Asia’s Gambling Industry Hopeful for Business Growth after Eased Travel Bans
As travel bans are gradually easing within many Asian countries, tourists are keen to explore Asia’s casino industry. Due to this, the forerunner of the gaming industry in Asia — Macao is also hoping for better revenue returns in the coming months. With some of the best casinos in the world, many casino-runners in the Asian casino industry give great competition to world famous Vegas casinos.
Here’s a short list of some big names in Asia’s gambling industry for those planning a trip to Southeast Asia post pandemic –
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
One of the world’s most photographed buildings, the horizontal boat shaped Marina Bay Sands in Singapore has an amazing gaming complex for all casino lovers. With gaming space of 160,000 square feet, 700 table games and nearly 2,500 gaming machines, this place is a must visit!
The hotel has over 50 restaurants where you can tease your taste buds with different cuisines. Make sure you explore the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool on the 57th floor of the hotel.
Resorts World Genting, Malaysia
Situated at the Genting Highlands in Malaysia, the Resorts World Genting is a luxury casino resort with a gaming space of 200,000 square feet. This casino has 400 gaming tables and some electronic tables too. You can stay at the largest hotel in the world — First World Hotel, which has 7,351 rooms. What better than enjoying gambling in the middle of a mountain paradise. As per casino operators, visitor arrivals have already reached 50 percent of pre-Covid-19 levels. This is mainly due to the rising demand for domestic tourism. As travel bans are further eased, situation is likely to improve.
Resorts World Manila, Philippines
Philippines has many casinos, which are famous among the rich tourists from all over the world. Due to the ongoing travel bans, many Chinese visitors are opting to visit Philippines. The Resorts World Manila has an 323,000 square feet casino space. Visitors can choose to stay at any of the four amazing hotels and enjoy eating at signature restaurants too! With the help of such casinos, the country will soon have a good name in Asia’s gambling industry.
Kangwon Land Casino, South Korea
South Korea is also aiming to fetch revenues from tourists who visit the Incheon and Jeju Island’s. For achieving this, many small casinos are now being set up in the country.
One place which is famous for nearly 50 percent of the country’s gaming revenues is the Kangwon Land Casino. This casino is spread across 293,757 square feet of space, making it a great place for having a gala time with your friends or family.
While Asia’s gambling industry is still trying to cope up with the losses incurred amid the pandemic, Vietnamese casinos have reported an income hike of nearly 60 percent from 2018 to 2019. Since, Japan has got the authority to start casino trade in 2018 itself, the Asian casino industry might take a little longer to revive.