vegas poker in several years. There’s genuine excitement we haven’t seen in a long time. Perhaps even another poker boom will come with it.
June 24 is a brand new day for Las Vegas and poker players. Easy access. An innovative room. Plenty of food options. A top-tier staff.
Poker is about to be fun again and Resorts World is leading the renaissance.
For more information about Resorts World, visit the casino’s homepage.
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