23 Feb '11, 3pm

S'pore gaming sector set to grow

S'pore gaming sector set to grow

SINGAPORE: The potential licensing of junket operators this year could give a big boost to Singapore's gaming sector. This is according to analysts who forecast Singapore's casino market will rival Las Vegas by the end of this year, and overtake it by 2012. They said growth will also be driven by new tourist attractions coming up this year at the two integrated resorts. The Battlestar Galatica ride reopened to much fanfare earlier this week at the Universal Studios Singapore theme park. Along with other attractions that are set to open this year, the rollercoaster is expected to help Resorts World Sentosa pull in the crowds. DBS Vickers pointed out that RWS will add two more new rides and a museum. The other integrated resort Marina Bay Sands recently opened its ArtsScience Museum. Some experts said more visitors to the resorts could act as a positive spillover for Singapo...

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