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Post by ScoobyDoes » Fri, 12 Feb 2010 5:01 pm

aster wrote: And if you're on an EP and don't have your little green card (or the new one that I have yet to see), you also have a stamp in your passport courteously provided by the MoM. :)

EP is not an issue anyway since we are allowed in....... but confirmed, with the new EP there is no stamp in your passport like under the Green Card days.

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Post by jpatokal » Thu, 18 Feb 2010 9:41 pm

RWS is not just fining but getting police to arrest any naughty Singaporeans and PRs. From Today: (NB: not a part of Lord Voldemort Press Holdings)
The casino has been open for less than 72 hours and already several Singaporeans and permanent residents have tried to get in without paying the $100 levy, others who have overstayed their 24-hour entitlement and a pair of foreigners even tried to use their friends passports to get in.

These are just some of the bad apples in the barrel and Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) is taking a zero-tolerance approach to all of them. ...

Five locals were also caught trying to enter the casino without paying the levy - they were fined $1,000 each.

And on Monday, two foreigners were arrested for allegedly using their friends' passports to enter the casino, police told MediaCorp. The duo, believed to be Mongolians, were arrested on Monday evening by security officers.

The pair's friends, who were already inside the gaming hall, had allegedly managed to slip them their passports after clearing the security checks.
Anybody been to the casino yet? What exactly do they check? For academic purposes, you understand :cool:
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Post by guruvishwanath » Fri, 19 Feb 2010 8:59 am

Well, before you enter they will make you queue up! Have your IC or passport ready. You actually do queue up in separate sections. Then there is this machine which will inspect your brains to see if you are a doozy woozy looser so that they scam all your money and make you walk back home. :-) And that's for 100$ for PR and citizens. The bottom line if you are a tourist or a foreigner, you are more than welcome to blow all your money and your underwear (make sure its calvin klien) and they might even throw a free ride to the airport covered in a recycled paper toga. :-D

I had a preview of the casino before it opened. It is a large enough but subsequently after reading the reports of crowds, I am not so sure. But its a case of new blues. Once the initial curiosity settles down, the visitors will be those hard core gamblers. Since you are paying 100$, you might as well remain there for 24 hours and then go home looking like a victim of a zombie from outer space attack. :-D

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Fri, 19 Feb 2010 10:24 am

guruvishwanath wrote:The bottom line if you are a tourist or a foreigner, you are more than welcome to blow all your money and your underwear (make sure its calvin klien) and they might even throw a free ride to the airport covered in a recycled paper toga. :-D

Aptly proved by the Indonesian that lost ALL his money, went to the airport and stole a $500 mobile phone from a bag so he could afford to get home.

Now doing 4-weeks in jail.

With only three days gone the crime rates have been proven to escalate already so let's have a look at what official figures for crime will be presented at the end of the year.

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Post by aster » Sat, 20 Feb 2010 10:08 pm

I fail to see what the big deal about a casino is, unless free drinks are in order. :)

And to see people lining up and waiting for like 2 hrs to get in is just plain silly.

The best thing about Vegas is everything BUT the tables/slots. I hope the same will be true of the IRs.

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Post by nakatago » Sat, 20 Feb 2010 11:09 pm

I hear all you need to do is pay a certain someone just a single gold coin. Ask for Charon.
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Post by louy » Tue, 23 Feb 2010 12:07 pm

I am currently considering applying for PR here in Singapore. But this $100 casino tax is slightly off putting.

Just have to make sure I go to the casino as many times as possible whilst I still can.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Tue, 23 Feb 2010 1:30 pm

louy wrote:I am currently considering applying for PR here in Singapore. But this $100 casino tax is slightly off putting.

Just have to make sure I go to the casino as many times as possible whilst I still can.
Consider: One does not create an expensive casino, full of bright lights, beautiful people, and casino equipment for free. Someone pays... and that someone is a gambler.

Analyze any casino game... the odds are stacked in favor of the house... by about six percent on average.

So... you might get lucky and win... but the reality is that in the long term you must lose... it's the odds.

Thus, the $100 only adds a slight kick to the pain you will feel... or to look at it as an optimist... the money I lose is for entertainment value... just like I spend money for all other sorts of entertainment.

Anyone approaching a casino with the idea of coming out with more money is a fool.

Luck may allow you to prevail but odds are against it.

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Tue, 23 Feb 2010 4:17 pm

louy wrote:I am currently considering applying for PR here in Singapore. But this $100 casino tax is slightly off putting.

It's a pretty lousy excuse for not applying PR to be honest.

IF it is that much of an inconveniece for you, get a second passport.

SE is correct though as well....... you WILL lose anyway so a few hundred dollars on top is probably nothing.

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Post by aster » Tue, 23 Feb 2010 9:53 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:Anyone approaching a casino with the idea of coming out with more money is a fool.
Exactly.

Just look at Vegas and Macau, who do you think is ultimately footing the bill for all those fancy hotels? Those who gamble. :)

I still recommend going to Singapore Pools and signing up for a betting account instead of going to a casino and playing silly games. At least you stand a chance on sports and can have fun watching the games as well.

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