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    Quote Originally Posted by swampthing View Post
    Surprised to read in TNP about kids being left outside the casino while parents play inside the casino. Shouldn't there be a movie theater or arcade so that they can spend time safely away?
    That might increase the casino levy to more than S$100...

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    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    1. Stealing after losing all your money

    2. Getting someone into a fight

    3. Killing someone on the pretext of self-defence

    All these can happen at the the height of anger
    after losing all your hard earn or even leisure money.

    The consequence from future casualty is unthinkable
    and there isn't any way to stop such crimes from people
    who feel they want to match their "luck" at the new casino!

    What are your ideas and suggestions?

    I tot the debate was long over in the parliment? anyway:

    1. Police will take care
    2. Police will take care
    3. Police will take care

    Look at it this way, we have race course, we have 4D outlets, we have legalized soccer betting and now casinos.....IMO SG gov acted responsibly so far.....we just have to trust them to be able to strike a balance in providing adequate freedom without loosing control over these activities....for hardcore gambler...there are always Geylang, Batam or Genting....there is nothing really can stop them....

    The potential of these two projects to revive tourism is huge....think about it...what else Sg have that other country can't do better? Zoo? Ferris Wheel? or Orchard road? Any one of this can be replicated easily at Johor....however a clean, safe and high intergrity is something SG triumph over the region....if I am a high roller....I want to be able to walk in walk out of the casino/hotel safely....I have private banking service right across the street....I can talk business at Raffles Place right after a table game last night....I have a safe airport to land my private jet and chio english spoken SPG accompanying me throughout my stay.....SG gov have foresight....these are the total package that we can provide that not easily replicated....At the end of the day, gov laught their way to the bank and so is their citizens I am sure

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    Seems that there is a few places that are opened to the public on special occasions like the Istana on new year's day etc.. How about adding casino to the list and removing the levy on selected PHs? sure good business..

    And, since it is only occasional days, the original intention of the levy is not compromised. Of course those banned will remain to be banned lah..

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    notice how the pawnshops all advertising themselves on tv? before the IR i've nv seen them post an ad anywhere! the sad thing is for the 1st 2 weeks all we see are singaporeans (alot of uncles and aunties) in there, and the risk of them losing their live savings in a moment of temptation is very real

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    I remember Sentosa island in the past was so hyped about bringing in tourists and could have learnt more from Disney's multiple failures in its ventures overseas. I think the integrated resort idea wasn't really a well conceived idea for the long run (above 5 to 10 years) and that its cost may likely outweigh it's benefits as we move forward.
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    There are examples that could be learned from
    regarding profitable operations.

    There is the ever lasting Genting Casino Resort
    and the many fine on going ventures in Las Vegas
    that are still running smoothly including the famous
    Disney's creative way of operation.and service.

    Unless this is adapted and adopted quickly the
    local venture will not be able to pull in the crowd.

    Just look at the Singapore Flyer and you will know
    what could be done.

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    Frankly I doubt if the harm will be as bad. There are measures in place already, such as barring of family members from the casino, plus the $100 fee. Yes there will be some crime increase, but in terms of jobs, govt revenue, money for charities and arts, tourism.. numbers wise it makes sense.

    The guy who swindled APB of more than $100+ million for his gambling debts did it well before there were casinos in Singapore.
    http://infopedia.nl.sg/articles/SIP_422_2005-01-25.html

    And look at the casinos in the region..
    Chia was a frequent patron of casinos in Australia, Britain, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Cambodia and the Philippines.
    We're already surrounded by them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by azul123 View Post
    My Taiwanese friend tells me this... a direct quote from him; "Why should I come to Casino in Singapore? If I want to gamble I will go to Macau, Singapore cannot smoke cannot easily get callgirls etc.. etc.. in Macau if I am in thick of gambling you think I want to stop and go outside to smoke? I smoke right there in Casino."

    I am not sure about any Casino if they allow smoking as I have never stepped into one, do you guys agree what he said is accurate?

    Anyway, my own pov is having a Casino was a bad decision.

    ../azul123
    There are 2 smoking gambling area in the ground floor and 1 large one in the VIP upstairs....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnings View Post
    There are 2 smoking gambling area in the ground floor and 1 large one in the VIP upstairs....
    ic, so at least that's good news for gamblers who smoke, which I think is almost majority?

    Hmm.. so there is flexibility in our Building control code on smoking in an air-con area? I am assuming it is fully air-con.

    ../azul123

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    Cambodia also opens 'luxury' casino...
    http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking...ry_495367.html

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    Just hope we don't end up with 2 very costly white elephants...
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    be open minded......
    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by azul123 View Post
    ic, so at least that's good news for gamblers who smoke, which I think is almost majority?

    Hmm.. so there is flexibility in our Building control code on smoking in an air-con area? I am assuming it is fully air-con.

    ../azul123
    Yes it is fully aircon and I would say it is 50 50 crowd as the smoking area is kinda smoky....

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    ... to govt it is good for economy.. to people it is your own business ! so dun say people force you go in..

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    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    1. Stealing after losing all your money

    2. Getting someone into a fight

    3. Killing someone on the pretext of self-defence

    All these can happen at the the height of anger
    after losing all your hard earn or even leisure money.

    The consequence from future casualty is unthinkable
    and there isn't any way to stop such crimes from people
    who feel they want to match their "luck" at the new casino!

    What are your ideas and suggestions?

    I still dun really get it if there is a need for the $100 levy. For a layman, they may feel that before they even start betting, they lost $100 already and the moment they are in there, the 1st thing in mind will be to cover the 'entrance fee'.

    I will agree that during the opening, they should offer free entry for a short spend of days specially for the locals to visit the place. I believe there will be people wanted to check out the casino be it gamblers or non gamblers. Hey, we are talking about Singapore's first casino isn't it.

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    Man I was at the Sands Resort to view some retail space and pass one of the the soon to be open Casino hall.. has all the wavy lines on the wall in wood wavy lines and it all lead up to the ceiling which was very creative and spetacular as it was light up and the wave form like an onion skill that lead to form an EYE.

    The two impre4ssion I get is the eye seem to represent, I am watching over you and your money as I take them from you.. and the onion skin look is like saying I will take your money from you layer after layer after layer heheheheheh... the irony of the interior design of the casino and looking at the massive number of tables...unbelievable! Wish I could show you the shots I took but nah...don't wanna get into trouble over what can or cant be seen as yet. But when you get to see the photo of it....you'll get the picture.

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    Default Re: To seek their luck at the new Casino

    Many of the Foreign workers, Foreign students, Foreign neighbors would have checked out the place long ago with FREE unlimited admission.. Some maybe see until don't want to see already..

    Only the Singaporeans and PRs didn't get a chance for even a FREE peek at Singapore's First casino..


    Quote Originally Posted by lcifc View Post
    I will agree that during the opening, they should offer free entry for a short spend of days specially for the locals to visit the place. I believe there will be people wanted to check out the casino be it gamblers or non gamblers. Hey, we are talking about Singapore's first casino isn't it.

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