The Good Life

Brave New Resorts World

Vegas’ new $4.3 billion property is a gambling, dining and cigar hotspot, with an attention to luxurious details
| By Michael Kaplan | From Brian Cox, November/December 2021
Brave New Resorts World
Twenty minutes after a 5:30 p.m. landing in Las Vegas, the call comes from a big-time gambling friend. “Buddy,” the guy says, “you’ve got to get here right away. You need to see what’s happening in the high-limit room.” The limo pulls up in front of Resorts World Las Vegas, the newest property in Sin City (it opened in June) and the high roller waits right near the entrance. He’s got somebody on hand to take my luggage—no check-ticket necessary—and leads the way to the high-limit area. In there, at a roulette table, a slightly bearded guy, maybe in his early 30s, with a pretty blonde practically draped across him, is most likely the biggest wheel-player in town at …
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