Resorts World Las Vegas has documented its vision of redefining the traditional gaming experience, and introducing the “most technologically advanced casino and gaming operations” when its doors swing open next week (June 24).
The venue will be driven by mobile technology and cashless wagering, in a move which has been praised as a “tremendous opportunity” to further the digital transformation of the consumer experience in gaming.
Partnerships have been secured alongside the likes of Konami Gaming, Sightline, NRT Technology, Genesis Gaming and IGT, with the property to offer 117,000 square feet of gaming space featuring over 1,400 slot machines, 117 table games, a dedicated poker room and 30 poker tables, plus high-limit areas and a sportsbook.
“Our vision at Resorts World Las Vegas has always been to provide first-of-its-kind experiences across every element of the resort, including gaming,” explained Rick Hutchins, senior vice president of casino operations at Resorts World Las Vegas.
“Through our partnerships with best-in-class gaming technology partners, we will offer our guests a fully integrated experience, not just on the gaming floor, but across the entire resort.
“The Resorts World Las Vegas mobile app will better serve patrons by providing loyalty and personalisation based off their preferences for guests enrolled in our Genting rewards program.”
The property says that it is set to become “the first Las Vegas casino where consumers can utilise a digital login and cashless wagering experience at both slots and table games”.
Managed through Konami Gaming’s Synkros casino management system, the aim is to deliver a completely seamless cashless wagering experience via GamingPlay, the resort’s digital gaming wallet.
This can be loaded by visitors in one the three way, by depositing cash at one of the Neo Kiosks provided by NRT Technology; by enrolling in Sightline’s Play+, which will allow guests to connect to external funding sources such as a bank account, credit, debit or PayPal account; or at the player services desk.
“When Resorts World Las Vegas and Konami Gaming first launched an official partnership at the start of 2020, we set out to reinvent the hospitality experience in Las Vegas by bringing seamless interaction, leading-edge convenience, personalized engagement, and catered service to every guest touchpoint,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami Gaming.
“The opening of Resorts World Las Vegas marks a significant historical moment for our city and the global gaming industry, and Konami is incredibly excited to be part of delivering unforgettable entertainment and seamless experiences to guests in entirely new ways.”
The Resorts World Las Vegas app, developed by JoinGo, a Sightline Payments solution, will enable guests to pay for any gaming, entertainment, or hotel offerings, and check their Genting Rewards account balances, receive offers and rewards and stay connected to the array of amenities, from their devices.
Furthermore, Genesis Gaming is to provide a “digital table games experience,” which will see the introduction of a ‘smart table’ that will use RFID embedded chips for every dollar denomination “to provide 100 per cent accuracy of guests’ gaming activity”.
The casino floor will also feature a poker room for individual and tournament play, as well as an IGT PlaySports powered retail and state-wide mobile sports betting offering.
“IGT will help the Resorts World Las Vegas team maximise the full potential of their PlaySports-powered retail and mobile sportsbooks, engage sports fans, and capture growth opportunities within one of the of the highest-volume sports betting markets in the US,” stated Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital senior vice president.
“Powering sports betting at a Las Vegas Strip casino is another milestone achievement for IGT PlaySports and a gateway for introducing the most widely used sports betting platform in the US to the global epicenter of gaming entertainment.”