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how does the comp system work for an international casino

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by avg35, Aug 19, 2015.

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  1. avg35

    avg35 Tourist

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    I'm planning on going to Marina Bay sands in Singapore, They are the same company that brings you Venetian/palazzo. Does anyone have experience with how they handout comps there? I have a host at Venetian, and was told she did not have a contact there and could not set up a reservation for me since marina bay sands are completely separate from them. If anyone does have an English speaking host there, it would be much appreciated.
     
  2. natedog666

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    They have two kinds of comps, one is a card system for most normal players where your play is tracked, but very rarely do you get stuff taken off on that trip, you just get offers for future trips. The other system is the rebate rolling system on baccarat, where they track how much you are putting through baccarat (sort of like coin through) and gives you 1% or so. That's for bigger players.
     
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    thanks nate, it sounds likes, I have to put in a trip to start receiving offers....which isn't best for my purpose. I don't plan on going back there anytime soon. It was more like a 1 time thing, just wanted to be set up with a room and give them some decent play (black chip). It sounds like they use a completely different players card then, and have no access to my play in Vegas, even if they are owned by the same parent company? I'm assuming even if i sent them front money, they wouldn't make me an offer? I feel like its pretty low risk for them, but I guess things are done completely differently over there.
     
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    Yes and also rooms are very pricey there. We are sometimes spoiled by Vegas. You might be able to find something elsewhere to stay and just check out the two casinos. Singapore is very small so getting around is relatively easy by cab. Also be prepared for table sticker shock since black chip players there are like 5 dollar players in Vegas. Normal floor baccarat tables can have limits as high as 300k, 500k.
     
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    PayTriple The Cucumber King

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    Wow, just insane!
     
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    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    not to burst your bubble, but black chip in Singapore/Macau is like a $5 player here.

    the boys over there don't mess around.

    if you're not mid-6 to 7 figures, you'll get nothing.
     
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    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    lol, you beat me to it!
     
  8. avg35

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    bubble is burst..haha. I just read they charge a levy to Singapore residents of $100 just to enter the casino for a 24hr period ..insane
     
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    I've never been in Singapore, but casino comps are very hard to come by in Europe also. The competition is just not there to force them to do it. Even in Puerto Rico a few years ago where I was a relatively big player they gave almost nothing compared to Vegas.
     
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    Yes that's to prevent people that can't afford to gamble going in. So 100 bucks a day minimum just to enter.
     
  11. avg35

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    do they at least have 3:2 blackjack tables? doesn't sound like a very inviting place to gamble.
     
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    My experience is that gambling in Asia is serious business. People are betting big money and drinking tea, not booze. There is not a whole lot of high-fiving and getting drunk at the table.

    I could only find 2 blackjack tables at the Venetian in Macau in a sea of what seemed like hundreds of baccarat tables and refused to play it since it was CSM and European rules.
     
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    In most international casinos, the word comp doesn't exist, let alone a comp system.
    There are some junket operated packages or promotions for high rollers.
    For the mass flees, you can't even get a free drink.
     
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    Actually Singapore has all sorts of games on the main floor, the other Texas holdem game, etc. the bad thing about blackjack is the European rules, so no hole card
     
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    Someone forgot to tell these Singapore casinos that the way to make a profit in this business is with cheap tables, good rules, and loose comps. If we ran one we could fix everything. [/sarcasm]
     
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    Hahaha! Yeah, no way those places will ever make any money.
     
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    I think that the interesting thing about the Singapore casinos is that they charge locals to get in, thinking that it would minimize the local traffic, but if you look at the crowds, that has not worked.

    Does anyone know if the casinos in South Korea still prohibit unaccompanied locals?
     
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    I think it is not minimizing local traffic but making sure people that are sketchy and/or can't afford to gamble don't go in. If you look at the comparison to Macau, the casinos filled with weird people that are often discussed on this board, people that just watch other people gamble, people that tell you which machines are best looking for a tip, people that tell you how to play BJ looking for a tip, people that want to take your action on BJ double downs. All of the above have happened to me at Macau, but none at Singapore. The minimum fee of 100 dollars a day keeps out the undesirables.
     
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    There is only one legal place to gamble for Korean citizens and that is in Gangwon. All other casinos are for foreign passport holders.
     
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