Harrah's Adds Organizer to Singapore Bid Team - Wednesday 14th of December 2005

SINGAPORE – As reported by Reuters: "Harrah's Entertainment Inc., the world's biggest gaming company, and developer Keppel Land Ltd. have added a conventions organiser to their team that is seeking to operate Singapore's first casino resort.

"Las Vegas-based Harrah's and Singapore's KepLand which together make up one of five consortia that are vying for the casino project said on Tuesday that conventions group Suntec would help promote the city-state as a conference venue.

"Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, which counts Hong Kong tycoons Li Ka-shing, Run Run Shaw and Frank Tsao among its 11 shareholders, operates an integrated shopping, office and convention complex the country's largest at 7 million square feet.

"…Suntec Chief Executive Officer Warren Buckley said his firm would be involved in designing and developing meeting venues in the casino complex but would not take an equity stake in the venture…"

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