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betting in the Genting Highlands

Published on: 08/08/2016

The Genting Highlands, also known as Resorts World Genting is a large elevated resort development in Malaysia. Considering the fact that the Malaysian government prohibited all forms of gambling when the country gained independence in 1957, it is surprising that such a large casino facility even exists. However, it all began with when the late business man Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong had the idea to create a cool haven away from the tropical heat where adults could enjoy gambling.

Prior to the first hotel being constructed, the mountain top area was a relatively unchartered natural haven. Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong’s wealth came from WWII apparatus sales and construction. He obtained the relevant land permissions and set about realising his dream of creating a mountain resort. The prime minister even took an interest in the development plans and approved of the resort as a way to advance the tourism industry in Malaysia - without assistance from the government. This led to the PM granting the Genting Group an exclusive gambling licence.

The previously unexplored mountain region eventually became one of the planet’s largest recreational developments. The hotel accommodation in total provides over 10,000 rooms and the Casino de Genting facilitates some 3,000 slot machines and 500 gaming tables. These statistics are staggering considering that the establishment started off with just a few dozen gambling apparatus. The Casino de Genting property is a desirable place to visit for several reasons. Its location high above sea level provides some relief from the tropical heat. Plus it offers a wide variety of gambling opportunities such as roulette, pontoon, French boule, blackjack, sic bo, mini baccarat, casino war, three card poker, progressive Texas hold’em poker, three pictures, mini dice, money wheel and Genting stud poker. A whole floor is dedicated to electronic gaming tables featuring roulette, baccarat and sic bo. The Genting Rewards Card enables punters to collect points which can then be redeemed at more than 1,000 shops and kiosks. These include the bars and restaurants located at the Resort World Genting establishment. On occasions, complementary hotel rooms are also made available.

The Genting Highlands indoor theme park features a “Snow World” and a “Water Park”. Other popular indoor activities include billiard tables and bowling lanes. Outdoor fun includes a theme park with more than 40 rides, golf at the Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort, jungle treks, archery, orchid farm, bird watching and the Genting Skyway. Night time entertainment is centred on music and clubbing. The Arena of the Stars is a 6,000 seat musical amphitheatre where many world famous artists have preformed.