Marina Bay Sands Casino set its focus is on high-end business travellers as well as the meetings and convention sectors. Unlike Resorts World Sentosa which targets leisure travellers mainily from Malaysia and Mainland China. Sands will opened the S$7.7 billion Marina Bay project in phases. In this phase one opening, only the hotel rooms, part of the shopping mall, 3 restaurants and most importantly the casino was opened. Marina Bay Sands has received its casino licence from the Singapore Government just in time for this opening.
Marina Bay Sands had slightly over 36,000 visitors in 24 hours after its auspicious opening at 3.18pm by Sands’ boss Sheldon Adelson. The Casino saw 4,000 Gamblers passed through its door in the first hour alone.