Philippines: Solaire casino opens in Manila


The Philippine Islands have become one of the biggest gambling centers in the world, vying with Macao, Singapore and Las Vegas, with last weekend’s opening of Solaire, a $1 billion casino resort in Manila. Solaire has 500 hotel rooms, 1,200 slot machines and 295 gaming tables. It’s the first of four such developments in the $4 billion Entertainment City being built on a 247-acre property reclaimed from Manila Bay.


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