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The Drew Las Vegas is just over two years from being complete, and is getting its administrative ducks in a row. Witkoff Group, who is building the luxurious casino resort has just recruited its new CEO for The Drew – poker legend and hall of famer Bobby Baldwin.

Baldwin is renowned in the poker world, playing a big part in the Las Vegas Gaming industry for years as the former President of the Bellagio, Mirage and Golden Nugget. He wasn’t always a businessman; Baldwin first entered the gaming industry in 1978, when he became the youngest person to win the Main Event of the World Series of Poker at the age of 28.

He was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2004, and has WSOP bracelets to his name. He has cashed in 7 other WSOP events, and his total tournament winnings amount to over $2 million.

There is even a poker room named after him at The Bellagio. “Bobby’s Room” is where poker greats come together to compete in high-stakes games.

“Given Bobby’s industry reputation and experience, we believe he’s the ideal individual to successfully launch this project and to help drive strategy within the overall Witkoff enterprise”.

– Steve Witkoff

About The Drew Las Vegas

The Drew Las Vegas is probably better known as the Fontainebleau, a casino resort development that was abandoned when it was just 70% finished, due to bankruptcy. Eventually, Steven Witkoff (founder of the Witkoff Group) bought the project for $600 million.  Now, it will be renamed The Drew Las Vegas, and will open in 2022 – two years after the Fontainebleau was set to launch.

Finishing the project will cost $3.1 billion, and it will be a huge casino resort that will cater to all types of Las Vegas visitors. The hotel will house 4000 rooms and it will have 400,000 square feet of conference space. The gaming floor will be 95,000 square feet, and there will be numerous restaurants, bars and recreational facilities.

The Drew Las Vegas will stand 735 feet high, as the second tallest building in all of Nevada – besides the Stratosphere observation tower. It will be located on the northern end of the Las Vegas strip, across from Circus Circus, and it will stand on the site of one Las Vegas’s first famous casinos, The Thunderbird.

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