RM 3,000 in 5 minutes

luck of the irish

The luck of the Irish! Thanks to my good luck charm Jerine and everyone else at St Pats who wished me luck, not forgetting our friendly taxi driver too!

I decided to go up to Genting after St Patrick’s to fund my Hong Kong trip next month. I went into the casino with RM 7,000 but bought in RM 6,500 for Bacarrat. I missed the first round coz I was counting the chips and thank God for that! It came out as Banker and I was going to bet Player. Anyway, this session was nothing short of amazing. I bet RM 1,000 on Player three times and won every single time – with a 9 to boot, the highest possible number.

I wish I had bet my usual RM 2,000, which would have netted me RM 6,000 but Jerine told me to play small so I halfed my usual bet. It’s probably a good thing coz if I had put RM 2,000 I might have been more inclined to follow the trend – I broke a 9 Banker dragon (Banker came out 9 times in a row) in my first bet. I went against all the other punters and was the only person on the table with money on Player.

9500 in chips

RM 9,500 in chips

Another interesting anecdote – after winning RM 3,000, I went to cash in my chips and decided to get a cheque so I won’t have to lug around RM 9,500 in RM 50 notes. I had tweeted about wanting to bet on 5 or 10 in Roulette so while waiting for my cheque, I walked over and put RM 50 on 5 and RM 50 on 10.

I swear to God with Jerine as my witness, as soon as I got there and the dealer called out “No more bets” (so I had to wait for the next round) the ball settled on…

…you guessed it.


Oh well. I decided it could still happen, but so I placed my bets and 0 was the number that the ball decided to stick to.

jerine cheque

Thus, I got my cheque and left – it was actually an RM 2,900 win (coz of the RM 100 bet on Roulette for fun) and after taxi costs (RM 130 up, RM 120 down) and miscellaneous costs (which I calculate as $ spent during that day – had a lot of Guinness at St Patrick’s) it was a RM 2,000 nett win.

Not too shabby.

However, a word of caution – if you can win 3 times in a row, you can lose 3 times in a row too. It could have turned out the other way, but it was good for me this time…again. πŸ˜‰

genting cheque

Oh, and one last thing – if you want to get a cheque from Genting, always get it as a non-winning cheque a.k.a. losing cheque. The cashier will give you the option to do so. It’s just for their records. If you get a winning cheque, you will be taxed for it – by the government, not Genting so they don’t really care even if you won but requested for a non-winning cheque.

Come to think of it, I seriously have the luck of the Devil himself. Heh!

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33 thoughts on “RM 3,000 in 5 minutes”

  1. I have not idea abt the non winning or winning cheque thing. But according to Malaysian Tax Law, windfall, gambling or profits arising from speculative activities are capital gains and would not be subject to income tax.
    Perhaps it is just for Genting’s record and analysis?

  2. Wah HB ur lady luck really awesome…recently you keep winning! I got the same cheque as you(non winning) and didn’t know winning cheque will kena tax. I keep bugging them to give me winning cheque but they ask me to get silver card then only can get, luckily didn’t πŸ™‚ Is there any advantages of getting winning cheque? I thought only winning cheque won’t kena tax? Anyway next time when you go huat again can invite me onot haha…i wanna tumpang luck too lol

  3. beter take care of ur lady luck as i didnt end up now me no more luck thats so lucky i bought same number in 3 mth it came out every month…

  4. Dude, that’s a fat check, sure hope Najib does not deep his hand into your pot of gold. Here in America, 50% tax on all lottery/casino wining, bonuses and overtime pays.

  5. KY, no lah. He didn’t go up to Genting with that Astro Boy hair style. Luckily he went home to shower first. I guess his luck will run away from him with that kind of hairstyle.

  6. yuetmui: Eh, thanks for the professional clarification! =D
    That’s what the cashier told me but her English is not exactly fluent and her Chinese is too deep for me to understand (not to mention that I had drank quite a bit by this time) so it was hard to get the gist of it.
    Lemme check with my friend and sort this non-winning/winning cheque thing out! Thanks! πŸ™‚
    WEEN: Actually, 6.5k from that cheque is my bankroll a.k.a. my buy in, so I only won 3k. Don’t let the figure fool you. πŸ™‚
    I just didn’t want to get 9.5k in RM 50 notes coz going up, it was a pain in the ass (LITERALLY) to have that stack in my wallet and it was so hard to pull out due to the bulk.
    Michelle Chin: It’s actually only a 3k win, the rest is the money I brought up which I didn’t want to get in cash (too bulky). πŸ™‚
    Can, anytime you want (except weekdays). Email me! πŸ™‚
    Jason Chow: Hello Jason! Now you’ve got me thinking if I got the cashier wrong. Hmm…
    This I must check. I have a Silver Card and gave it to them and they asked me if I wanted a winning or non-winning cheque. They told me the latter won’t be taxed, which makes sense.
    It doesn’t make sense to tax a non-winning check coz it means you lost.
    However, thanks for the reminder, this I really must check out and confirm. Cheers! πŸ™‚
    BTW, this Jerine only brings me luck due to some strange reason. We’ve gone up with other people before and I was the only one who won every single time. *shrugs*
    June: Haha! It’s not 9.5k la, I didn’t win that much. 6.5k from that cheque is what I brought up so I only won 3k. πŸ™‚
    Yup, sure is lucky every time I go up with her. πŸ™‚
    All the best with your kitchen!
    ah nel: Sorry to hear that mate. All the best in finding another lucky charm! πŸ™‚
    eiling: Thanks Eiling! Yes, I’m on a total winning streak this month. =D
    I was singing that Offspring song the entire night – “I’m on a roll with all the girls I know”, except it’s not girls, it’s just that I’m on a roll in Genting. w00t! πŸ™‚
    e: I sure hope not buddy, now it got me wondering if it would have been better to take cash down. Hmm…
    I gotta check out taxation laws in Malaysia and the winning/non-winning cheque issue. Lemme ask a friend who works in Genting. πŸ™‚
    KY: I didn’t go up like that, never have. I always go up with unstyled hair. πŸ™‚
    cin: Haha! Everyone says that. I did it myself. BTW, I didn’t go up like that. I didn’t even wear red underwear for that matter. πŸ˜‰
    I still won. πŸ™‚
    Jerine: Heh! Astro Boy, now that’s a good description. Actually, I didn’t even wear red underwear up, don’t care about that anymore – new superstition is to shower and eat before entering the casino. Also, to bring you along. πŸ™‚

  7. HB, it great you a good winning streak there. I heard Universal Studio is opening up in Malaysia and Singapore. Too bad the Harry Potter Theme Park will be only in Florida first not in California since I live in San Francisco, CA. Will you go to check it out?

  8. Ok, i think i get it now. Since windfall is not subjected to tax, it is better to get a winning cheque rather than a non-winning one. Because it will be easier to explain to LHDN when they found huge amount of unidentified cash in your bank account.:)

  9. Michael (Mike): Universal Studios has already opened in Singapore, as well as the casino. Recently though…haven’t had time to check it out. πŸ™‚
    suituapui: Haha! No la, 7k of that cheque is my own money, it’s not full winnings.
    Yeah, that’s what I thought too – like how they have this racket going on in Sarawak where they buy winning 4D tickets from you so they can cover for bribes. πŸ˜‰
    chefmel: I actually…already spent most of it. πŸ™‚
    Haha! I have 1k or so left – earmarked for a vacation. πŸ™‚
    ahlost: Can! I don’t mind going…will bring you up. However, the lucky charm apparently only works for me so a word of warning here. However, you can always place the same bets as I do. =D
    yuetmui: Interesting! I don’t know shit about taxation law actually – hell, I don’t even know the consequences of being creative with my annual tax payments so I won’t have to fork out that much money. πŸ˜‰
    You know, in Sarawak there’s a huge racket in 4D winning tickets – they buy it off you at a little more than what you’ll be getting so they can explain money obtained from bribes with that. It’s very common.

  10. Since you say Jerine only brings you luck due to some strange reason, then i pass you the chip and you bet for me la hahaha! The only game i play is baccarat and i find it really interesting every time i read your casino post cos we share the same pattern of betting. However i don’t really understand why you have to quit the game so early? I mean all the fuss of taking taxi up and down traveling almost 1 hour but only play for 5 minutes? I know about the longer you play in the end you’ll give everything back to the house but its all about entertainment right? Normally i would spend at least 3 hours in there, from midnight till 3am or 4am. Worst case scenario is when i lose 11 times in a row total about 10k within an hour.

  11. Jason Chow: Haha! Or you can always place your bets on the same ones that I’m going after – same effect.
    Anyway, to answer your question, I believe the longer you stay in there, the higher the house odds are. The house always gets you in the end.
    I enjoy winning so I leave when I’ve won “enough” for me. πŸ˜‰
    That’s why it’s always in and out for me.
    It is entertainment, however, I always go very late at night and I want to go stuff the next day – my Genting runs are almost always about funding vacations. πŸ™‚

  12. confirmed no tax on winning . . .that if u asked for a winning cheques that is verified . . .dont bet against the trend dude. . .NEVER ever!

  13. foodcrazee: Thanks for the clarification! Why do they ask you if you want a winning or non-winning cheque?
    I think I pissed that table off coz I bought in right at the table so everyone had to wait while the banker counted the money and it was near the end of the deck of cards and I just came in and put it on Player while everyone was on Banker (with lower bets though, the people at the table was betting low). πŸ™‚

  14. unkaleong: Heh! Ya, am totally on a roll in Genting this year. πŸ™‚
    I didn’t know about it too, but apparently everything is untaxable since it’s a windfall. πŸ™‚

  15. Hey Mr. Poh Huai Bin, im Joanne from Leo Burnett i am advised that my colleague has sent you an email regarding an invitation this Sunday 28th March 2010 and would like to contact you directly for RSVP purposes.
    please note that your contact number will be strictly confidential. you can email me at joanne.allysa@gmail.com
    thank you

  16. Simon Seow: Yeah, it’s the best right mate? πŸ™‚
    Joanne Allysa: Hello there Joanne! πŸ™‚
    I shall look through my emails – it’s been piling up. T_T


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