Marina Bay Sands gets casino licence

The Casino Regulatory Authority of Singapore has issued a casino licence to Marina Bay Sands.

In a brief statement on its website, the authority said the casino operator must ensure that it remains suitable to manage and operate a casino in accordance with Section 45 of the Casino Control Act.

Marina Bay Sands is due to open its doors on Tuesday.

Staff at the integrated resort are working round the clock, gearing up for the preview opening.

It ran simulation exercises involving 2,000 guests last week to test out its system.

The integrated resort said its hotel rooms, dozens of stores, part of the exhibition and convention centre as well as some restaurants and bars will be open.

The rest of Marina Bay Sands will open in phases.

The Grand Opening will be held in June at the Sands SkyPark above the hotel towers.

The theatres, museum and Crystal Pavilions on Marina Bay will open later in the year.

Meanwhile, the Sands Expo and Convention Center will be hosting its first event from May 2.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 26 Apr 2010

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