According to the release, Quantum of the Seas will be based in Singapore until April next year, and is “expected to add some 150,000 overseas and local guests to the local cruising scene”. The ship will sail to destinations such as Penang, in Malaysia; Phuket in Thailand; and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, according to media reports.
Playing with unauthorized sites was outlawed in 2015 following the passage of the Remote Gaming Act (RGA). The following year, the state-run Singapore Pools and the Singapore Turf Club were officially granted exemptions from the RGA and the two sites launched in October and November 2016, respectively. (Pools has since taken over running the Turf Club site.)
The assessment was the result of a report published by Genting Singapore that displayed some pretty “weak sets of numbers” for the period of January-September of 2019. According to the latest filing, Genting Singapore had a big decrease in net profit for the third quarter of 2019.
India based organization Global Esports has announced a partnership with gaming hardware manufacturer Razer. Through this partnership, Razer has been appointed as the official gaming equipment sponsor for Team Singapore and Team India at the upcoming Overwatch World Cup (OWWC).
The Star accused Wong of offering them a blank check to cover his gambling losses but Wong’s check bounced when the company tried to cash it at Wong’s Singapore bank. Wong told the bank not to honor the check based on his claim that that The Star’s casino dealers had made multiple mistakes during his baccarat sessions.
It’s unclear what repercussions might befall Sands if it’s shown to have exercised insufficient oversight of its customers’ cash. Marina Bay Sands came off pretty good in Singapore’s last annual tally of regulatory fines, at least, in comparison to its crosstown rival Resorts World Sentosa, which was found lacking in terms of its system of internal controls and failing to comply with directions regarding its casino operations.
Resorts World Sentosa was fined three times for a total of SG$730k, including a SG$400k penalty for failing to implement a CRA-approved system of internal controls and a SG$250k fine for failing to comply with a direction that relates to the conduct, supervision or control of casino operations. Genting was also dinged SG$80k for allowing five persons under 21 years of age to access its casino floor.
Genting Singapore, the casino operator behind the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) integrated resort in that country, should be happy with its second-quarter performance. Its revenue climbed 13.6% compared to the same period last year, reaching $460.63 million. It should be happy, but it would have liked to have seen something better.
This year, the famously pro-esports CEO has decided to make another incredibly generous contribution to the development of esports in the region by pledging S$10 Million to esports and gaming in Singapore.
But no one can argue that the blueprint for this Grand Prix was audacious, and it was given life by gifted planners and technicians. And that Singapore pulled off a stunning feat of engineering and organisation that is exciting enough to repeat itself every year.