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Singapore casinos to reopen from July 1

After three months of closure, the casinos at Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa will be allowed to reopen from the first of July, according to an announcement from the Singapore Tourism Board. 

However, as a precautionary measure, access to the casinos will be limited to existing casino members and annual levy holders only, said the board. 

For Marina Bay Sands, this would be for Sands Rewards Club (SRC) members holding Gold status or higher, and existing Annual Levy Holders. 

For Resorts World Sentosa, this will be existing Genting Reward members and Annual Levy Holders. 

Marina Bay Sands’ Senior Vice President of Resort Operations, Paul Town, said: “Even though we have earlier restarted some of our operations, we continue to adopt a cautious and measured approach as we re-open more of our facilities and limit access at this initial stage.

Restrictions may be progressively eased as the overall COVID-19 situation improves. Our aim is to re-open with a fresh suite of experiences and safeguards in place to instill a greater sense of comfort and reassurance as we begin to welcome back our guests.”

Along with the casinos, other tourism businesses will be permitted to resume operations from July 1 but will require to submit an application.

As of June 28, the following tourist attractions will be allowed to reopen on July 1: Bounce, Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay, Jurong Bird Park, Madame Tussauds, River Safari, Singapore Zoo, Zero Latency, ArtScience Museum, Sands SkyPark, and Observation Deck, Universal Studios Singapore and S.E.A. Aquarium.

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