A mega-resort planned to take up 87 acres on the Las Vegas Strip is slowly inching forward. Initially scheduled to open in 2016, the owners of Resorts World have promised to ramp up activity several times, but it hasn't happened.
The Resorts World is located on Las Vegas Boulevard and Convention Center Drive where the old Stardust once stood.
The owners have promised more than 5,000 construction jobs, but it simply hasn't materialized. Most of the steel and concrete seen on the lot was erected before 2008 when Boyd Gaming suspended work on their Echelon project.
On Wednesday, the Clark County Commission took steps to speed up construction on the Resorts World project. Representatives of Resorts World owner Genting asked Commissioners to waive certain approval processes so they can move forward faster, and the commissioners agreed.
"This is a request to build on our site entirely but not be limited to undergrounds and foundations."... Read More