14 Nov '12, 7am
Singapores Casinos Lose Luster as Gaming Revenue Decline: Genting Singapore Plc (GENS) and Las Vegas Sands Corp...
Genting Singapore Plc (GENS) and Las Vegas Sands Corp. reported the lowest gaming revenue in at least 18 months at their Singapore casinos, signaling slower economic growth and tighter rules are restricting spending by gamblers. We have been waiting for the novelty factor of Singapores casinos to finally wear off, and that time may have finally come, said Jonathan Galaviz, managing director of Galaviz & Co., a Las Vegas-based tourism industry analyst. Gaming revenues are sometimes a leading indicator of overall macroeconomic activity in a region. This may be a sign of things to come