>Singapore tries luring foreigners as casino opens

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>SINGAPORE — Foreigners and a few Singaporeans streamed to card and dice tables and slot machines Sunday at 12:18 p.m. – the lucky minute when tightly controlled Singapore opened its first casino.

The city-state is counting on the Resorts World Sentosa casino and another opening in May to lure tourists and expatriates without besmirching Singapore’s hard-earned reputation as corruption-free.

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