The newest casino resort on the Las Vegas Strip has chips in casino chips. The Resorts World Las Vegas opened to guests Thursday. Card players will bet using house chips with sensors at tables for cashless transactions. Also, the chips would track every bet that includes side wagers.
Rick Hutchins, Resorts World Las Vegas casino operations chief, said they use radio-frequency identification technology in the chips. Thus, the table knows what players are betting. According to online sportsbooks experts, Resorts World is the first new Vegas casino resort to open in the Strip since 2010.
In recent years, existing properties retrofitted with cashless technology. However, Resorts World designed its tables to include cashless technology. The company spent $4.3 billion to build the casino resort.
Chips in Casino Chips in Resorts World Las Vegas
The last casino resort to open in the Strip was the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in 2010. The other major casino resorts in the Strip are Bellagio, Wynn Las Vegas, and Wynn Encore Tower. In addition, MGM Resorts’ City Center complex had a total cost of $1.6 billion and opened in 2009. Aside from casino games, visitors can do basketball betting and other sports wagering in the casino resorts.
Football betting experts are expecting Resorts World to attract tourists to Las Vegas. The local economy suffered due to the pandemic. However, the casino industry is rebounding after the lifting of travel restrictions and closures.
Customers vaccinated against COVID-19 don’t need to wear masks. However, employees at most businesses still need to do so.
Resorts World will be one of the contributing factors to improving the local economy in the second half of the year. Also, the opening of new casino resorts can result in the growth of the tourism sector. Visitors can stay in the city’s 146,000 hotel rooms.