Malaysia is one of the countries in Southeast Asia where gambling is not allowed for its countryman. However there is one place where foreign tourists are legally allowed to play; at Resorts World Genting.
Located in a mountain Ulu Kali above 1,800 meters, this massive integrated resort opened in 1965, then first casino was established in 1971 with a condition that Muslim Malaysians will be prohibited to enter casino area.
How to Get There
One has to drive or take the resort’s vehicle service for an hour distance away from Kuala Lumpur. Another way is to take cable cars called Genting Skyway while enjoying great view of the below.
There are two outlet casinos within the resort, Genting casino and SkyCasino. SkyCasino is in SkyAvenue, and Genting casino is at Genting Grand hotel.
Tai Sai, Genting Stud Poker, Pontoon, Three Pictures, Baccarat, Mini Dice, Three-card Poker, Progressive Texas Hold’em Poker, Three Pictures, Blackjack, Roulette, French Boule
New safety measures
Resorts World Genting reopened on 19 Jun 2020 after operation suspended for months by pandemic. For casino, entry will be limited to Genting Rewards members only. When public entry will be permitted is to be announced in the future. Another feature is utilizing e-Cash, wherein player should load cash to Genting Rewards card which will be turned into e-Cash. Electronic cash will be used for transactions but gaming chips are still available. RWG states in the homepage that they are sanitizing all the machines, equipments and gaming chips.