Singapore ’s casinos at the integrated resorts are set to grow in floor space as part of a US$9 billion (US$6.6 billion) investment plan that will also see the construction of a fourth tower at the Marina Bay Sands hotel and the expansion of resorts owned by Genting on Sentosa island. A joint statement from multiple authorities, including the Ministry of Trade and Industry, said the planned enhancements include a Minion Park and Super Nintendo World added to the Universal Studios Singapore attraction at Resorts World Sentosa, owned by Genting Singapore. Resorts World at Sentosa will also enlarge its S.E.A Aquarium, which houses 100,000 marine animals of more than 1,000 species. Key additions to Las Vegas Sands’ Marina Bay Sands resort will include a state-of-the-art 15,000-seat entertainment arena, a luxury hotel tower and additional convention space. The integrated resorts will also be granted additional gaming provisions aimed at higher spending visitors. The US$6.6 billion expansion plan was a result of a deal with the government to extend the exclusivity period of casino operations, said trade and industry minister Chan Chun Sing on Wednesday. How Singapore’s Sentosa Cove went from Crazy Rich Asians to a poor man’s Bali Integrated resorts typically include a casino, theme parks alongside luxury retail and fine dining restaurants. Genting and Las Vegas Sands in separate statements confirmed they would invest S$4.5 billion each towards the expansion, which authorities said will create about 5,000 jobs. The ministries of trade and industry, finance, home affairs and social and family development on Wednesday also announced 50 per cent hikes to casino entry fees – which will see Singaporeans and permanent residents paying a daily levy of $150, or annual levy of $3,000, effective Thursday.