Singapore

Visitor arrivals and tourism receipts in Singapore reached a two-year record high in 2017, with strong flows observed China, India and Indonesia, according to the Singapore Tourism Board.

Judges in Singapore will now have sentencing guidelines dealing with casino fraud after a new framework was set out by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon.

Asia’s ever-growing number of IRs are seeking to add non-gaming attractions to diversify their tourism base and provide a unique draw, but the jury is out as to whether combining casinos with theme parks can provide a winning combination. Although theme parks are big business in Asia and draw in the crowds, they need a unique selling point, branded merchandise and strong visitation to generate enough revenue to warrant the return on investment.  

Asia’s ever-growing number of IRs are seeking to add non-gaming attractions to diversify their tourism base and provide a unique draw, but the jury is out as to whether combining casinos with theme parks can provide a winning combination.



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A portion of the ceiling board collapsed during renovation works at the Resorts World Sentosa casino in Singapore on Tuesday morning, injuring four construction workers, local media reports.

Casino entry levies paid by Singaporeans and permanent residents have fallen to their lowest levels since 2010, according to an annual report released by the Singapore Tote Board.

Seven clubs operating jackpot machines in Singapore have been given notice to wind down their operations by April next year.

Singapore’s tourism industry has shown continued growth in 2017, building on from a record year in 2016, though the figures still suggest that the bulk of the money being brought into the island state is not finding its way onto the casino floors.

Singapore saw an increase in visitor arrivals and tourism spending in the first half of 2017, according to data from the Singapore Tourism Board.

Casino operator Genting Singapore reported a 24 percent increase in net profit for the third quarter of 2017, attributed in part to increased gaming revenues.

Marina Bay Sands (MBS) posted solid earnings in the third quarter of 2017, boosted by both mass and VIP revenue.

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