SINGAPORE PRESS-Fewer Singapore residents visit casinos-CRA

Reuters

SINGAPORE, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Only 7.7 percent of Singaporenationals and permanent residents have made more than one visitto the two casinos here since they opened three years ago, theStraits Times reported on Thursday citing the Casino RegulatoryAuthority's (CRA) latest annual report.

The total number of visits to the casinos by Singaporeansand permanent residents has also dropped, in a sign that thenovelty factor could be wearing off, said CRA Chairman RichardMagnus.

Malaysia's gaming firm Genting and Las Vegas Sands separately own the two casinos. (http://link.reuters.com/gyk43v) (Reporting by Saeed Azhar; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)

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