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Singapore regulator renews RWS license for three years


The Casino Regulatory Authority of Singapore on Thursday announced it has renewed the casino license of Resorts World Sentosa for a period of three years.

The regulator in its announcement said the renewal was given the go-ahead after assessing that Resorts World Sentosa had fulfilled the requirements set out in the law covering casinos. It is set to take place on Wednesday, 6th February 2019.

Last month, Malaysian brokerage RHB Research announced it is maintaining its “buy” call on Genting Singapore, due to its potential Japan expansion and its upcoming reinvestment into RWS.

In 18Q3, Genting Singapore saw net income come in at $210.4 million from $168.6 million a year earlier. Revenue gained 1 percent to $639 million, though gaming revenue was down 1 percent to $445 million. Non-gaming revenue rose 9 percent to $192.8 million.

Looking into projects in the pipeline, RHB said it was optimistic about Genting’s reinvestment proposal for RWS, even though it is in the discussion stage only.

Genting’s moves in the Japan IR market is also a plus.

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