Almost two years after it announced the purchase, Wynn Resorts does not have a plan for the former Alon site.
The MSG Sphere will be 360 feet tall and 500 feet wide at its widest point. As its name implies, it’s spherical. It will be built on a lot currently used for outdoor storage just east of the Sands Expo Center.
While the Southern Nevada casino industry enjoys a burst of prosperity and development, it also may be facing a tide of negative sentiment from loyal casino customers regarding high resort fees and paid parking policies at Strip casinos.
When the state Gaming Control Board released its statewide gaming win statistics for 2017 in late January, the headline was the 2.8 percent increase from $11.26 billion in 2016 to $11.57 billion for the 336 nonrestricted locations across Nevada.
Resorts World Las Vegas, the supersized, Chinese-themed casino project on the Strip, got a new boss this week, another expected opening date, and another promise of soon-to-come heavy work.
Spanning 26 acres of beachfront property, the latest project by a subsidiary of MGM Resorts won’t have slot machines or poker tables, but will boast 1,000 rooms, a “dazzling” theater and a snorkeling area. It will also be in Dubai — a Middle Eastern city the company knows all too well.