This original article was published by the Las Vegas Review-Journal here.
The iPhone 4 was just six months old when the last newly built resort debuted on the Las Vegas Strip.
Ten and a half years of technological developments later, a new property will open Thursday with a slew of state-of-the-art tech features — with hopes those features can propel Resorts World Las Vegas through this decade and beyond. Resorts World executives say the project’s ground-up nature afforded them the opportunity to launch with the latest connective and touchless tech.
Some of Resorts World’s electronics will be hard to miss: the roughly 100,000-square-foot LED display on the west tower, another 19,000-square-foot LED display on the east tower and a 50-foot-diameter interactive video globe, wrapped by 6,000 square feet of LED display. Other elements may impress with convenience, rather than size and brightness.
The property’s entire “tech ecosystem” is designed with the guest in mind, according to Rick Hutchins, senior vice president of casino operations and the man behind many of the property’s tech decisions. He and his team went searching “high and low” for the latest innovations to implement across the property.