Cashless Technology at the New Resorts World Las Vegas

Cashless Technology at the New Resorts World Las Vegas

July 9, 2021

Resorts World Las Vegas, a multi-billion dollar project over five years in the making, opened on June 24, 2021, on the north Strip.

Many, including RWLS’s president, Scott Sibella, hope the project will breath new life into the city’s tourism industry, still reeling from the effects of the pandemic, in addition to energizing an area of the Strip that has not been the target of major development in a long time.

The property was designed from the start for cashless technology, including cashless wagering and QR codes that allow guests to bypass the Reception desk for check-in.


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This post is based on the USA Today article, Resorts World Las Vegas: Even the chips have chips at the Strip’s newest casino, by Ken Ritter, June 26, 2021; the Edge Markets article, All eyes on Genting Las Vegas to repeat Resorts World Singapore’s success, by Ester Lee, May Continue reading

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Changing Mandates Affect Aggregate Planning For Cruise Lines

Changing Mandates Affect Aggregate Planning For Cruise Lines

July 5, 2021

Cruise companies have awaited and processed ever-changing reopening mandates from the CDC for months. Some, like Norwegian and Carnival, plan to move cruises away from U.S. departure ports to other countries whose requirements are already in place and are less restrictive.

The first cruise ship to depart from the US in fifteen months, Celebrity Edge, left port in late June, and returned after a five day cruise. More cruise ships are set to depart over the summer. Royal Caribbean has announced that all of its summer cruises are fully booked.


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This post is based on the US News & World Report article, When Will Cruises Resume?, by Nicola Wood, July 1, 2021; the Condé Nast Traveler article, Cruising is Returning This Year, Here’s What to Know, Continue reading

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Apple’s Location Decision Brings Jobs to Raleigh

Apple’s Location Decision Brings Jobs to Raleigh

Apple has chosen Raleigh, North Carolina to house a new campus that employs 3,000 people working on software engineering and machine learning technologies.

Apple is joining other technology companies, including Oracle, Google, and Amazon, in expanding its engineering operations to other cities outside its headquarters, to access a greater pool of engineering talents.


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This post is based on the CNBC article, Apple will spend $1 billion to open 3,000-employee campus in North Carolina, by Kif Leswing, April 26, 2021, and the YouTube video in the Spotlight. Image source: Shutterstock / maximino

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1. What are the location factors that Apple considered in choosing North Carolina as the location for its engineering operations?

Guidance: The location factors that Apple considered include access to engineering expertise, costs of living, and community involvement.  By locating in North Carolina, Apple will have access to a wide pool of engineering talents from nearby universities.  The costs of living are lower in North Carolina than the Bay area.  Additionally, Apple’s new campus will provide 3,000 job opportunities Continue reading

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