Experts weigh in on Resorts World’s potential economic impact on Las Vegas

 Experts weigh in on Resorts World’s potential economic impact on Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Resorts World is now open for business! So, the big question is: how much of an economic impact will it have?

Resorts World is the first new property on the Las Vegas Strip in more than a decade. Crowds of people filed into the resort Thursday night, as it opened to the public for the very first time.

Experts say the excitement, paired with new job opportunities, will make a lasting mark on the Las Vegas economy — something we have not seen in a long time.

David G. Schwartz — UNLV gaming historian

“I think we’re going to see a big bump,” said UNLV gaming historian David G. Schwartz.

Schwartz says Resorts World is poised to take Las Vegas by storm — even more than Aria and The Cosmopolitan, the last two major casino openings on the Las Vegas Strip back in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

“Aria, Cosmo opened up when we were in the worst part of the recession,” Schwartz said….

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