RWS Casino made S$40mil in two days

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RWS Casino made S$40mil in two days

Postby DM101 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:54 am

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The first casino in Singapore made S$40mil in the first two days of its opening and Malaysians contributed one-third of the revenue.

On the first day, the casino had attracted a long list of multimillionaires from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Most of them were regular customers of big casinos in the world who arrived in their private jets, Shinmin Daily reported.

These big-time gamblers, who had planned to fly to Macau and Las Vegas during the Lunar New Year period, had at the last minute changed their mind to try their luck at the new casino in the republic.

It is learnt most of them landed at Seletar Airport, where they were transported to Resorts World Sentosa in limousines.

Malaysians and Singaporeans visitors have also rushed to the casino on its opening day.

Within hours of Genting Group chairman Lim Kok Thay opening Singapore's first casino on Feb 14, it had to shut its doors due to overcrowding. That's how much interest the new Resorts World Sentosa casino has drummed up there.

At 12.30am on Feb 15, the casino had to stop letting people in for 2 and a half hours as those inside were in no hurry to leave. Inside, people were having trouble finding a seat at the gaming tables and slot machines.

Some of the visitors emerged from the casino after breakfast, having spent the whole night at the gambling tables. A few said they expected to be back again in the afternoon for Round Two.

More than 35,000 punters took advantage of the Chinese New Year holiday weekend to try their luck on Feb 14 and 15 at the casino.

It was observed that gamblers travelling in at least 20 sports cars including Ferrari and Lamborghini arrived at the casino in the evening and left only the next day.

Source: http://business.asiaone.com/Business/Ne ... 99519.html
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