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Weaker ringgit, rupiah dampen S'pore casinos' takings

FEWER VISITORS: Genting is trying to improve its appeal to mass-market players as it battles a slowdown in its high-roller business amid weakness in the Chinese economy.


THE Malaysian ringgit's fall to 17-year lows against the Singapore dollar will limit the Republic's mass-market gaming revenues even after the opening of Genting Singapore's new hotel in Jurong, close to Malaysia's border, analysts said.

Singapore casinos derive roughly