Resorts World Las Vegas to support crypto via Gemini partnership

The as yet unopened Resorts World Las Vegas is to explore the integration of cryptocurrency into the guest experience after partnering with crypto exchange Gemini.

The collaboration becomes the “first-ever partnership between Las Vegas casino resort and cryptocurrency exchange,” and will explore future opportunities which would allow patrons to use their Gemini crypto wallet within the integrated resort.

Together, the companies are pursuing the creation and implementation of crypto-friendly services across all areas of the integrated resort experience, with additional details to be finalised and announced in the coming weeks. 

“We are incredibly excited to work with Resorts World Las Vegas, the first casino on the Las Vegas Strip to partner with a crypto platform and explore integrating crypto into their guest experience,” stated Tyler Winklevoss, CEO of Gemini.

“Whether it’s the ability for their customers to use cryptocurrency at Resorts World Las Vegas or convert dollars into crypto, being one of the first to support crypto is a great way to meet the needs of the next generation of customers and provide a 21st century experience.”

This partnership, says Resorts World Las Vegas, aims to make the property one of the most crypto-friendly resorts on the Strip.

“As the first ground-up resort development on the Strip in more than a decade, Resorts World Las Vegas is committed to integrating innovative technology conveniences across the resort to enhance the overall guest journey,” said Scott Sibella, president of Resorts World Las Vegas

“By partnering with Gemini, a leader in cryptocurrency exchange, we are taking another step toward providing progressive guest experience solutions for today’s Las Vegas traveller.”

Last month, the $4.3bn Resorts World Las Vegas officially released the date of its grand opening, with guests able to access the first ground-up resort development on the Las Vegas Strip in more than a decade on June 24, 2021.

The 3,500 room integrated resort says that it hopes to play a part in the region’s rebound after what has been an “incredibly challenging year for the destination and greater hospitality industry”.