Singapore Casino Scene – Observation By Our Reader

Posted: April 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

Reader’s Comment on Singapore Casino EnvironmentApril 6, 2012 at 9:18 am | Posted in Uncategorized 


Submitted by:  Josephine Chan

My personal opinion is that the impose of levy S$100 or S$2000 does not really act as a deter for Singaporeans or PR to gamble.  I have been studying very closely the activities that are going on in the Casinos and come to realize that it is whether you are in or out of the clique.  If you are “in” means that you “have” the sources and therefore no matter how much is the levy, these group of “in” or the “have” groups’ levy will be paid by their so call “bosses” and the “have” clique will just enter anytime to “eat” money directly from the casinos so as to buy bigger cars, upgrade houses, patronize restaurants and the list goes on.  However, if you are not the “in” or the “have” clique, no matter how much levy one has to pay, they still cannot win any money.   Some even use tactics like “vice” involvement which scare those “out” or “don’t have”  gamblers out of the casinos.  Meaning to say, the “in” or the “have” will lie that those who win are prostitutes (male/female) and will have to take a client in order to win.  All these (scare) tactics are very silly but both casinos just let it happen. The other thing I found out is that, some “in” or “have” cliques will make use of innocent gamblers and make them look like they come together as a group, even junkets also make use of these individual gamblers to collect commission.  In fact, I am also one of the victims, just today 5 April 2012, when I go to the cashier to convert some US$ to chips, a man suddenly appear beside me and said aloud that “we are together”.  Though I do not know what he can gain and how much, I still think these activities are a nuisance to individual gamblers.  Or it could be that the certain “small bosses” employ their own “shrills” to look after their gaming tables and these so called “shrills” are paid either daily or hourly, so when gamblers like me enter the casinos, they will take me as one of their so call “shrills”.  In this case they can save up to several hours or daily “shrills” pay.  Did I fake it?  I am also a victim.  How did it happen?  I was then playing machine baccarat.  I spoke to an Indian lady player sitting next to me, after some time, a man appeared and ask the Indian lady player to leave, so that means I am actually being used by that “man” to act as their “shrills” so that they can save on paying the employed gamblers.  The problem is that was only the first time but after that it happened several time as long as I play on the machine baccarat. My case is a worse scenario, speaking personally, there are people watching me not only in the casino but they even shift to a flat next to mine and new shops are being opened under my flat.  These people keep watching over every of my activity and like a “hunter” victimizing me.  Each time if I win only “S$100 to S$200″ which is so minimal, these people will just shout and make a lot of noise and wait like a “tiger” hunting for its prey, so that when the next time I go back to the casino to gamble, they will “eat” at all the chips I have.  Somewhere around 14 March 2012, that was the day I won approx. S$200, and the whole block is full of commotion with people keep honing their car, out of anger and the next thing you know is that a Chinese woman from China was said to have jumped down from my flat on the same week, Saturday, 17 March 2012.  Then my so call Chinese neighbour started yelling “这样你敢吃吗? You may say that I can always stop gambling then I won’t lose but why should I be threatened by these people whom I don’t even know or communicate with.  All they said about everyday is “这个是好的是吗?她是可以吃的!”  “她是不知道的是吗?”This is all they do and say everyday.  Even a group of Hokkiens also say the same thing but in their dialect.

I know that something fishy is going on and is still happening as long as I win money.  But if I lose, these people will keep as quiet as a church mouse.  Most likely they are dividing their money and worst of all, there is this person they addressed as “Thio” is always mentioned in their conversation.  Very irritating but I still bear with it because I do not intend to shift out until I can find a bigger house.

Now back to the subject on levy, can an increase in the levy make these people disappear so that ordinary people like me can gamble and enjoy a game or two.  But I am very sure that an increase in levy especially S$5000 per year will not be able to drive these “local bosses” or “PR” to a corner.  They can always arrange their own people to win enough money to buy the S$5000 per year levy, it is very simple to them but not for the “out” or “don’t have” gamblers like me.  Sad to say, “political pets” are not necessary government, like this so call “Thio” whom I do not know at all, is very worried that I will win all the money from the casinos.  Such a silly character.  So what is levy for?  For all those “Thios” and foreigners to eat money??? so that the rest of the “not Thios” or locals cannot even gather the crumbs under the casino’s umbrella????

I suggest, instead we should open a 3rd casino and permit only local Singaporeans to enter to gamble, even PRs are not allowed.  You can than see a great difference.  The people gambling will then be very disciplined, no foreign vice.  You can catch the so called “gods” and “goddesses” from the other 2 casinos.  Levy is not really a problem.  S$100 or S$5000, “in” and “have” gamblers provide for one another.

Finally, but not the least, I will not be threatened by these people, I will still gamble as long as there are casinos, whether in Singapore or abroad.  If there is really law and order in Singapore then these so call “Thios” gang should know their place.


Professional Ground Decoder:

Apparently this is quite an observation from our reader Josephine. Thanks.

  1. casino guy says:

    I can make neither head nor tail of what the reader is trying to say.

  2. kc says:

    Same here..I can’t follow what she’s saying. Who are the ‘shrills’? Who are the Thios? Why do they hassle her – because she didn’t “lose” money? Perhaps this is an article translated from chinese? I wish they can re-edit it for better reference.

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