No increase in total gaming area: Genting Highlands

Genting Malaysia’s RM10 billion ($2.4 billion) expansion of its highlands resort will not include any increase of its net casino area, said chairman and chief executive Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay.

“We would start to ‘soft open’ part of it at the end of this year, and progressively roll everything out next year. There will be a new gaming venue but no expansion,” said the chairman, quoted by local media.

While total area for gaming will not increase, this doesn’t mean there will be no additional facilities, said Lim.

“We will see. If you can fit more tables into the same space, why not?”

The company is forecast to open its Sky Avenue & Sky Plaza shopping malls, and a new cable car station progressively by end 2016. However, its much touted Twentieth Century Fox World theme park has been delayed to late 2017.

Phase 2 will see the construction of more luxury hotels as well as a show arena seating up to 10,000.