Cirque de Soleil’s first resident show in Asia will be in Singapore if MGM and CapitaLand are successful in their bid to run the proposed $3 billion Caesars casino and resort in Marina Bay.
Four of Cirque’s five permanent shows are in MGM-run casinos in Las Vegas; Florida’s Walt Disney World houses the other.
Bidding for Singapore’s first casino closes Wednesday. Four major gaming companies are in the running — Harrah’s, MGM Mirage, Las Vegas Sands and Malaysia’s Genting Group. Winner should be announced in June.
Meanwhile, the Singapore Tourism Board revealed that bidding for a second casino, on the resort island of Sentosa, will open April 28 and close Oct. 10. Winning bid for the $2 billion project is expected to be announced before the end of the year.