Macau is set to face its biggest test of the mantra “if you build it, they will come,” as Sands China’s $2 billion “The Londoner” gets set to open its doors after the worst year in modern records for the world’s largest gambling hub.
Mohegan Gaming said its Project Inspire in South Korea is scheduled to open in early 2023 and it expects to close financing in early 2021.
Crown Resorts said the New South Wales Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority has granted a temporary liquor license to its Crown Sydney property until April 30, 2021 and therefore several non-gaming amenities will open from 28th December.
Sands China said its new London-themed property, The Londoner, will begin opening from Q1 next year with an official ceremony to be held in early February.
Star Entertainment Group’s newest development the Queens Wharf casino and entertainment complex will be geared towards attracting luxury tourists rather than high-rollers when it opens in 2022, according to chief executive officer Matt Bekier.
Thai hotel chain, Dusit Thani, has opened its first hotel in Singapore and said that there is strong local demand for "staycations" to support the property while borders are closed.
Sands China President Wilfred Wong said the operator has been given a possible opening day in early February for the Londoner, formerly known as Sands Cotai Central. Wong didn't give a specific date.
Panjim Mayor Uday Madkaikar has indicated that the newly reopened offshore casinos in Goa have been widely violating Covid-19 protection regulations by not enforcing the wearing of masks, social distancing, and other requirements.
The Wakayama Prefectural Government has acknowledged that there will be a delay in the national timeline for developing IRs, but the local government remains keen on opening Japan’s first IR, which they now envision may be possible in spring 2026.
SJM Holdings is expected to only partially open its new Grand Lisboa resort on Cotai in Q1, with rooms and tables dictated by market conditions at the time, Union Gaming says.