Feng shui and superstition shape Asia’s casinos

    Published in: Latest IntelligenceWhen it comes to Asia’s gleaming casino resorts, architects and interior designers are continually striving for groundbreaking and grandiose developments. However experts warn that failure to pay attention to Asian superstitions and feng shui may spell disaster for a project.For starters, there is a fundamental difference between gamblers in the West and the Far East, according to Patrick Burke, lead designer and principal-in-charge of Singapore’s Resorts World Sentosa. “A large segment of the gaming audience in the West is there purely for fun – they are there to ‘let loose’ and there is likely to be a lot of alcoholic beverages consumed. In Asia there are more gamers in the casinos there purely for gaming action and see this as serious business. The Asian casino will be busy all day and most of the gamers are drinking caffeinated beverages instead of alcoholic beverages.”From an aesthetic viewpoint,...

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