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 8/5 Jacks of Better at MBS

 Video Poker isn't very popular in Singapore now, but 4 multiplay machines might change that.  They are 1-5 dollar domination and 8/5 pay. These machines are located on the 1st level by the elevator.  

Double Zero Roulette @ RWS

A roulette wheel with 0 and 00 has twice the house advantage of one with only a single 0.  Over the last 6 months, Sentosa has been advertising it's new double zero wheels and people are actually playing them even though their odds are twice as bad. The casino will entice you in a couple ways, but don't fall for it, always play the casino game with the best odds.  First they will offer these games with poorer odds with a lower limit, I've seen these double zero tables with limits as low as 5 dollars at MBS. Also available are single zero wheels with as low as a 2 dollar limit for inside bets and 4 dollars for outside bets.  Secondly they will just shamelessly promote them as "New" games although there is nothing new about them, just worse odds for the player.  If you are going to play, play smart.   

Pontoon rules in Singapore

6 deck automatic shuffling machine.  25 table minimum, there are also 50 tables.  

Pontoon pays 3 to 2.

Dealer draws on hard 16 and soft 17.  No keyhole, dealer takes his second card last. Natural Pontoon is paid immediately after all cards are dealt.  Surrender allowed. 

Side bets offered at MBS perfect pair, minimum 10 side bet.

Split any 2 cards, double on 9, 10, 11.  May resplit up to 4 times.  When splitting aces you only get one card.  Payoff is at 1 to 1 if you receive Pontoon.  

Interesting things about playing Pontoon in Singapore.

Doubling and Splitting:

When facing a weak dealer card (4,5,6) it's in the players best interest to increase his bet size, two ways of doing this are to double or split. When you double you increase your bet size by an equal amount to your original bet size.  In singapore rules you are allowed to double when your first two cards total 9, 10, or 11. You can double against any dealer card but it is only advisable against a weak dealer up card. 

Cards you want to split: Aces!  Remember you will only get one card on split, plus you will only be paid 1 to 1 on Pontoon.  

Table etiquette:

This can be good or bad depending on how you look at it.  There is no social contract between dealer and player, there will be no high fives there will also be no requirement to tip.  There will be no advise given and all of this against the backdrop of no alchol means its just different, not better or worse, just different.   


Rws 25 Pontoon Table.  Players today requested a feedback form to complain about poor drink service. Pit boss doesn't really care or know how to fill out the form, everybody at table signs form that contains unique information players card etc.

Comps are tracked when you sit down at a table you pass the dealer your card along with your buy in cash, you put it on the table so the cameras can see.  At the end of every hand the dealer hits a button on a terminal next to him.  Every once in awhile the pit boss will come around and check that all players are still there, perhaps enter bet size 

If you lose your players club card you have to pay to get a replacement 2gp the first time and 4gp every other time. 

How Fast do you Earn Comps?

How much do I have to gamble to earn one point at roulette?

 I calculated the other day while playing at Resorts World Sentosa and the answer is $500!  $500 of "coin in" after much patience gave me 1 Genting Point.  I was betting $10 a roll on a $5 minimum multiplayer machine.  This was after one hour of play.  Above you can see my note paper where I kept a running total of each decision.  I started with $100 and was able to walk away with $300.  Wooo hoo!!!  

Casino Food in Singapore 

 Both RWS and MBS have a couple of dining option where you can use your points for various kinds of soup.