Two Las Vegas Casinos are asking Elon Musk for Boring Company Tunnels

  • AUTHOR: dua
  • POSTED ON: June 15, 2020

Elon Musk’s Boring
Company has found a new project after excavating the first two under the
city convention centers.

So basically, Clark
County Commissioner Tick Segerblom tweeted a map last week showing the proposal
of tunnels that would probably run west from the LVCC (Las Vegas Convention
Center) to the Wynn and the Encore casinos that are currently owned by Wynn
Resorts. Wynn Resorts even announced its collaboration with the Boring Company
earlier this week.

A new complex is also
being constructed at the northwest of the Wynn and the Encore by a Malaysian
resort conglomerate Genting called Resorts World Las Vegas, which says it has
submitted an application for a similar connector to the LVCC.

People can be
transported using these tunnels in Tesla vehicles, just like the LVCC project.
This way a walk for a mile would turn into a two-minute ride in all

Both partners plan on
digging a 0.6-mile tunnel that would essentially run from the Encore to the
Silver Lot #2 parking lot at the LVCC without in-between stops. According to
the proposal, the boarding area would remove approximately 25 parking spaces.
The bus lane would be right outside the hotel casino and both areas will be
above the surface.

The companies are also
proposing a 0.4-mile tunnel from the new hotel casino to one of the parking
lots that is currently under construction for the LVCC expansion, without any
steps in between. Again, both the platforms will be above the ground.

Source: Inceptive Mind

Both projects are
distinct because Convention Center Loop rides won’t be for free. Steve Hill,
who is the president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority
has revealed that $3 to $5 would be charged on every trip. This is actually
cheaper than the price of the ticket for the Las Vegas Monorail that connects
the LVCC to different hotels and casinos lining the Las Vegas strip. 

Although the $52.5
million Convention Center Loop was paid for, the new tunnels currently under
construction would be financed by companies. The terms of their agreements are
still being negotiated as reported by both Wyann Resorts and Resorts World.

Steve Hill has also
said that the Convention and Visitors Authority plan on expanding the Boring
Company’s tunnels to the other parts of the city and these proposals are simply
a step in the right direction. However, this settlement can upset the taxi
authority and the Las Vegas Monorail company as they are the first in line
competitors of The Boring Company’s projects. The Convention Center Loop will
hopefully be launched in January 2021 which lapses with the next Consumer
Electronics Show!

Updated June 15, 2020
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