LAS VEGAS—Resorts World Las Vegas (RWLV) has appointed Edward Farrell as president. As the project’s first president, Farrell will oversee all development activity on the Las Vegas Strip site and prepare the integrated resort for operations in 2020.
Farrell has worked in the casino industry for more than 30 years, beginning his career at MGM Reno while attending the University of Nevada, Reno. He has held a variety of leadership positions in finance and operations and has worked in Nevada, Mississippi, Connecticut and the New York markets both in commercial and Native American operations. Prior to joining Resorts World, Farrell was SVP of finance for Foxwoods and MGM in Connecticut and was regional VP of finance for the mid-South region of Harrah’s Entertainment.
Over the last year, the RWLV design and development team has been perfecting plans for the multibillion-dollar integrated resort located on the Las Vegas Strip on the site of the former Stardust Casino. In the next several months, construction activity on site will continue to ramp up with the installation of tower cranes to commence work on the casino podium and hotel towers. Site preparation and servicing work has already commenced and a large, 3,000-spot parking structure has been completed.
RWLV will employ approximately 1,000 construction workers on site by next year, increasing to several thousand in the two years leading up to opening in 2020, according to the company.
Farrell has participated in the opening of several casino properties including the Mirage in Las Vegas; the Grand Casino in Gulfport, MS; Treasure Bay Casino in Biloxi, MS; and Resorts World Casino New York.