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A casino hotel is an establishment consisting of a casino with temporary lodging provided in an on-premises hotel. Customers receive the benefits of both gambling facilities and lodging. Since the casino and hotel are located on the same premises, a gambler's necessities can be provided for in one location.

The casino may offer common forms of gambling including slot machines, table games, and sports betting. The hotel, nearby or directly connected to the casino, provides lodging and may include other popular services such as food and beverages, valet parking, a swimming pool, health club, and on-site entertainment. [1] Many casino hotels in popular destinations, operate as resort hotels with additional services such as upscale lodgings, ballrooms, and large conference facilities, in which case they may be called integrated resort.

Integrated resort

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

An integrated resort (IR) is a major resort property that includes a hotel with a casino, together with convention facilities, entertainment shows, theme parks, luxury retail and fine dining. The term is largely Singaporean.

Earlier IR licenses were awarded to Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa, which both began operations in early 2010, [2] [3] and were by 2013 the most profitable casinos in the world. [4] Since then, the term has been adopted by the hospitality industry for global use.


In August 2018, the Queensland government was set to invite investors to register their interest in developing an Integrated Resort Development in the Gold Coast. [5] This comes after a proposed development on the Gold Coast Spit ended on 1 August 2017. [6] In June 2021, the Integrated Resort Development Act 1987 was updated. [7]


The City of Dreams Mediterranean, developed by the Integrated Casino Resorts Cyprus Consortium, is the first integrated resort in Cyprus, and all of Europe. It was expected to launch in 2021, [8] and is currently open. [9]


On 20 July 2018, the Japanese Diet passed a bill allowing the establishment of casinos in three Japanese cities. Under the Integrated Resort Implementation Law, "the casinos will be embedded in family-friendly resorts, partly in a bid to counter their seedy image"; customers are limited to three visits a week; and locals will have to pay an entrance charge of ¥6000, while foreigners can enter for free. [10] The bill "clearly takes a leaf from Singapore's book". [11]



In 2007, the Philippine Amusement & Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) opened Entertainment City by the Manila Bay to four integrated resorts.


Sri Lanka

Cinnamon Life Colombo is Sri Lanka's first integrated resort. [12] The resort is consists of an 800 room hotel, 47-storeyed resident tower and convention center with 5,000 seating capacity. [13]

United States

Integrated resorts are common on the Las Vegas Strip and in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Casino hotels can be significant employers in an area; in 2009 in Atlantic City, Local 54 of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union represented 22,000 casino hotel workers. [14]

See also


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  2. ^ "Marina Bay Sands Opens its doors". Press Release. Marina Bay Sands. 27 April 2010. Archived from the original on 1 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-06.
  3. ^ Sentosa, Resorts World. "Integrated Resort - About Us - Resorts World Sentosa". Archived from the original on 22 July 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2010.
  4. ^ Danubrata, Eveline; Daga, Anshuman (9 April 2013). "High-Rollers From China Make Singapore Casinos See Red". Reuters. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  5. ^ Miller, George (10 July 2018). "Queensland on the lookout for IR investors". European Gaming. Archived from the original on 2 August 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  6. ^ Queensland Government. "Current status". Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 2 August 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  7. ^ "View - Queensland Legislation - Queensland Government". Retrieved 4 January 2024.
  8. ^ Globe Newswire (9 January 2018). "City of Dreams arrives in Europe; The Integrated Resorts Cyprus Consortium unveils plans for the largest Integrated Resort in Europe". Archived from the original on 2 August 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Overview | City of Dreams Mediterranean". Retrieved 4 January 2024.
  10. ^ "Japan finally gets casinos". The Economist. 26 July 2018. Archived from the original on 2 August 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  11. ^ Sim, Walter (19 June 2018). "Casinos clear major hurdle in Japan as Diet's Lower House passes integrated resorts law". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 2 August 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Invest in Sri Lanka". Retrieved 26 April 2021.
  13. ^ "Mega mixed development Cinnamon Life tops off all buildings". John Keells Properties. 29 May 2019. Retrieved 26 April 2021.
  14. ^ Abadinsky, Howard (2009). Organized Crime. Cengage Learning. p. 281. ISBN  0495599662

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