The two casinos in Singapore will resume operations on July 1 with limited capacity, the Singapore Tourism Board and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry confirmed.
Resorts World Sentosa, which is operated by the Malaysian gaming and hospitality giant Genting Group, received the green light for the reopening of its casino floor, its Universal Studios Singapore theme park and S.E.A. Aquarium with more than 800 marine animals.
In Marina Bay Sands, operated by the Las Vegas Casino powerhouse Las Vegas Sands, July 1 The ArtScience Museum, the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck on the 57th floor with a panoramic view of the city and the game days are reopening.
The two integrated resorts in Singapore as well as many other non-essential companies were closed since mid-March to cancel the progress of the corona virus.
While they plan to reopen their casinos, the facilities at the two resorts are limited in capacity to ensure that customers have enough space to practice social distancing.
The capacity at the two venues will be limited to 25% when they resume operations next Wednesday. In addition, access to the casino floors is limited to existing casino members and annual tax holders.
It should be noted that the casinos in Singapore charge an entrance fee that customers have to pay to gain access to the gaming tables and slot machines on the gaming days.
Offer safe and enjoyable experience
Commenting on the upcoming reopening of the two casino resorts in Singapore and other non-essential companies, Keith Tan, CEO of the Singapore Tourism Board, said tourism will reopen “In a safe and gradual way” and when this happens, their main priority will be “To ensure that the tourism business is a safe and pleasant experience” for guests and visitors.
The tourism official continued that there would be some time before the city-state “Can fully welcome international visitors” but they hope Singaporeans and residents of Singapore “Will enjoy what our tourism companies have to offer in a socially responsible manner. ”
The news that Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Bays Sands are finally set to go back into operation after their almost four-month hiatus after it became known that the Singapore Casino regulator, along with the city-state interior ministry, is considering it stricter due diligence processes for casino customers.
The regulator plans to lower the threshold for casino transactions that require due diligence to align them with global standards. The move is designed to prevent the two casinos in Singapore from being used to mask money laundering and finance terrorism.
It also turned out to be Marina Bay Sands examined in the US for loose money laundering controls.
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