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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/28/business/worldbusiness/28macao.html?hp

Make's Singapore's IRs look like a hole in the wall operation...

Las Vegas’s days as the capital of excess may be numbered.

The $2.4 billion Venetian Macao Resort, scheduled to open here Tuesday, will give Sin City more than a run for its money. The Venetian has more floor space than four Empire State Buildings. The hotel’s slot machines, baccarat tables and other games of chance sprawl across a casino more than three times the size of the largest casino in Las Vegas. The 15,000-seat sports arena nearly rivals Madison Square Garden, the convention center has a 6,000-seat banquet hall and the luxury shopping mall has three indoor canals with singing gondoliers; the Venetian in Las Vegas has just one.

But what is most surprising about the 3,000-suite project is that it is merely the first of 14 interconnected hotels being built here by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. When completed, the complex will include a St. Regis, a Shangri-la, a Raffles, a Conrad, an Intercontinental and a Sheraton, with their own casinos, bars and restaurants. And the project, which will cost $10 billion to $12 billion, is just the largest of a series of giant gambling complexes being constructed here in Macao, on the southwestern lip of the mouth of the Pearl River.
 

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the banker always wins. :thumbsup:
 

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Make's Singapore's IRs look like a hole in the wall operation...
I guess it's time the government will debate whether to convert the WHOLE SENTOSA to be a Casino Paradise in 2020 ....:think:
 

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Sentosa as a whole island for Casions and make it tax free like those Bermuda islands? A possibility in the future :)
 

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Will they have poker tables? Last I heard, there were no poker tables at any casinos at Macau.
 

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Will they have poker tables? Last I heard, there were no poker tables at any casinos at Macau.
Casino only put games they can win. Poker is not a game where the house has a definite advantage.
 

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the banker always wins. :thumbsup:
not really,

I have a close relative who I know REGULARLY wins at the casino playing roullete. At least he wins more than he loses, which is like AMAZING.

dun know what his betting stretegy is BUT he has been going to casino like once a month for the like past 8 years or something...

so it is not a one off LUCK thing
 

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Well, there will always be people who win big in the casinos but it doesn't worry the casinos one bit.
How the casinos work is that they don't really care whether you win or lose, really. What's most important to them is that people come to play. The more people come to play, the better for the house. Because they have mathematics formulas on their side (the so-called house advantage), that's why if you keep playing, in the long run, you always lose more than you win.
But of course, if people always lose, nobody will come to play anymore. So the rules are made such that you sometimes lose, sometimes win but you will lose track that you actually lose more than you win in the long run. When you win, the casino is happy too, because you get a high and will come back again. That's how the casinos hook you.
 

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not really,

I have a close relative who I know REGULARLY wins at the casino playing roullete. At least he wins more than he loses, which is like AMAZING.

dun know what his betting stretegy is BUT he has been going to casino like once a month for the like past 8 years or something...

so it is not a one off LUCK thing

Amazing. I have never met any gambler who can hold his/her fortune for years. I have been to Venetian Macau and just gave them my 1 mth salary.:( Gambling is a recreation only unless you are very sure that you are the 0.01% that is different from the rest.
 

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Amazing. I have never met any gambler who can hold his/her fortune for years. I have been to Venetian Macau and just gave them my 1 mth salary.:( Gambling is a recreation only unless you are very sure that you are the 0.01% that is different from the rest.
Hehe...............the last time I went to Wynn Macau (first time) and I change SGD$300 to HKD.

I played Roullete. First time playing the game............I put 3 of my favourite numbers which are 13, 17 and 32 on SGD$100 each number. Open number 17. 1 Pays 35 chip. So at the end of the day I sort of hit jackpot SGD$100 X 35 times = SGD$3,500

After that I stop and when drinking to enjoy my winnings...........!

I guess is all about luck than anything else. Each time if I do play, I only take out $500 and nothing more.
 

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Hehe...............the last time I went to Wynn Macau (first time) and I change SGD$300 to HKD.

I played Roullete. First time playing the game............I put 3 of my favourite numbers which are 13, 17 and 32 on SGD$100 each number. Open number 17. 1 Pays 35 chip. So at the end of the day I sort of hit jackpot SGD$100 X 35 times = SGD$3,500

After that I stop and when drinking to enjoy my winnings...........!

I guess is all about luck than anything else. Each time if I do play, I only take out $500 and nothing more.
Hahaa... that is good. You are not a gambler. I started gambling when I was 19. I was denied entry and sneaked in from another entrace in Genting. I changed RM100 from my friend and he gave me a RM100 chip. I wanted to change to smaller chips. I saw people just put on the table and the croupiers change for them. So i put it at Big-Small table. I waited and waited but they didnt change till they opened the cover of the dice instead and paid me RM15k. Then only I knew i put at triple 6 and opened triple 6. This is luck but if you grow to like it too much, it will be disaster. I continued going a few times a week for years giving back to them a few times of my initial winnings. I realised that only after I was 27 years old . Now I only go to casino for recreation, only finish all the $$ I have with me and not withdrawing using any card and that is only once in 2-3 years.
 

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Casino only put games they can win. Poker is not a game where the house has a definite advantage.
The house takes a cut of all bets made so it's a pure Win-Win situation for the house since they are not at risk of any major losses at all. All the casinos in Australia have areas dedicated to poker now and in the US, it is huge. The reason for not having poker tables in Asia is demand I think. Maybe once the World Poker tour has been to Singapore a few more times we will see poker tables at Marina and Sentosa.
 

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Hahaa... that is good. You are not a gambler. I started gambling when I was 19. I was denied entry and sneaked in from another entrace in Genting. I changed RM100 from my friend and he gave me a RM100 chip. I wanted to change to smaller chips. I saw people just put on the table and the croupiers change for them. So i put it at Big-Small table. I waited and waited but they didnt change till they opened the cover of the dice instead and paid me RM15k. Then only I knew i put at triple 6 and opened triple 6. This is luck but if you grow to like it too much, it will be disaster. I continued going a few times a week for years giving back to them a few times of my initial winnings. I realised that only after I was 27 years old . Now I only go to casino for recreation, only finish all the $$ I have with me and not withdrawing using any card and that is only once in 2-3 years.
Hehe............my first game was also Tai Sai. I had MYR$200 but I played 6 hours non stop. At the end, I end up with MYR$6500.....hehe............but I had to give some back as my dad lost some money. Overall still win lar.............I only go casinos on holidays or during Chinese New Year only. Genting is pretty good as I play in the International Rooms which is quieter and the croupiers are more patience and better attitude.
 

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Hahaa... that is good. You are not a gambler. I started gambling when I was 19. I was denied entry and sneaked in from another entrace in Genting. I changed RM100 from my friend and he gave me a RM100 chip. I wanted to change to smaller chips. I saw people just put on the table and the croupiers change for them. So i put it at Big-Small table. I waited and waited but they didnt change till they opened the cover of the dice instead and paid me RM15k. Then only I knew i put at triple 6 and opened triple 6. .
THis is bloody amazing man!!!!!
 

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THis is bloody amazing man!!!!!
yeah.. more amazing when you lose till ask friend to deposit money into your account the next day.:D:D Now when I think back of what i did more than 10 years ago, I can still feel it.
 

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Hehe............my first game was also Tai Sai. I had MYR$200 but I played 6 hours non stop. At the end, I end up with MYR$6500.....hehe............but I had to give some back as my dad lost some money. Overall still win lar.............I only go casinos on holidays or during Chinese New Year only. Genting is pretty good as I play in the International Rooms which is quieter and the croupiers are more patience and better attitude.
Because that is the easiest game. haha... My trip to Venetian, I won HK$80k+ from roulette but lost all including 90% of the cash I brought in Bacarat in just 1 hr. 'Beo' sides very shiok but also expensive:angry: Lan lan go back hotel to sleep and came back HK the next day. Now dun feel like going back to revenge liao. If last time sure go back to revenge.


Tell you another amazing story when I was a student and lived in KL. When I was 20 years old, I brought RM1k there. My friend brought RM600. We lost all out money in 2 hours except my friend who kept RM10 in his pocket for us to go home. Then we calculated the cost taking bus. RM0.60+RM3= say RM4 each person to go home. RM4x2=RM8. So we still had extra RM2 from the RM10. My friend used it to play blackjack machine. Kept double and within 1 hour, he had RM400+. I borrowed RM200 from him to play roulette. By the time we left, he made ard RM800-900 and I made around RM2.5k+ nett. Means that RM2 became RM5k. After that incident, finishing all my money there was common.
 

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