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Singapore Open to Casino Proposals

By Chuckmonster on Wednesday, 17th November 2004 12:35pm
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Singapore has invited a dozen gaming operators to submit proposals for a casino resort here, even though the government has yet to decide whether to proceed with the controversial project.

The developers must submit their plans in the coming weeks, The Straits Times said reported.

"We are not interested in a gambling hall, or a little pokey gambling den," the paper quoted Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Vivian Balakrishnan as saying.

"What we would consider would be a large-scale iconic, integrated entertainment resort."

The report didn't suggest a price tag for the casino project, although officials have previously said it could cost more than 700 million Singapore dollars ($A552 million).

Some of Las Vegas' biggest players, such as MGM Mirage Inc and Harrah's Entertainment Inc have expressed interest in the project, which if it goes ahead, is expected to be located on the southern resort island of Sentosa.



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