The $5.9 billion Marina Bay Sands, the world's No.2 most expensive casino after MGM Mirage's
CityCenter in Las Vegas, has opened in Singapore.
Marina Bay Sands is expected to generate as much $US1 billion in annual profit.
The hotel lobby of the Marina Bay Sands on its opening day in Singapore.
The Marina Bay Sands casino gaming hall in Singapore.
Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson (2nd R) cuts the ribbon next to his wife Miriam,
architect Moshe Safdie (L) and Las Vegas Sands President and COO Michael Leven (R)
during the opening ceremony.
The remaining hotel rooms and suites, a skypark and more shops will open on June 23, while
a museum, theatres and other stores will start operations later in the year, the management said.
The $US5.5 billion Marina Bay Sands, the world's No.2 most expensive casino after MGM Mirage's
CityCenter in Las Vegas, opens in Singapore.
People queue up to enter the Marina Bay Sands as it opens.
Marina Bay Sands skypark is on top of the hotel building.
Marina Bay Sands employees pose for photographs in ahead of the casino's opening.
Dealers man tables at the casino of the Marina Bay Sands.
People stand on a platform of the Helix Bridge leading to the Marina Bay Sands casino in Singapore.
A security officer stands at the casino entrance of the Marina Bay Sands.
The opening includes the casino and 963 out of 2560 hotel rooms, a portion of the shopping mall,
some restaurants, an exhibition centre and the events plaza.
A dealer performs last minute checks on slot machines at the casino of the Marina Bay Sands.