THE Resorts World Sentosa casino opened it doors on Sunday, the first day of
the Lunar New Year and the most auspicious day of the Chinese calendar. Genting
Group Chairman Lim Kok Thay was the first person to gamble there, with a game
The soft opening saw the casino welcoming its first public guest at 12.18pm,
followed by an initial crowd of about 200.
A lion dance (in picture) and firecrackers preceded the opening of the casino.
When pronounced in the Cantonese dialect, 12.18 - the time at which the casino
opened - sounds like 'prosperity'.
Genting group chairman Lim Kok Thay (seated) plays bacarat to begin the soft
opening of the Singapore's first casino.
A performer holds over-sized deck cards in front of the Resorts World Sentosa
Genting group chairman (2nd from left) Lim Kok Thay and Resorts World Sentosa
CEO Tan Hee Teck (far right) officiate the soft opening of the casino.
These are the first few to enter the newly opened Casino.
Genting Group Chairman Lim Kok Thay plays baccarat at a table.
Eager visitors queue to enter the casino.
A man dressed as a Chinese God of Fortune walks inside the casino.