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While MBS room rates soar, casino takings dive

Other foreign tourists cannot offset slump in Chinese visitors, who make up about half of Singapore's VIP gambling
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 05:50
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Marina Bay Sands is the busiest and most expensive among Las Vegas Sands's hotels, with an occupancy rate of 99.4 per cent and a room rate of US$468 a night.

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TOURISTS wanting to float in an infinity pool 57 stories in the sky are paying the most ever to stay at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands (MBS). The hotel's owner would rather they spend their holiday at a roulette table downstairs.

Even as room rates at Las Vegas Sands Corp's