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Edward Farrell appointed President of Chinese-themed Resorts World Las Vegas

Thursday, 18 May 2017 07:26
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Genting Group’s giant Chinese-themed Las Vegas integrated resort, Resorts World Las Vegas (RWLV), has announced the appointment of Edward Farrell as its President, effective immediately.

Mr Farrell will oversee all development activity on the Las Vegas Strip site as it prepares to begin operations by 2020. 

"As the shareholder of RWLV, we have full confidence in Ed's ability to lead a well-organized team of highly qualified professionals to collectively shepherd RWLV through development and into successful operation," said Genting Berhad President and COO Tan Kong Han. "After careful consideration of the Las Vegas market and perfecting our planned, cutting-edge resort design and amenities, we look forward to RWLV commencing full construction by the third quarter of 2017 under Ed's leadership."

Mr Farrell has worked in the casino industry for more than 30 years, beginning his career at MGM Reno while attending the University of Nevada, Reno. He has held a variety of leadership positions in finance and operations and has worked in the Nevada, Mississippi, Connecticut and New York markets both in commercial and Native American operations. Prior to joining Resorts World, Mr Farrell was Senior Vice President of Finance for Foxwoods and MGM in Connecticut and was Regional Vice President of Finance for the Mid-South Region of Harrah's Entertainment.

"Resorts World Las Vegas presents a unique opportunity to bring the Genting Group's experience in developing and operating Asia's leading integrated resorts to the United States, offering visitors to Las Vegas a new and compelling reason to stay on the north end of the Strip," Mr Farrell said. “I am grateful to KT Lim, the Chairman of the Genting Group, for placing his faith in me to execute his vision and deliver a once-in-a-lifetime project that Las Vegas and Nevada can be extraordinarily proud of."

Genting said that construction activity on its Las Vegas Strip site would continue to ramp up over the next few months with the installation of tower cranes to commence work on the casino podium and hotel towers. Site preparation and servicing work has already commenced and a large, 3,000-spot parking structure has been completed.

RWLV will employ approximately 1,000 construction workers on site by next year, increasing to several thousand in the two years leading up to opening in 2020.

"Significant time has been spent on design to ensure that Resorts World Las Vegas will not only feature the exciting gaming experience Genting customers all over the world have come to expect from us, but also to debut completely new and captivating entertainment concepts that will appeal to a wide range of visitors to Las Vegas – international and domestic alike," Mr Farrell said.

 

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