Singapore is internationally famous for its economic growth and urban landscape. But Singapore is also called « the Garden city », because of numerous green spaces. The city keeps attracting tourists and casino players. Thanks to the dynamism and originality of the city, world hotel and gambling industries leading companies such as Las Vegas Sands and Genting group have established themselves there.
SINGAPORE CASINO MARKET TRAILS LAS VEGAS
In 2013, Marina Bay Sands and Resort World Sentosa casinos recorded a 6.077 billion dollars revenue, ranking Singapore third of the global gambling market. Las Vegas is just ahead with a 6.45 billion dollars revenue, but Macau remains in front with 45.2 billion dollars.
A rising turnover for the city-state with a 3.8% increase compared to 2012. The Marina Bay Sands, owned by Las Vegas Sands Corps, recorded 3.135 billion dollars in 2013, ie a 6.6% increase. As regards the Resort World Sentosa, owned by Genting Group, it recorded a 2.942 billion dollars benefit, ie a 1% rise.
These performances confirm Singapore’s second place in the Asian gambling industry. For now, only Japan could be a threat: in contemplation of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the japanese government is thinking of legislating on gambling and casino industries.
Just like in Macau, game revenues in Singapore come mainly from high rollers games.
Even if Singapore casino market is only supported by two resorts, it still trails Las Vegas market with dozens of hotels and casinos. Let’s see how these two huge resorts support Singapore’s market growth.
THE REMARKABLE MARINA BAY SANDS HOTEL & CASINO
The Marina Bay Sands is one of Asia touristic jewels. With an atypical, modern and uncommon form, it is one of the biggest hotel resorts in Singapore and offers all facilities to ensure a memorable stay.
While staying at the Marina Bay Sands, you will have the opportunity to discover the Skypark and its three outdoor swimming pools, 650 feet above the ground, with a panoramic view of Singapore.
The Marina Bay Sands offers 2561 rooms, four standard categories and ten different types of suites.
As regards entertainment, shows are performed everyday, there are several restaurants and bars with spectacular views, an ArtScience museum, and even a golf course open day and night!
You will also have the opportunity to discover a gigantic shopping centre, close to the towers, comprised of many luxury boutiques, night clubs and a casino.
The casino is open 24/7 and covers 15 000 m² with four game floors in a modern and friendly design.
Stud and Three card Poker are also available, as well as Roulette, Blackjack, Punto Banco, Pontoon and Craps. Smokers will be pleased since smoking is allowed in the venue. Sadly enough for Texas Hold’em fans, there is no Poker Room.
There is a bar in the game room, as well as a Chinese restaurant, the Fatt Choi express, and two noodles bars.
RESORT WORLD SENTOSA AND ITS ATTRACTIONS
Resort World Sentosa stands out from other hotel resorts in Singapore for two reasons: it is located at the southern end of continental Asia and it stands alongside typical Sentosa vegetation while being close to the very urban Singapore.
The gigantic resort covers more than 49 acres and employs about 10 000 people. There are 1500 rooms in 8 hotels, all different in style: each one has a unique decoration and design.
Resort World Sentosa also offers thrilling attractions.
Plunge into life beneath the ocean at the S.E.A. Aquarium, one of the world’s largest aquarium, in the Marine Life Park. You will see thousands of fish in a larger-than-life setting. Don’t miss the Adventure Cove Waterpark and the Dolphin Island where you can swim with dolphins!
At the Universal Studio Singapore, you will discover the amazing world of American cinema, where you can find any of the greatest American movies and cartoons.
Finally, the Maritime Experential Musuem invites you to learn about Asia’s rich maritime history.
The Resort World Sentosa will fascinate you with the diversity and originality of its attractions.
It is the ideal place for anyone who wants some leisure time at the outdoor swimming pools, relaxation at the spa and water park and entertainment with the shows: Lake of Dream, Crane Dance, etc... The casino is just like the establishment: entertaining and easy to reach.
The Resort World Sentosa casino is right under the Crockfords Tower and covers 15000 m². The game room is open 24/7 and comprises smoking areas.
Over 500 tables to play Baccarat, Blackjack, Roulette, and over 2400 slot machines and electronic games are at your disposal. You can also play variants of poker: Stud Poker, Three card Poker, Hold’em progressive and Texas Hold’em!
You will find there the only Poker Room in Singapore. Tables are in Singapore dollars (SGD) and start with SGD 5 / SGD 10 blinds (€ 3 / € 6 ). Sometimes, tables with higher blinds are open, depending on demand.