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Document and Entity Information
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
shares
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]  
Document Type 20-F
Amendment Flag false
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2017
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY
Trading Symbol MLCO
Entity Registrant Name MELCO RESORTS & ENTERTAINMENT LTD
Entity Central Index Key 0001381640
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 1,478,429,243