The belief that bigger is better is probably one that will never leave mankind.
Taking this onboard, gaming behemoth Las Vegas Sands of the US has just opened the world’s second biggest casino in Singapore.
At a cost of $5.5 billion USD, the “Marina Bay Sands” is expected to generate annual profit close to $1 billion USD.
So far 963 hotel rooms of the 2560 total at the casino-resort are open, as are parts of the shopping malls, some of the restaurants, exhibition centre and events plaza.
Delays were caused by the global financial crisis which in turn affected material and labour shortages.
Nevertheless, things are quickly moving forwards, and in June the rest of the hotel rooms will open, as well as the skypark and additional shops. Later this year a museum, theatre and more stores will be launched. The resort will also include Southeast Asia’s only Universal Studios movie theme park, hotels, restaurants and convention facilities.