15 minutes in Marina Bay Sands casino = pure win

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Now there I was, arriving at Santi at 6:15 pm for the 6:30 pm dinner (tend to be on the early side) when this vista greeted me. I didn’t come to gamble though – I just have SGD 300 (about RM 750) on me so I opened the door the Santi…except it didn’t open. The lady came out and told me that they open their doors at 6:30 pm so I had 15 minutes to kill.

…where else can I go? smirk

I strolled down to the casino and I AM SAD TO REPORT THAT NO ONE BOTHERED CHECKING MY AGE. Has my liver been ravaged by my years of abuse that I look my age again (which is 30, btw)?

Saddened by the fact that they only wanted to see the cover of my passport to verify that I was a foreigner (locals have to pay a fee to enter the casino) I morosely trudged down and went to the nearest Baccarat table.

This was a cold table (meaning it’s empty, no punters playing and you’re the first one to warm the seats and cut the deck) so I sat at the lucky Number 6 spot and exchanged SGD 200 for chips.

…now I’m REALLY BROKE this month (and the next) so this is the MAXIMUM I am willing to wager. I sat down on a minimum SGD 100 bet table so I had to bet with a black SGD 100 chip each time. However, that was the plan anyway, I would have bet that amount even on smaller buy in tables coz I really don’t see the point in putting down SGD 25.

Well, since it was a cold table, the female dealer shuffled the cards while I played with my chips. I wanted to bet on Tie since this baccarat table pays out 8-1 for a tie. However, I am also VERY attached to wagering on Player (a weakness that even 5 figure losses has not been able to remedy) so I put in on Player instead. T_T

Buy in: SGD 200

Dealer says: “Cards facing up or down?”

I say: “All face up, let’s make this quick I need to be somewhere in 15 minutes.”

Round 1:
SGD 100 on Player
Player draws a natural 8
AND BANKER DRAWS AN 8 AS WELL
FML it was a Tie after all. >.<
Chips remaining: SGD 200 (no one wins or loses on straight bets if it’s a tie)

Round 2:
SGD 100 on Player
Player draws a natural 9
I didn’t even have to look at the Banker
WIN SGD 100
Chips remaining: SGD 300

Round 3:
SGD 100 on Player
Player draws King
Banker draws an Jack
Player draws a 3
A THREE!!! WTF!
Banker draws a 5
FML MAX
Player draws ANOTHER FACE CARD – QUEEN! (which means I’m still at 3)
Banker draws…a 6
Heh! Well, that was three straight wins in a row.
BTW, that makes Banker 1, lower than a 3.
Chips remaining: SGD 400 (nett win of SGD 200)

I didn’t even want to bet anymore – three straight wins in a row (or at least no losses) is good enough for me. I wasn’t even at the table for more than 3 minutes, all in all. The rest of the time was spent accidentally walking out and queuing in to come in again and going to the cashier and I was STILL early for dinner – had to wait about 2 minutes.

SGD 200 (around RM 500) is not that much but it covers some of my Singapore expenses and it’ll help with groceries when I’m broke for the next two months. :D

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Yes, this is the infamous toilet shot again, coz casinos generally frown upon cameras – you can bring it in but you probably can’t take photos without getting kicked out. Except in Amsterdam.

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17 thoughts on “15 minutes in Marina Bay Sands casino = pure win

    • Well, if you can win SGD 200 in 3 minutes you can most certainly lose SGD 200 in 3 minutes. It kinda goes both ways. Heh! That’s the thing about (almost) 50:50 odds tables. :D

      I’ve lost RM 20,000 on two spins of the Roulette table too. >.<

    • Yeah, I can, haven’t stepped into a casino for more than a year. :)

      However, I told myself not to go in again today but I did anyway and lost. :x

  1. Ha ha, you crazy genius! By the way this week I’ll be posting a lot more LTTE stories as it’s the anniversary of their defeat..the first, very brief and disturbing gallery is up now..but be warned it’s not pretty.

    However the post below it is…very! ;)

    Si

    • Damn, the winning streak (if you can even call it that) didn’t last. I went to RWS casino today and lost SGD 400 in like 3 minutes.

      Awesome, I can’t wait to see and read it bro! :)

  2. WOW…i just went sg for universal studio weeks ago and i paid mbs casino a visit for the first time since im staying in mbs :) i din realize that i was playing super 7 baccarat until i keep getting 2′s and win instantly. there’s also another version called 98 baccarat. weird really cos they were so different from rwgenting’s version of baccarat. anyway i won sgd600 after a winning streak at super 7 baccarat but after an endless winning and losing. im proud of myself because i have self control to leave the place when it drops to sgd400 nett win. could’ve win more but i keep making mistakes of placing the bet late. anyway i think we’re in the same ship…no more 1k to 4k per hand bet for me because my rm34k still saved under “genting’s current account” LOL…gonna miss those high roller days :)

    • Super 7 baccarat is quite popular in some places eh? I saw a lot of tables at Marina Bay Sands too.

      I prefer regular bacarrat or the double up tables they have in the VIP rooms you can access in Genting with Silver Card and above.

      I’ve never heard of 98 baccarat though…sounds interesting.

      Damn bro, we’re in the same boat. I have about RM 50k in Genting’s account too and I sure do miss those high roller days where we can plonk thousands or tens of thousands on a single hand.

      Oh well, you can’t beat the house. :)

  3. Round 3:
    SGD 100 on Player
    Player draws King
    Banker draws an Jack
    Player draws a 3
    A THREE!!! WTF!
    Banker draws a 5
    FML MAX
    Player draws ANOTHER FACE CARD – QUEEN! (which means I’m still at 3)
    Banker draws…a 6
    Heh! Well, that was three straight wins in a row.
    BTW, that makes Banker 1, lower than a 3.
    Chips remaining: SGD 400 (nett win of SGD 200)

    I think you made a mistake here. If the bank has a 5 and the player draws a third card that is 9/10-valued card/Ace, the bank will stand if he has a total value of 4 or more.

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