S$100 Casino Levy at Resorts World Sentosa

Casino had its launch last Chinese New Year here in Singapore.

Singaporeans and PRs ( Permanent Residents) were imposed SGD 100 levy before they can enjoy the casino.

It has its pros and cons, government might be imposing this levy in order to discourage people from gambling, however, this will also help them to boost economy as well. For an average person, everyone can just go and out of curiosity, spend this 100 bucks just for the heck of having a feel of being a gambler even for just a day.

Other people thinks that it will however reduce the frequency of visiting the casino. You also need money to travel, isn’t it the same going overseas as what most Singaporeans do during their free time.

On my own point of view, now that the govt thought of these necessary measures to keep singaporeans flocking into casino, a lot of people still dont buy this idea

I think it boils down to one thing, more revenues for Singapore.

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6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Andy seah on June 8, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    The govt should consider 12 hours levy instead of 24 hrs at $50 instead of $100 levy to discourage gamblers. Notice that many gamblers thought of going there for a couple hours but instead ended up going there for a 2nd day because the levy covers 24 hrs.

    Alternatively, hourly levy of $5 per hr also work better. Many Singaporeans just curious n didnt intend to stay long but the 24 hours levy actually make them stay longer to gamber.

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  2. Posted by Lee on June 8, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    $100 levy to each casino means $100 x 2 =$200 to both casinos…. But why pay twice when we are talking about just one Govt?

    $2,000 pa levy means $4,000 levy paid to the govt! This is daylight robbery – it only means one thing – govt wants a share of the cake too!!!????

    This is so unfair!

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  3. Posted by pig on June 8, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    revenues = economy-up again

    famiLEE can up his pay and that of his
    gangs of cross leggers cc

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  4. Posted by ong on June 8, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    if goverment really want stop people from gambling ,they should increase the levy to $500 per entry.It will really stop people from going in.Cause $100 is just too affortable for us.If not how many people will be losing their fortune to casino .How many people will really win in casino?

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  5. Posted by EE on June 10, 2010 at 3:31 am

    So much revenue collected in the first 3 mths from Singaporean and PR’s for entering the casino,i think the $100 levy will be there forever. If the Government are sincere in detering singaporean and pr’s from gambling rather than huge revenue,these levy money collected should be donated to charity organisation at like IMH,NKF,POOR STUDENT WITHOUT POCKET MONEY,and others.These action make we can see the balance (SOME FAMILY AND ALSO SOME HURT FAMILY SAVE).

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  6. Posted by hmk on June 10, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Levy or no levy, will not stop a real gamblers from going to the casinos but casual gamblers will stop to go cause they rather drive up country to a free casino with the levy money.(about R$900..4 persons per cars). Moreover, membership are given free hotel rooms.

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