News Blog » Genting to built Casino in Sentosa » Monaco of the East, Singapore » Casinos are coming to town

Kaching! Casino is coming to town

jackpotIn 2005, Singapore reversed its decades-old ban on casino gambling in an attempt to double visitor arrivals to 17 million by 2015. 11 casino operators and property developers confirmed that they had either submitted 1 or 2 proposals for the project. These Casino proposal came from Eighth Wonder (Starwood Hotels), Wynn Resorts, CapitaLand (MGM Mirage), CapitaLand (Kerzner International), Tabcorp, PBL and Melco International, New Century Group, Genting & Star Cruises, Sun International, Keppel Land & Harrah´s Entertainment, and Greek Mythology. Most will bet on Genting as the winner $$$

Update:The first contract was awarded in May to Las Vegas Sands, which plans to open its casino resort by July 2009 in Marina Bay. Singapore awarded its second casino resort contract Friday to Genting International, whose proposal of a venture worth 5.2 billion Singapore dollars is intended to lure thousands of visitors with a Universal Studios theme park and a huge outdoor marine park. This Casino will be named Resort World is scheduled to open in 2010 on a site of 49 hectares, or 121 acres, on Sentosa Island.

Updated On: 07.12.25