OPINION: After courting controversy as resort lost millions, Resorts World LV’s Sibella sent packing

OPINION: After courting controversy as resort lost millions, Resorts World LV’s Sibella sent packing

Article brief provided by Nevada Independent
  • John L. Smith, Nevada Independent
September 20, 2023 5:07 PM
  • John L. Smith, Nevada Independent

The going-away party must have been brief.

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With all the warmth of a corporate mob hit, a New York crisis consulting firm announced Friday the abrupt termination and departure of controversial Resorts World Las Vegas President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Sibella.

Credited with bringing the stalled $4.3 billion casino megaresort to completion and persevering through a June 2021 opening during a COVID-19 pandemic, Sibella was fired “after the company was recently made aware that Mr. Sibella violated company policies and the terms of his employment,” a Resorts World spokeswoman offered in a statement first reported by The Indy. The 3,500-room property is owned by Malaysia-based Genting Berhad, which also operates casinos in Asia and New York.