Why THIS Eyesore Replaced the Mob-Run Stardust Resort in Las Vegas?
Since its inception Las, Vegas has been portrayed as the epitome of opulence, and luxury while, this reputation aided, in transforming, the city into what it is today it is also negatively, impacted, Sin City when the Great Recession of 2008, hit no major city felt its devastating, effects to the extent of Las Vegas the majority of tourists could no longer afford, to spend exorbitant, amounts of money on travel especially, to places as highly priced as the strip thus, tourism and casino revenues plummeted leaving, thousands without work the recession also took a toll on multiple, developments, leading to the bulk of these projects, halting construction one, of the more notable failed strip projects was a chillon place now known as Resorts World hey everyone how's it going my name is Jonah stall and welcome to abandon explained, in today's video we'll, be taking a look into what led to the development of the strip's most recognizable, reminder of the recession, Peschel own place in order to provide you with a complete picture of what happened here we must first cover the history behind the infamous Stardust, Resort since I started this series these two topics have been requested, numerous times considering, these two establishments, directly, affected one another I thought it would be best to cover them both in one video if you do not want to learn about the history behind the Stardust skip to the time code posted on screen if you have any topics, you'd want me to cover in this series let me know down in the comments below also, if you enjoy the video at any point be sure to hit that like and subscribe button anyways, let's dive right into it during the early 1930s a small, railroad town known as Las Vegas passed a bill that forever changed the valley in 1931. Nevada Rhee legalized, gambling under, the wide-open gambling bill, the slaying the foundation, for an economy, that would transform, the sleepy little town into a world-renowned tourist destination, development, was slow at first however things picked up following the construction of the El Rancho hotel, in 1942. While this event seemed insignificant at the time the old Rancho paved the road for future developments, in Las Vegas, well many failed to realize was the opening of the El Rancho marked, the birth of the Las Vegas Strip throughout, the 1950s, Las, Vegas saw the development of a variety of casinos, that eventually became strip icons such as the mint the Flamingo and the Stardust, during, the early 1950s, Tony, can narrow conceived a plan to construct a casino in Las Vegas shortly, after recovering from an assault prior to moving to Las Vegas Tony and his wife lived in Beverly Hills California, on February 9th 1948.
While Meeting with two potential investors, for a casino project in Mexico, Tony received a knock, door after, opening the door he met a character who he assumed to be a delivery person the man handed Tony a box and uttered the words here, Camaro this is for you before shooting him in the abdominal region four times, miraculously, Tony survived the assault however his deal with the investors he met fell through after recovering, from his injuries, Tony moved his family out to Las Vegas Nevada, once settled, Tony devised a plan to construct the world's largest casino, resort the Stardust Resort and Casino after, finalizing his plans Tony purchased a 40 acre parcel, of land on the Las Vegas Strip, today this section of land is located adjacent to the Circus Circus hotel and resort following, his purchase canal ROH filed an application with, the United States security and Exchange Commission to sell stock in the property once approved Tony bought 65,000. Shares in the property for 10 cents apiece making, him the majority stockholder at, 51% he then sold the remaining stock and filed for a gaming license with the Nevada Gaming Commission, by 1955. Construction, was well underway on the project which expected, to have over 1,000. Hotel rooms up until this point construction. On the project had mainly been financed, by American, gangster Moe Dalitz, who provided Tony with three loans totaling to 4.3 million dollars, as construction. Progressed, Canal Row encountered, a major problem the Nevada Gaming Commission, refused to issue him a gaming license due to his extensive criminal history in response, to the sudden change of events tony struck a deal with investors, led by the notorious illegal, gambler from los angeles, Milton B farmer page to lease the Stardust for $500,000, per month on July, 31st, 1955. Canal, row encountered, a string of bad luck that ultimately, led to his demise within, one night he gambled away. $37,000. On a craps table at the Desert Inn casino adjusted. For inflation in, one sitting Tony managed to gamble away nearly three hundred and fifty thousand, dollars as the night went on Tony, and the dealer wound up in a heated argument over, a $25. Chip according, to the LVPD, coroner's, office canal, row suffered a massive heart attack and passed on before hitting the floor despite, the coroner statement, rumors began to circulate that someone had poisoned, Tony's drink witnesses, claimed that prior to authorities, arriving, on scene employees, removed cornero's, body from the casino witnesses, also claimed that the glass he drank from was immediately washed after his passing, despite the suspicious, details surrounding the death police never performed, an autopsy on, Tony's corpse, following, canal rose, John factor a con-artist associated. With the Chicago, Outfit purchased, the under construction resort for around four million dollars, once the purchase was finalized, factor, brought in the project's loan holder Moe Dalitz and the management team from the Desert Inn to run the resort to complete construction on, the resort the new developers, received a ten million dollar loan on July, 3rd 1958.
Tony's Vision became a reality as the Stardust, hosted their grand opening ceremony the main star of the Stardust grand opening was the Lido de Paris show at 9:00 p.m. the first topless French revue production, on the strip upon opening the Stardust, became the largest Resort on the Las Vegas Strip with the capacity, to hold over 1,000, guests the property sat on 40 acres of land with rooms arranged into six buildings named after six different planets, developers. Arranged the hotel structures, in such a way that permitted, at door parking for every guest developers. Also soundproofed, every room a luxury, provided by few casinos, at the time the luxuries afforded to guests made a stay at the Stardust one-of-a-kind, while room here only ran used six bucks a night or $50, when adjusted for inflation guests. Were provided with countless amenities, not offered anywhere else on the strip guests here had access to 36, different services, ranging from auto rentals to babysitters, the pool otherwise known as a Big Dipper pool extended, over 105. Feet and set a world record for its size, the Stardust also offered rooms with individual, temperature controls a rare luxury at the time the Stardust boasted one of the largest casino, floors on the strip spanning, 16,000, 500 square feet to put this into perspective the, largest casino floor on the strip today is at the Venetian Resort which is approximately, a hundred and thirty-eight thousand, square feet the Stardust original, casino floor could fit inside the Venetians casino eight times upon, opening the Stardust remained open 24/7. To keep up with the Las Vegas nightlife, in order to advertise the property factor knew he needed to create something completely original while, other casinos, boasted prestigious, circle drives elaborate, lawns and massive, fountains the Stardust took a different approach factor, installed, the world's largest cantilever. Sign to advertise, the resort the sign spanned 215. Feet and required an electrical, input of 3000, amps to operate this high electrical, input allowed the sign to be seen nearly three miles down the strip the sign also set a world record for its immense size shortly. After the Stardust Grand Opening the nearby Casino Royal Nevada discontinued, operations, financial, problems which plagued the project from the beginning of we forced the resort to close only four years after opening in response, to the closure the starters purchased and renovated the defunct property, the Royal Nevada was transformed, into the Stardust West which, contained the Convention Center and the high-roller suite from 1959, to 1964. This wing became exclusively. Known for housing both high rollers and the Stardust showgirls with the addition of the Royal Nevada the Stardust now had the capacity to hold 1,300, guests, during its first years of operation, the Stardust owned the only drive-in theater in Las Vegas due to the circumstances. The Stardust drive-in, became a popular hangout spots, for teens and adults the theater remained the only theater of its kind until 1965. When the Westwind drive-in, opened by 1961. The Stardust employed a concerning, amount of high-profile, criminals, a few honorable mentions, include credit manager high Goldbaum who was known under 11 different aliases, and had 14 criminal convictions, including one for assault casino, manager Johnny drew a trusted, associate of Al Capone and general, manager Morris Kleinman who served three years for tax evasion Moe, Dalitz and his team leased the property until 1965. When they became the owners of the resort from 1965. To 1970. Dalits and his team operated the Stardust International, Raceway in Spring Valley which, is part of the Las Vegas township, the Speedway hosted racing events such as the can-am and the USA sea championship. Car series world-class drivers, like Mario Andretti Bruce McLaren Mark Donohue and Jackie Stewart, competed, here during the Stardust operation, of the track in 1966. Eccentric, billionaire, Howard Hughes attempted, to purchase the Stardust for thirty point five million dollars, Hughes previously, purchased the Desert Inn for thirteen million dollars along with many other casinos, including the sands and new, frontier, his interest in the project stemmed, from its reputation as the largest resort in Las Vegas before, dollars could sell the project the Justice Department Antitrust, Division stepped, in and shot down the deal the Antitrust, Division ruled, that if Hughes acquired any more projects, on this trip he would violate the Sherman Antitrust, Act during, the late 1960s. The Stardust gave Siegfried, and Roy their first shot as headliners on the strip thanks to this the entertainers, gained popularity, in Las Vegas for their performance, with white tigers and lions the pair eventually moved their act to the Mirage selling, out every show from the first night to the last as the 60s came to an end Daleks sold the Stardust to the parven dorman corporation for an undisclosed, amount parven doorman sat on the property for five years before selling it to Allen sargent corporation, in 1974.
Alan Glick purchased the property using loans provided by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Central, States pension fund, click a previous attorney and real estate investor from San Diego received, one hundred million dollars in loans from Teamsters, central state pension fund using this money he first purchased the hacienda hotel then downtown, Fremont, hotel and finally, the Stardust if you've seen the movie casino, this story may sound familiar that is because the movie casino is based off the story of the Stardust if you substitute Stardust for tankers you know what happens next under Argent's, ownership Frank lefty, Rosenthal became, the unofficial boss of the casino despite, not having a gaming license while some dislike Rosenthal's, management, style the casinos all saw a massive spike in popularity Rosenthal's. Ability, to bring in high rollers resulted, in a sizable increase in dealer tips this alone made him a popular face on the casino floor Rosenthal's. Most memorable addition, to the Stardust was their two million dollar sports and race book the edition of this segment became the casinos most popular attraction, due to their abnormally, high betting limits nowhere else on the strip could you find a one hundred thousand dollar maximum, bed by the time competitors. On the strip limited bets between one thousand to five thousand dollars supposedly. The payphones outside the sports book were the highest-grossing in the country runners used the phones to inform out-of-state associates, about the starting, lines immediately after, they were posted, the Stardust line became the industry standard up until the book's closure while Rosenthal, made the resort an unbelievable. Amount of money he also oversaw, a table and slot skimming operation, of the Stardust this operation, led to millions of unreported revenue, being sent to the Chicago, Outfit and other crime families to, fund their illegal enterprises, inevitably. Things, came crashing, down when federal investigators. Confirmed that throughout the 1970s, Stardust. Employs skim profit, from the resort and distributed, the funds between several Midwestern mob, bosses, investigators. Alleged that millions of dollars in revenue went unaccounted, for and that the unaccounted, revenue was distributed, to criminal organizations. Before the Stardust reported their earnings towards, the end of the 1970s, Argent, corporation started to face legal issues related to the skimming operation, amidst the controversy Argent's. Told the Stardust to herb Taubman and Alan Sachs in 1979. Initially, things went well under the pair however, authorities discovered. That they to skim profits at the resort in response, the Nevada Gaming Commission, revoked their gaming licenses, and forced, them to forfeit control of the property in nineteen before the duo received a three and a half million dollar fine from the Nevada Gaming Commission, this fine set a record as the largest find ever issued by the Nevada Gaming Commission, due to the situation at hand the Commission awarded Boyd Gaming the rights to operate the day-to-day activities, at the Stardust in 1983.
A Federal grand jury indicted 15 people for conspiring to skim at least 1.6. Million dollars from the casino table games those indicted included, notorious, criminals such as the head of the Chicago Outfit, Joseph, Ayyappa Milwaukee, syndicate, boss Frank Bell story and Kansas, City Mafia chief Karl Sevilla authorities, later charged a group of Cleveland mobsters, for sharing the stolen casino profits with other criminal organizations authorities. Estimated, that the Stardust alone lost over two million dollars in federal, court Cleveland mobster Angelo Lonardo turned on his associates, and testified, against them the mobster turned informant testified, that his close friend who was the Cleveland Mafia's point man informed, him that the mobsters from Kansas, City and Milwaukee, had considerable, say in who the Teamsters pension fund issued loans to he stated these mobsters convinced, a teamster to issue a loan to Allan CLIC Sargent Corporation, lonardo also revealed at the Chicago, Milwaukee Kansas. City and Cleveland, crime families received monthly kickbacks, from the Stardust skim ranging between $40,000. To $100,000. He concluded, his testimony, by saying that the Teamster union official William presser received a $1,500. Monthly, pension from the skim before, the hearing began Kansas, City Mafia chief Karl Sabella and three others accepted a plea deal thus pleading guilty to lesser charges after. The trial the jury deliberated, for 36, hours over, a six day period before coming to a decision Chicago. Mob boss Joseph Ayyappa and four others were convicted of skimming revenue while secretly controlling the Stardust Resort in Fremont Hotel each defendant, was convicted on all eight counts each of which carried a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000, fine all four, of those convicted were over the age of 57 the oldest being Ayyappa who was 77, years old Allan Glick the man responsible, for purchasing, the Stardust and two other hotels on the strip played, a key role in convicting those involved in the skimming operation, Glick claimed in court he had no knowledge of Frank's criminal activity, prior to attending a meeting with Delbert Coleman to discuss financing, for the purchase of the Stardust and Fremont Hotel many, questioned the accuracy of this claim since Glick attended school with one of Frank's sons Glick, continued, by explaining that through the four mob family's influence, he received a loan for nearly 63, million, from the Teamsters pension fund he then used this money to purchase the Stardust and other resorts under his company argent corporation, teamster later went on to issue a second, loan declic for 25 million dollars this loan provided argent corporation, with the funding necessary to redevelop, and improve the Stardust Glick ended his testimony, by claiming his involvement in the skimming conspiracy, stemmed from his intimidation, of the crime figures prosecutors.
Acknowledged His testimony, as the truth to the jury and as a result Glick got off scot-free, controversy. Surrounding the Stardust finally laid to rest in 1985. When Boyd Gaming purchased, both the Stardust and the Fremont Hotel Boyd, gaming had a reputation for abstaining, from criminal activity leading, many to view their acquisition, of the property as a new beginning throughout, the 90s the Stardust underwent several drastic, changes being, one of the last resorts, on the strip from the 1950s. The Stardust underwent a 300, million dollar renovation to, modernize the resort in 1991. The renovation, plans included adding a new 32, story hotel tower along with two swimming pools a golf course and athletic, facilities, one, year later in 1992. Boyd replaced the Stardust famously toed a Paris show with a less established show known as enter the night well enter the night never received the same attention as Leto de Paris the show stayed with the Stardust for seven years before parting, ways in December of 1999, around, the same time developers, also replaced the futuristic, lettering on the original sign with blocky typeface, lettering, before the turn of the century Wayne Newton signed the biggest entertainment deal, in Las Vegas history in October, of 1999, newton signed a ten-year deal with the Stardust for a reported 25 million, dollars per year according to the deal he would perform exclusively at the Stardust for 40 weeks out of the year due to contractual, obligations. Newton's, ceased all performances, in the Hollywood Theater at MGM Grand following, his signing the Stardust renamed their 920. Seat theater to Wayne Newton theater in his honor the turn of the century marked the beginning of the end for the Stardust Resort while the casino retains some of its popularity they would never be as profitable as the newer mega resorts built on the strip towards the end of the 1980s, the Las Vegas Strip underwent a gradual transition due, to the steady decline in organized crime involvement. Long gone were the days of Rat Pack Vegas, as the strip shifted towards a more commercialized, and family-friendly environment.
This New chapter in Las Vegas history came to be known as the mega-resort era and kicked off in November of 1989, with the opening of Steve Wynn's Mirage Steve, Wynn's Mirage to a new standard for luxury on the strip and attracted droves of Tara as a result what followed the mirages astronomical. Success was nearly 25, years of rapid growth and financing, for projects, by the start of the 21st century the era of mega resorts was in full swing and the start of struggled to keep up in an attempt to become more competitive with the new mega resorts, the Stardust demolished four of the original two-story, buildings to make way for a plan 25 million dollar renovation renovations. Done to the resort included upgrading the public facilities, and guest rooms construction, of a new 340. Seat buffet and lastly, refurbishment, of the property's roadside sign regardless. Of these renovations the startups continue to struggle as newer resorts outshine the once iconic, resort in a last-ditch effort to save the declining resort Stardust officials brought in a magician Rick Thomas as a reformer in March of 2005, the following month in April Newton decided to end his run at the resort four and a half years early his departure hid the resort hard despite Thomas's, magic show becoming the most successful daytime. Show on the strip once Newton left the Stardust no one questioned, if the resort was going to close the question now stuck in everyone's mind was when it would close by 2004. Void officials, recognize that this Stardust closure was inevitable, in response, officials, created, a plan to potentially, redevelop, the site of the Stardust in July Boy put their plan into action and spent a hefty 1.2. Billion dollars, on purchasing, Coast casinos incorporated. This price the acquisition, provided the company with four new properties, the Sun Coast the Gold Coast the Orleans and Barbary, Coast a few months later in November Boyd purchased a 13 acre parcel, located contingent. To the Stardust for 43 million dollars, between 2004. And 2006, the company purchased several more properties, including, the land between the Stardust and the westward ho towards the end of 2006, a deal was made with Harrah's Entertainment to, trade the Barbary Coast casino, for 11 acres located adjacent to the Stardust, in total Boyd acquired 87, acres for the Stardust redevelopment. In January, of 2006. Boyd Gaming announced to the public that they would be replacing the Stardust in westward ho with a new project known as Ashkelon, place boy, described echelon as a luxurious, multi-use, complex boasting.
Five Partially, separated hotel towers with a combined guest capacity, surpassing, 5,000 people the projects out in 87, acres and was to contain 140, thousand, square foot casino floor a convention, center with close to a million square feet of space and numerous, other amenities the development, expected to become the centerpiece of the northern end of the strip with the development of echelon place buoyed hope to surpass tomorrow, and become the leader in luxury on the strip estimated, to cost four billion dollars, if completed Ashkelon place is believed to be the second most expensive hospitality. Development ever undertaken, the only project to top echelon is the Mirage and MGM, six billion dollar city center project following the announcement on November, 1st 2006. After remaining continuously, opened for 48 years, the Stardust Resort and Casino finally, closed their doors to the public once the clock struck noon the Bobbie Howard band led patrons out of the resort one final time to the tune of when the saints go marching in, after, operating for 24 hours a day seven, days a week the Stardust sat eerily quiet and empty for the first time in nearly half a century on March 13th 2007. At 2:00 in the morning the Stardust was imploded to make way for the planned construction of a chillon place the demolition ceremony included a fireworks show displaying, a 10-second, countdown to the implosion despite, only 430. Pounds of explosive, being used in the demolition the Stardust became the tallest building to be imploded on the Las Vegas Strip, almost immediately after demolition wrapped up construction teams began prepping the land for construction after the prep work was completed construction. Officially begun an echelon place during the summer of 2007. Developers. Presume the project would be completely, finished by 2010, towards, the end of 2007. The United States began to undergo an economic, recession that wreaked havoc on the tourism economy well established, casinos experienced, severe problems, relating to the recession planned projects seemingly felt the brunt of the damage on August, 1st 2008, Boyd Gaming announced that construction on edge alone would be halted for three to four quarters due to the poor economic conditions project. Officials announced that they intended on resuming construction, upon the recovery of the credit market and the Las Vegas economy, this was bad news for many Las Vegas residents, who were relying on the opening of places like a chillon place to bring jobs to the valley during the subsequent, year the recession continued, to wreak havoc on the valley Boyd Gaming took a massive hit in 2009, when the company experienced, a massive drop in their share prices and revenue the recessions effect on Boyd's revenue resulted, in the company losing millions of dollars in profit after tough deliberations. Boyd officials concluded that the best course of action was to suspend construction, on Ashkelon place until the economic conditions in Las Vegas improved, in a statement released by Boyd the company stated that while they believed in the long-term viability of Las Vegas the current economic conditions in Las Vegas would not support a project like Asheville on place the company concluded, by stating that construction would not resume anytime soon and that local should expect, to be suspended for three to five years three years after suspending, construction, Boyd gaming announced that they plan on finishing construction, at a chillon place Boyd stated this time around they were determined, to claim their spot as one of the top luxury destinations. On the Las Vegas Strip following, this announcement Clark, County granted Boyd an extension, till 2018. To finish the project plans to resume construction fell through less than a year later in 2013. When Boyd gaming's told the 87, acre site to the Malaysian gaming, company Genting, Group for, 350, million dollars, Genting, Group is a well respected gaming, powerhouse, based from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, the company owns several casinos located.
Throughout The world most noteworthy being, the Aqueduct, Racetrack Casino. In New York City which contains the world's largest slot machine floor Genting purchased the site with plans to develop a Chinese theme Resort on the 87, acres after, the acquisition of echelon, place executives. From Genting Group received an invitation to attend a local press conference, at the conference company, officials revealed their plan to construct a 21 million square-foot Chinese, theme resort named Resorts, World Las Vegas, upon, completion the project would contained four hotel towers with a combined room count of 6,500. Rooms aside from the typical shopping and dining areas, developers, revealed part of their plan included building a replica Great Wall of China a panda exhibit and a 1 million square foot Convention Center company, officials stated construction, and Resorts World would occur in four phases over the span of 24, to 36, months officials, also disclosed, that phase 1 of construction, would span 8 million square feet and include, 3,500. Hotel rooms to reduce construction costs Genting intended on corporated the structure of Ashkelon place into Resorts world to design phase 1 plan to accommodate numerous, features such as a seven and a half acre indoor waterpark a 4,000. Seat theater and a bowling alley construction, on the first phase was expected to cost around four billion dollars, in break ground in 2014. Genting officials estimated, that Resorts world would open by 2016. And allege the property was supplying nearly 12,000. Jobs to the valley residents, of Las Vegas found the announcement, of Resorts World to be a pleasant surprise, although the Great Recession began, four years earlier in 2008, Las Vegas was still experiencing, its devastating, effects from 2002, until the economic crisis unemployment in the valley had remained on a steady decline before, the recession unemployment in Las Vegas had around 4% two, years after the initial onset, of the recession unemployment in the valley skyrocketed. Upwards of 10% throughout, this period economic crisis the hospitality industry was, suffer greatly from the drastic decline in tourist spending as a result many Las Vegas residents lost their jobs and found themselves unable to find new employment with the announcement of Resorts World Las Vegas many felt that things might finally turn around for Las Vegas Resorts, World received support from several Nevada government, officials including governor, Ryan Sandoval, and Senator Harry Reid both Sandoval and Reid praised Genting Group for aiding in the recovery of the Las Vegas economy, by providing employment to thousands, of people construction got off to a rocky start as groundbreaking was delayed until May 5th 2015.
One, Year after the initially planned start date the project now expected, to be completed by mid 2018. Two years after Resorts, World was initially scheduled to open shortly. After construction broke ground construction, on the project slowed, down considerably as the months wore on work on the project appeared to be on a steady decline Genting, Group also became increasingly quiet, about the project and begun only posting construction, updates to Facebook by February of 2016, numerous, locals questioned the resort's status as barely any work had been completed with, the current pace of construction many. Doubted the project would open by 2018, in May of 2016. Genting, Group announced their plan to ramp up construction later that year assuming construction, stays on schedule the company expected the project to be complete by early 2019, Genting attributed the delays to the Malaysian currencies, depreciation. Which decreased the company's global purchasing, power along, with waiting on approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission, for a gaming license the project set in limbo for about two years as Genting Group geared up for resuming construction. In 2018. Over a decade since Boyd demolished, the Stardust to make way for a new development Construction, was finally in full swing in May of 2018, Genting posted an updated, timeline for construction on Resorts World which plays the resort's opening at the end of 2020, since Genting released the updated timeline Construction has stayed on pace with the aggressive timeline this is attributed to on-site workers, be increased six-fold since the start of 2018, towards, the end of July Genting, group representatives, informed News 3 Las Vegas that the two hotel, towers now stand 22, and 25 stories tall more, than double their initial height at the start of 2018, the representatives, also informed, news 3 that both towers will stand 60, storeys tall by the end of the year and be topped out in the fall of 2019 in order to remain on pace with the aggressive building schedule company, officials claimed that the number of workers will increase daily as construction, expands out to different areas this is good news for the vegas construction, industry since Resorts world will continually, provide more job opportunities as construction advances, as 2018, comes to an end construction at resource world continues, to keep up with the aggressive building schedule while some skeptics, believe construction, will not be completed until 2021, or later many locals remain hopeful that the project will continue to stay on track and open, on schedule the northern end of the strip has been plagued with abandoned, developments, and declining foot traffic since the initial onslaught, of the recession, the Fountainbleu Las Vegas now known as the drew cease construction, in 2008, around the same time Boyd Gaming announced construction, on Ashkelon place was suspended, like Resorts World the drew is expected, to open at the end of 2020, with both projects, being highly anticipated, many expect that they will revitalize, the northern end of the strip upon opening at this point only time will tell what becomes of the former side of the Stardust I personally, believe that when resorts world opens it will be a successful addition to the Las Vegas Strip, Genting, group appears to be studying the market as well as carefully, calculating, what to build in order to compete with the already established casinos on the strip while the strip is historically, one of the most competitive markets, out there Genting officials should have no issue competing, assuming they play their cards right with proper marketing and generous gaming promotions, Resorts, World is poised to take over and dominate the northern end of the strip if you enjoyed the video hit that like button down below this video was actually a suggestion I received from one of you on one of my latest videos if you have any suggestions, for future videos let me know down in the comments below also be sure to hit that subscribe button and that bell icon so you can stay up to date on my latest content, thank you all for watching and I'll see you next video peace.