Singapore’s Resort World Casino successfully opened on Chinese New Year (14 February 2009) and made 3.6 Millions Dollars on its first day of operations. The new casino draws large crowds of gamblers and casual visitors to its compound. In the first week of operations, the casino received more than 149,000 visitors. Many were Singaporeans or citizens of neighbouring Malaysia. Locals have to pay the S$ 100 (US$ 70) per day Singapore Government Levy to gamble in any Singapore Casino.