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June 26th, 2021 at 11:35:51 AM permalink
June 24, 2021: The pre party was from 7pm to 11pm, at which point the general public was allowed in. The VIP party entrance was at Crockford's, which, of the three hotel resorts at Resorts World, is the highest level of over all luxury, although from what my new host at RW tells me, there are top notch luxury suites at all three hotels (Hilton, Conrad, Crockfords), so there is no reason to eschew any one of them.

The June 24th Grand Opening was a SOFT one, and the resort won't be in full operation until sometime in 2022, with a lot more coming, including entertainment from Celine Dion and Katy Perry, starting in Fall 2021. Construction continues, including up front on Las Vegas Blvd. S., where most of the surface areas are still unpaved dirt.

Here are a number of pictures I took of the VIP Party, where all food and drink were free. They were providing free food and drink at all of their restaurants for VIPs, which included guests ranging from, among others, Nevada Governor Sisolak, Mark Davis and Elaine Wynn, and celebrities like Usher and Paris Hilton. I'm just providing the photos link for anyone interested, it took quite a while to upload all the pics to that site, don't have time to re-load all the same videos, or pics to Imgur for re-posting here.

Among the positive I liked at RW, is the high level of food offered in their FOOD COURT - it's a decided cut above the usual Chipotle and Panda Express (not that Panda Express is bad, but the "fast" food offered at RW is on a whole different level). And YES we went to the DAWG HOUSE.



After I start playing at RW (my line is already open), I will advise on this "cashless" option about which people have been commenting around the internet. I prefer to play with chips anyway.
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June 26th, 2021 at 11:54:45 AM permalink
Okay I just re-watched this video I took at the VIP Pool Party while Tiesto was DJ'ing.

Does that girl (appears to first put something down?), pause to grab the exotic dancer's behind?

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June 26th, 2021 at 12:19:49 PM permalink
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Here are a number of pictures I took of the VIP Party



Was that a sneaky way to drive traffic to your own forum? or just a bit of laziness efficiency? $:o)

I'm not too bothered, though it raised eyebrows. Post your reports here, or there... or anywhere, but maybe don't straddle the two forums too often. Thanks.

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June 26th, 2021 at 1:10:01 PM permalink
Efficiency!

When I posted all the pics there I had to keep track of which I had posted and which I had not yet. This becomes a time consuming issue, besides the posting part.

And anyway as you know (or should know), TruePassage isn't my forum I may be the main poster lately, but that forum has been around for something like ten years I think and I just got involved with it maybe a year ago as I recall.

All good! OnceDear!

Anyway, what do you think, is that brunette padding the blonde's arse, or what is going on there at the Tiesto DJ'ing event?
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June 26th, 2021 at 1:49:57 PM permalink
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June 24, 2021: The pre party was from 7pm to 11pm, at which point the general public was allowed in. The VIP party entrance was at Crockford's, which, of the three hotel resorts at Resorts World, is the highest level of over all luxury, although from what my new host at RW tells me, there are top notch luxury suites at all three hotels (Hilton, Conrad, Crockfords), so there is no reason to eschew any one of them.

The June 24th Grand Opening was a SOFT one, and the resort won't be in full operation until sometime in 2022, with a lot more coming, including entertainment from Celine Dion and Katy Perry, starting in Fall 2021. Construction continues, including up front on Las Vegas Blvd. S., where most of the surface areas are still unpaved dirt.

Here are a number of pictures I took of the VIP Party, where all food and drink were free. They were providing free food and drink at all of their restaurants for VIPs, which included guests ranging from, among others, Nevada Governor Sisolak, Mark Davis and Elaine Wynn, and celebrities like Usher and Paris Hilton. I'm just providing the photos link for anyone interested, it took quite a while to upload all the pics to that site, don't have time to re-load all the same videos, or pics to Imgur for re-posting here.

Among the positive I liked at RW, is the high level of food offered in their FOOD COURT - it's a decided cut above the usual Chipotle and Panda Express (not that Panda Express is bad, but the "fast" food offered at RW is on a whole different level). And YES we went to the DAWG HOUSE.



After I start playing at RW (my line is already open), I will advise on this "cashless" option about which people have been commenting around the internet. I prefer to play with chips anyway.

We were probably standing next to each other at some point and didn't even know it. Interesting just how different people can be, as I didn't think to take one picture or video. I think I even forgot my phone in the car and didn't care to go back and get it.

I agree with your assessment about the food court, I'm not impressed one bit by the gaming floor itself, I was expecting much more, I'm not sure what, just something special or different I guess. The High limit room was boring, the poker room was boring, the sportsbook is totally pathetic. I was kinda impressed with the center bar, and that Crystal bar where ever it is looks really cool from the pics I have seen. To be clear, this is just my first impression of the gaming floor and not the restaurants and other areas. Overall, as a resort, I'm sure it's spectacular.

To this day the only casino I ever felt was impressive was the Revel when it opened.

There didn't seem to be as big of a crowd as I was expecting there to be, I have seen much bigger openings with people jammed packed outside just waiting to rumble in with barely any room to move around inside obviously the enormity of the place may have only made it seem to me as if it wasn't that big of a turnout.

FYI IMO that big ball in the mall is dumb.
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June 26th, 2021 at 7:11:49 PM permalink
There's no credit check to get the cashless reloadable debit card, but they require you to have a Player's Card, ergo, your SS number is already on file with the casino, or it will be at some point if the winnings commence.
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June 27th, 2021 at 11:02:34 AM permalink
We were at Resorts World pretty much only for the VIP Opening arriving at about 7pm, although we did remain at the VIP Pool Party until about midnight when Tiesto stopped playing mostly because my wife was dancing nonstop and didn't want to leave. I was over Tiesto after about twenty or thirty minutes. She agreed that he went downhill energy wise after his first set of songs.

Within an hour or so of the general public's entrance we were on our way out.
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There's no credit check to get the cashless reloadable debit card, but they require you to have a Player's Card, ergo, your SS number is already on file with the casino, or it will be at some point if the winnings commence.


This is how it works at Resorts World Vegas.

First off you get a credit line. Same process more or less as with the other casinos - a full credit check is done of your personal credit with Experian, and your casino credit is run by VisuaLimits LLC / NRC, plus an average balance check and rating is done on your bank accounts, the same way I described in my blog:
CASINO CREDIT - HOW IT WORKS
One thing that was unexpected and interesting, is that the line inquiry on your Experian does not read “Resorts World” but is done by Central Credit LLC, which means that RW is running your casino credit dually through both VisuaLimits LLC / NRC (the new kid on the block for casino credit) and through Central Credit LLC (which has been around since 1956). With all other casinos at which I have obtained credit, the casino ITSELF runs your consumer credit, but apparently RW leaves it to Central Credit to run it for them.

Once your line is established, you establish a PIN code at the cage for your player card. As far as player cards people start off with the regular “red” player card but mine is already the highest level (or at least I am told highest level) black based on a single session where I hit RW for a sum large enough that if I mentioned it you could probably research and find out who I am. Oh it was beautiful mon gaillard, believe it. (At the cage, one person told me that all RW Vegas player cards are red but that different levels are represented merely internally, but somehow I got a black one. I assume that as a new resort not everyone even knows what he is talking about yet, as they try to figure out themselves how things really work.) At the tables, to draw against the line, you are not presented with any piece of paper to sign, but rather enter your PIN code on an Android software based tablet looking device (actually looks more like a huge remote control with a screen than a tablet), and then sign with your finger across the touch screen. That electronic combination of PIN and signature equals a marker drawn against your line.

When chips are handed to you, according to the pit bosses, they contain a chip that then is set to record these chips as belonging to YOU and only YOU at the table. Supposedly if you hand the chips to another player at the table, the system alerts them and disallows it. (The reason a casino would not want that happening is, say, so that two players using one bank roll could bet together to defeat the table max.)

However, I will say that what is said in theory and what happens in real practice, are often two different things, because a group of close friends of mine were playing at RW around the same time I was there, and one has a million dollar line and another friend of ours was a little short and he handed a stack of chips to that friend of ours who needed it one day, and then the next day our friend (who is a front money only player, not credit), had some more money wired in and had started winning again, and handed the stack of chips back to my friend – meaning, that the pit bosses didn’t seem to care or just looked the other way when about fifty grand in chips was passed back and forth openly at the table, and no computer system started blaring any kind of red alert.

Another time, just to test the system, I walked away from the table with about 900 of my chips (one five hundred, four one hundreds), and cashed them at the cage even while I, at that moment, had a marker outstanding. You’d think that if the system knew exactly whose chips those are, that the cage would know instantly that I had a marker out and not cash my chips.

I also asked a pit boss, who confirmed that those chips handed to me are also electronically assigned to ME, “What if I LOSE the chips out there in the casino? will anyone other than me be able to cash them?” The response: “If you lose them out there, you’re on your own!” – meaning, no, the system isn’t as advanced as all that!

Now, as far as “chipless” gaming. We don’t do that. All of us play with chips, same as always. And the below applies to Baccarat only – the roulette and blackjack tables do not utilize the same completely electronic system for sensing chips wagered and auto-calculating exact payouts (although all RW tables do, supposedly, “track” your chips and assign them to you).

Note: in general, from what I am being told, all casinos are moving toward a system where they will no longer allow ANYONE to play table games anonymously, and that eventually not even a cash player will be able to play without identifying himself. But, again, this is just what casino insiders are saying to me, whether it will happen sooner or later, who knows. I do know that at Resorts World they are insisting to identify each player electronically and in their system at the Baccarat tables.

As far as betting, at Baccarat, the computer system senses the value of the chips placed on the Bank or Player wager spots, and then tells the dealer exactly how much has been bet, and how much to pay out after each win. Their chips do not look or feel special, but I am told this is done via a RFID or some such inside each chip.

Their Baccarat allows Tie, Banker Pair, Player Pair, and what they call “Lucky Six” bets, which mean, a Bank Win on 6 (same as the Tiger 6 bet at Venetian/Palazzo). Lucky six pays 12:1 (two card 6) or 22:1 (three card 6) same as at other casinos. (The Wizard needs to correct his chart on Lucky 6 because it shows an erroneous payout of 23:1, it is 22:1 (it pays 23 FOR 1, but actual payout is 22:1)).

After a Bank win, the computer system tells the dealer exactly what should be paid out, with the dealer deducting the 5% commission automatically based on the figure prompted by the system – there is no option to stack up commission and pay it later. The system ROUNDS UP your bet to the nearest hundred dollar, so there is no percentage in making, say, a 605 or 625 Bank bet, as commission will be calculated on 700 in either case.

As I win, I place side bets for the dealer, and the computer will calculate commission on the entire winning Bank wager including what was placed for the dealer, so in those instances the dealer has to first pay himself, then remove the dealer winnings, pick up my chips (or ask me to do it – which sounds CRAZY based on that I could palm another chip right then and stick it in there if I were a crook, I suppose), drop the chips back down, and payout based on the system’s new calculation of the wager minus what was wagered on the side for the dealer.

To reiterate, dealer side bets (tokes) must be paid first, and removed from the Bank wager circle, before commission is recalculated and paid out on Bank wins.

This issue with dealer side bets doesn’t arise on Player side won bets, because there is no commission.

On tie bets, or other side wagers, you just tell the dealer that the chip or chips on the top are for him, and then after the full payout the dealer takes his portion, and you get the balance.

All bets, Bank, Player, and all side bets, are placed on a section of the table that corresponds to your "number" at the Baccarat table, so that the system is able to track your exact bets, winnings, and chips. I am curious to see if the system attaches all dealer tokes paid out to my end session calculated winnings too on my Bank wins, or if it loses track of those after the dealer pays himself, removes them, and then recalculates the Bank payout.

Just as an aside, I saw this player wager over 4000 on Lucky Six a few times, and hit it on the third try, for over $88,000. (The player tipped the dealer $2000. right then and there on that win.) This was on a shoe that I cut, which was getting a lot of Lucky Sixes (I rarely, if ever, bet Lucky Six – it is countable, but, the house edge on it is high). What was funny in a way, was this player was a special limits player at a Reserved table, but let me play at that table, the same way I sometimes let people play at my Reserved tables.

The chip sensing system is buggy, and sometimes the dealer has to pick up your chips and put them back down on the table for the system to detect them properly. I overheard one pit boss telling a dealer not to pick up the chips and ask the players to do it themselves, because, as that pit boss put it, “Some players don’t like anyone to touch their chips.” (Superstition, I suppose, but also, whenever I saw dealers pick up and put chips down I didn’t notice them clap their hands together and spread them either, to show that they didn’t palm any.)

The auto payout system itself is buggy, and on more than one occasion it stated in error that a player had been under paid, or that the player had not paid at all on a hand where in fact the player had lost, but the computer system indicated that the player had won.

The circled video screen is what tells the dealers what we have bet, how much to pay out, and whether all payouts have been done correctly (and, as noted, is often in error and has to be over ridden manually just to allow players to move on to the next hand).

The system keeps track of every bet and calculates your average, although I noticed whenever I put down a very large bet that the pit boss typed something, so maybe that is some kind of manual override or double verification for average bet tracking. The system also keeps track of the hours played. The intent is to make pit boss bet recording a thing of the past. One one session I played the system had me down for about a 4000 average, and I felt that it was closer to 5000. The exact number of hours played was calculated correctly - at RW, at least for Baccarat, seems like they go by exact hours, not the "one hour per Baccarat shoe" that some casinos award.
At RW, there seems to be no option to cajole the pit boss into recording a higher average for you - it's all electronic.

At the end of the session, you may present your chips to the pit boss to pay off what you pulled (to pay off your fully electronic marker), but the system is buggy there, and on one occasion their system via their handheld device wouldn’t allow the redemption and I had to go to the cage to handle redemption. Whether paid at the table or at the cage, that handheld device will print a paper receipt for you for REDEMPTION on request.

This is a REDEMPTION receipt they will print from the little handheld terminal, and give to you upon request.

(I found those three pennies when redeeming that particular marker, and cashing out winnings. I'm tellin' you, money just comes to me.  😂 And those pennies shore came in handy to hold down that receipt while taking the photo.)

On one occasion where I smashed them for a massive amount (I won every session but on one particular session I really killed them), I went to the cage to get a winner’s check and their system said that I had LOST. I laughed and said, “I won over ______ how do you get from a win like THAT to a loss?” On that occasion the cage asked me where I had played, and again, I laughed, “Your system is supposed to keep track of every penny we bet and yet it doesn’t know where I played?” In that instance they had to walk to the pit and verify everything verbally, including the exact amount of win, before they would issue the winning check.

By the way, I already cleaned out RW and left – so don’t bother looking for me there. Just a word to the obsessed who are desperately seeking MDawg. Then again, maybe I am still there, typing this as I sit in the high limit lounge. Or maybe I’m typing this in our new Vegas pad while we are deciding how to redecorate and furnish it. Or maybe not. I unfortunately need to keep people guessing as to my whereabouts. The point is to those few of you who want to track me down – leave me alone, and live your own lives puhlease.

As far as RW in general, it’s nice. The place has a lot of partiers, lot of scandily clad girls, but what it lacks – is any kind of coherent identity. It is still seeking that.

There are issues in the rooms. Their phone system doesn’t always work – one day when put on hold, you heard the recording of what sounded like a snoring monster, which at first convinced you that the call had been dropped (when I finally got the operator she told me that I was the second guest to have complained about that weird sound). There is no such thing as traditional Room Service and you must use a GrubHub app that RW refers to as On the Fly,

which does allow for a room charge, but not for the entire menu – only a SMALL portion of each restaurant's menu is available for room service via GrubHub. Most of their high end restaurants do not even do take out food, other than via the Grub Hub app. NO food was available when we started to stay at RW anyway for in room delivery from their food court (called Famous Foods), but that may be changing. You may use the Grub Hub app to have food delivered to your room, but you’ll pay both a service charge and a tip to the driver (assuming he drives anywhere – maybe the RW GrubHub delivery guys simply remain on property? I know the servers who bring up food when ordered via the “On the Fly” GrubHub app are just wearing regular RW uniforms).

Just to give you an idea, here is what $58. including 8.50 service charge and $5. tip will get you from their Mexican restaurant Agave, as delivered to the room:

(That's a Southwest chicken salad and a sort of Shrimp Aguachile - there ARE Shrimp under those tortillas.)

If I had known so little food was coming, I’d have ordered more as this was intended for two. Now, in our case everything (except the tip) is comp’ed, but even so, in general, what I am finding is that you will need to spend about fifty (or at least forty) bucks, whether at their Famous Foods food court or any restaurant, to satisfy one person who has a real appetite. Now, for a person not on a full comp, that’s pretty steep. So, there is no Grand Luxe Café or Wynn Drugstore or Cosmo Henry’s option to eat a full plate of food for around twenty five dollars. At RW, twenty or twenty five dollars will get you more of a half course meal than a full one.

RW still has problems with comp’ing non hotel guests for their food – yes, imagine that, a high roller is betting a few grand a hand and has to use his own credit card to pay for meals.

They are working on rectifying all these problems, but I assume that some of the widespread complaints about the place have to do with all these issues.

The Crockford’s side suites just became available Fourth of July weekend, but there are extremely nice comparable suites in the Hilton and Conrad too. All the suites (maybe all the rooms, I am just assuming though), have Nespresso machines in them.

The suites we stayed in (we moved around) all had refrigerators, bar areas, dining tables, large separate living room, soaking tubs, rain style shower heads. The rooms (maybe all of them) have wireless charging for cell phones,

but it didn't work for my iPhone 12 PRO MAX, at first I wasn't sure if it was because the phone was too big, or what the issue was, but then later I looked underneath at that particular suite and didn't look like the charger had even been installed yet. Oops.

The pool level villas are all two bedroom, and are down there near the day/nightclub. Beware of noise: Their nightclub Ayu is very noisy with booming bass and even sixty or more stories up it will rattle your windows, so if you value nighttime sleep, forget about the Strip view and stay on the other side (I can only imagine how loud the bass from those RW day and nightclub speakers must be for the unfortunates on the lower floors facing the Strip – part of the reason why we declined a villa – the NOISE).

There is a VIP sort of lounge in each section (Hilton, Conrad, Crockford’s) I believe, which offers free water, fruit and snacks. Access is limited to those in the higher story suites, but they don’t even yet have a system to keep others out of there, as room keys are not checked electronically. However, I assume if someone just walks in there and then doesn’t go up the elevator (your key IS needed to access the higher stories,) i.e. just walks right back out with something from VIP, the guard might say something. I do like the way the "VIP" elevators for the higher floors access ONLY a handful of floors - no waiting, direct access to your suite's floor.


RW is what it is, and you’ll probably like it for some things, dislike it for others, but they are trying to cater to the higher end crowd, that is for sure, and for those who aren’t high rollers, be prepared to pay cash through the nose for accommodations and food. Also be mindful of all the noise from their day/nightclubs if you choose to stay on a Strip facing room.
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July 4th, 2021 at 12:44:49 PM permalink
MDawg, thank you for the fantastic and detailed review. I may stay there next weekend. Coming in with a buddy to watch McGregor get flattened.
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July 4th, 2021 at 1:13:29 PM permalink
I think you'll enjoy the experience, but as this is what they call a "soft" opening, there are issues for them to iron out. I just hope that they review feedback and in fact correct what may be addressed.
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