• Casino de GENTING
  • A history of success

    The region's premier casino, Casino de GENTING, offers the latest electronic table games and slots machines as well as some of the best stakes gaming tables around with classic games such as Roulette, Pai Gow, Baccarat, Blackjack and many more.

    Malaysia's only gaming venue, Casino de GENTING is open every day of the year. Divided into a variety of themed sections, Casino de GENTING offers something for everyone, be it the lights and glitter of Hollywood or the excitement and luxury of elite gaming at Monte Carlo.

    Opening alongside Resorts World Genting in 1971, Casino de GENTING offered thirty tables with games like Blackjack, Tai Sai, Roulette and French Boule, as well as a selection of “one-armed-bandits” – the characteristic lever-powered slot machines that we all know and love.

    Casino de GENTING's history is intertwined with that of the famous resort. Resort World Genting's founder, Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, dreamt of building a world-class hill resort, and part of that dream was the establishment of a casino that would rival any in Asia. On 28.04.1969, he submitted an application for a casino licence to the then-Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman. By sheer providence, a Cabinet meeting was being held that very afternoon, and Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong's application was approved. To this day, Casino de GENTING remains the first and only casino in Malaysia.


    Growing phase

    Over the next few years, Casino de GENTING grew by leaps and bounds. By the 1980s, the casino had more than doubled in size in terms of staff, tables and number of slots machines. To cater to the increasing demand of players, Casino de GENTING moved to the Highlands Hotel in the late 1980s.

    From then onwards, the casino expanded further to cover three hotels throughout the resort and diversified its types of games and décor to cater to the players. It was at this time that specially-themed areas such as Monte Carlo and Hollywood were opened, sporting unique backdrops and colourful premises.

    As the casino grew, so did its clientele.

    Soon, players began to visit from all over the world including The United States, Macau, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Europe. As a challenge to these players, the casino organised its first major baccarat and blackjack tournaments in 1995 with over RM500,000 in prize money.

    Since then, the casino has grown from strength to strength, keeping pace with the times. To that end, on 26.11.2004, Casino de GENTING marked the opening of a contemporary gaming venue located at First World Hotel which boasts the latest gaming technology such as electronic table games, cashless gaming systems for its slots machines and a café that serves delicious snacks and coffee.

    Today, Casino de GENTING is one of the finest casinos in Asia with over 200,000 square feet dedicated to the most exciting casino games in the world, combined with cutting-edge gaming technology. As Casino de GENTING moves into the 21st century, it will continue to offer the latest and finest gaming facilities in Asia.
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