Vegas Casino To Construct Tesla-Based Tunnels

Mia Gardner | 12 Aug 2020

It isn’t unusual for casinos to tackle enormous logistical projects during construction. But Resorts World Las Vegas is undergoing perhaps one of the most ambitious, not to mention impressive, construction projects of all time. The new hotel and casino establishment, estimated at around $4.3 billion, has now been given the go ahead to get work on an elaborate underground shuttle system.

This in itself is already sure to raise a few eyebrows, more so that the whole thing will apparently be powered by Tesla technology.

According to a press release, the plan is to have an underground tunnel that connects the resort to the Las Vegas convention centre, allowing for passengers to travel between the two venues in around 2 minutes. Yes, the shuttle inside the tunnel will come courtesy of exciting, yet controversial tech personality Elon Musk.

A Matter Of Convenience

Taking a closer look at the project, the passenger station located at Resorts World Las Vegas will provide convenient access to a number of key Vegas locations. This includes the heart of the resort dining area itself, as well as various night life venues, and the shopping district. Additionally, quick access will also be available to the famed Las Vegas casino strip.

President of Resorts World Las Vegas, Scott Sibella, shared a few thoughts. He declared that he was thrilled with proposed concept of the tunnel, and eager to move on to the next steps of construction. He pointed out that, in his opinion, the unique transportation system was a next level solution for guests and visitors, providing the fastest possible routes to quickly move around the city.

Permission Received

Of course, up until recently the whole thing was nothing more than just a concept. But, after proposals were submitted to the Clark County Commission Board on June 1st, and permission was granted, it seems like all systems are go. This means that planning will now move to the next stage, which in turn means that actual construction will get underway somewhere near the end of the year.

When the passenger stations will be opened is not yet known, with specific details scarce at this point. But given that Resorts World Las Vegas is due to open in the summer of 2021, assumptions are that the shuttle system will likewise be operational. But it is still not clear if the new resort and casino, that will offer 3,500 rooms and occupy 117,000 square feet, will open according to schedule.