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Post by louy » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 9:36 am

I understand that the new Casino in Singapore is opening this weekend (sorry if this is incorrect, but since they turned off the TV on the buses, I am clueless about the latest news. And with most websites blocked at work, its like I am living in the dark ages again)

Anyway, I want to go to the Casino when it opens and double my money. I want to know if this is a good idea - cos some people are saying it is going to be stupidly busy and crowded if it opens this weekend.

Also, I heard on the grapevine the locals have to pay $100 entrance fee. Is this correct and who does it apply to ?? I am on EP but I live in SG, and I have a couple of foreign passports. Do I qualify as a foreigner and get to avoid this $100.

Anyone else planning to head to the Casino this weekend ??

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Post by therat » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 9:43 am

Local and PR need to pay $100 entrance fee.

As long as you does not belong to the above 2 group, You can visit enter FOC.

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Post by SGBoyxxx » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 9:57 am

:lol: Threadstarter so eager want to gamble???

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Post by aster » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 10:13 am

louy wrote:Anyway, I want to go to the Casino when it opens and double my money. I want to know if this is a good idea - cos some people are saying it is going to be stupidly busy and crowded if it opens this weekend.
I'd say it's a bad idea because instead of doubling your money you'll probably end up leaving the full amount there.

If you pay any attention to sports you'd be better off by heading to Singapore Pools to open up a sports betting account with them, where you can place bets on the phone. I'd take this over a roulette wheel any time.

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Post by jpatokal » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 11:28 am

The opening date is not confirmed yet, "opens this weekend" is only a rumor (although apparently a fairly well-founded one, as staff have been told it's going to open!). And yes, I'd expect it to be stupidly crowded if it does open.
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Post by ksl » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 12:44 pm

louy wrote:Anyway, I want to go to the Casino when it opens and double my money. I want to know if this is a good idea - cos some people are saying it is going to be stupidly busy and crowded if it opens this weekend.
I'd say it's a bad idea because instead of doubling your money you'll probably end up leaving the full amount there.

If you pay any attention to sports you'd be better off by heading to Singapore Pools to open up a sports betting account with them, where you can place bets on the phone. I'd take this over a roulette wheel any time.[/quote

Actually if you play the red and green, you have a 50/50 chance, I have come out of the casino after many long and enjoyable evenings playing with a 100£ and placing 5£ bets... Occasionally a lucky number may come to mind, and I'll risk a long shot, but only once in a night.

The idea is not to gamble but to have an entertaining evening out, with minimum risk, if you want to stay the night, however my Chinese friend always lost all his money within the first couple of hrs, he doesn't have control and is behaviour is irrational, so it's always best to know what kind of person you are before visiting a casino.
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Post by AndyD » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 4:30 pm

So, a few things I have heard – it’s the grapevine in full flow, but pretty reliable sources - people that work for security firms arranging this stuff…

* PR’s are fine – they wouldn’t turn away that potential cash by a 100 entry fee.
* Citizen have to pay 100 dollars.
* Citizen can not use credit card – only cash.
* No ATM inside venue for citizen, they must leave the venue to get cash.
* 100 dollar fee is a 1 time entry, after ATM run its another 100 dollars.

Also, apparently they have had anonymous tip lines open for months, so if you rrelative has a problem you can warn them and they are blacklisted – so far 30,000 Singaporeans are blacklisted.

Oh, and also – none of the above applies to tourist, EP, DP, PR etc etc – they want to take as much cash from this list as possible…

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Post by wcs » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 5:36 pm

The jam of people rushing there alone would turn me off. Locals love new things and being able to tell others all about them before the others have gone. So expect it to be a sea of people.

On the upside, some casinos make their slot machines pay out more frequently during the opening week, so you will win and tell all your friends. Nothing quite like marketing by word of mouth to ensure you have lots of new and eager customers! :)

I agree with ksl, gambling should be entertainment. Think of what you spend on a movie ticket, sports game or theatre ticket. If you can play and lose only that amount then you have had a good night's entertainment. If you win all the better!

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Post by ProvenPracticalFlexible » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 5:37 pm

AndyD wrote:So, a few things I have heard – it’s the grapevine in full flow, but pretty reliable sources - people that work for security firms arranging this stuff…

* PR’s are fine – they wouldn’t turn away that potential cash by a 100 entry fee.
* Citizen have to pay 100 dollars.
* Citizen can not use credit card – only cash.
* No ATM inside venue for citizen, they must leave the venue to get cash.
* 100 dollar fee is a 1 time entry, after ATM run its another 100 dollars.
Recommend to check your facts from really reliable sources such as the casino itself: http://www.rwsentosa.com/language/en-US ... CasinoLevy.

PRs pay exactly the same casino levy of 100$ per 24h (note it doesn't say per entry) or an annual 2000$ as citizens.

Today RWS published in their press release that the casino will open at 12:18pm on 14th Feb.

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Post by AndyD » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 5:43 pm

ProvenPracticalFlexible wrote:Recommend to check your facts from really reliable sources
What??? It must be true – that conversation was in a pub…

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 6:04 pm

But I don't think it will be open for gambling. I heard it will be only for viewing. Again, hearsay only.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 6:05 pm

But I don't think it will be open for gambling. I heard it will be only for viewing. Again, hearsay only. (But from within my office as we just secured a contract with the casino on Sentosa)
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 6:10 pm

I find the citizen/PR thing strange to say the lease. That means one quarter of the population of the island does not have to pay any entrance fees. EP & WP's apparently aren't subject to the $100 entrance fee. Guess the gahmen figure by doing that, they can keep some of the wages here in Singapore instead them remitting it all, except sustenance, back to their families and not supporting the Singapore Economy as much as they could! Kinda of a double standard though. Good reason NOT to apply for PR if you are here on an EP! Actually it's rather stupid if you ask me.
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Post by ProvenPracticalFlexible » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 6:19 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:But I don't think it will be open for gambling. I heard it will be only for viewing. Again, hearsay only. (But from within my office as we just secured a contract with the casino on Sentosa)
I have no hearsay, just referring to their press release, which states:
"The casino, the Resort’s much-anticipated attraction, will have its first play at an auspicious hour with a private ceremony and welcome its first public guest at 12.18 pm."

"Offering more than 15 varieties of table games, slots and electronic game machines, Resorts World Sentosa casino will welcome its first public guest at 12.18 pm on 14 Feb 2010, the first day of the Chinese New Year."

It leaves it a bit open, but still from that I would assume that the casino will open for gambling. I mean who would go to see a casino just to walk around and pay 100$ for it? Well on the other hand there seem to be people who go to Changi T3 even if they're not flying anywhere.

There is also talk about viewing the universal studios:
"For sneak peek week, Universal Studios Singapore will open from 5pm to 9pm every night from 14 Feb to 21 Feb"

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 9:16 pm

I guess you are right. I was going by the full page article in the local birdcage liner on Wednesday the 10th. I see the press release on the website is dated the 11th is is a release for editors, but so far I haven't seen it in the press although it's possible that I missed it. Was it in today's papers?

Edited to add: Just saw the press release on Channel 5 news tonight. So it looks like it's a go for sure. Can start buying casino levys from 11:18 a.m. on the 12th.
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