TEETHING problems at Singapore's first casino led to long waits for gamblers to get in, overwhelmed amenities, and frustration over the dress code.
With the majority of punters hailing from elsewhere, the overseas visitors' queue stretched for at least 100m for most of Sunday, the day the casino opened. Staff rushed to dispense free water and snacks to appease the crowds.
By the late afternoon the crowds had diminished, only to surge again at night, prompting a halt to admissions in the wee hours of yesterday morning. Yesterday's situation was similar, with hundreds still waiting to get in at 5.30pm.
FOR many, the excitement of entering the long-awaited casino at Resorts World
Sentosa was dampened slightly by the long queues they encountered.
The doors had to be shut down for 2 1/2 hours at 12.30am on Monday, due to the
massive turnout in the first hours of the opening at the Resorts World Sentosa
(RWS) casino, The Straits Times reported.
The casino had to be closed for some 2 1/2 hours at 12.30am on Monday due to
the overwhelming turnout.
Many visitors also had gripes about the lack of clear instructions on the
casino's dress code. Mr Dominic Poole (standing, in picture) was turned away
from the casino for wearing bermudas and slippers.
Tourist Dominic Poole was denied entry into the casino for wearing sandals.
People wearing shorts were also stopped from going in.