Three lessons Japan and Macau can learn from Singapore’s casino oversight By Muhammad Cohen, Forbes June 1, 2019 at 11:36 am Singapore remains Asia’s gold standard for integrated resort development. As Japan fine tunes its approach to IR regulation and Macau contemplates re-tendering casino concessions, Singapore illustrates what to do – and what to do differently. Lesson 1: Know what you want–and be right. Singapore had clear objectives for its initial IR experiment. It wanted and got a world class theme park, Universal Studios at Genting’s Resorts World Sentosa, and a global scale convention center at Las Vegas Sands’ Marina Bay Sands. Now, as the price of increased hotel and casino capacity, Marina Bay Sands will construct a 15,000 seat arena, an alternative to aging Singapore Indoor Stadium, and RW Sentosa will expand Universal Studios and make its aquarium the world’s largest.