Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Marina Bay Sands Singapore  Introduction

Marina Bay Sands is Asia’s most spectacular entertainment destination consisting of three towers, each with 55 storeys of hotel rooms. On its opening in 2010, it was billed as the world’s most expensive casino property. It is located in the heart of Singapore’s CBD and has over 2500 hotel rooms, casinos, restaurants, meeting and exhibition centres, theatres and a luxurious shopping experience. It also has the world’s largest rooftop Infinity pool, award-winning dining and boasts one of the world’s largest Swarovski crystal chandeliers.

Marina Bay Sands Attractions

The Casino at Marina Bay has 15000 square metres of gaming space spread across four levels and is home to over 600 table games and 1600+ slots, making it one of the largest casinos globally.

This magnificent splendour also has Skypark with a capacity of 3902 people and the magnificent 150 ft infinity swimming pool set on top of the world’s largest public cantilevered platform. The theatre hosted the Riverdance performance, The Lion King, and Cirque Eloize. An indoor skate rink that uses artificial ice and Marina Bay Sands has seven celebrity chef restaurants Justin Quek, Gordon Ramsay, Wolfgang Puck and Tetsuya Wakuda.

The crystal pavilions are anchored by an Apple Store and the world’s largest Louis Vuitton boutique both located on the floating island connected to the retail division via an underwater tunnel.

Popularity

The Towers of the Marina Bay Sands have appeared on numerous episodes of the Amazing Race including the Asian, Australian, American and Israeli seasons, all of which featured a tightrope walk between the two towers. The Towers have also featured in the 2015 version of the video game Call of Duty Black Ops 3, the trailer of Independence Day and Resurgence. Those who have watched the blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians will recall seeing it in a few scenes. Marina Bay Sands Singapore is a man-made wonder with every conceivable luxury available.

 

Poker

Poker  Perhaps one of the most famous and intriguing games when it comes to casino gambling is Poker. While everyone has heard or has some idea about what poker is, what most people don’t know is that Poker is an umbrella term used to define several games. These games usually have an identical set of rules but the values assigned to different cards are different. The game of Poker is a combination of skill and luck. But, the game is surely more famous for players getting the chance to show off their skills while sitting at a table in a casino. And you could order a Martini, shaken, not stirred.

Let us take a look at some basic rules of Poker and how you can beat your opponents for the price.

How to play Poker

Poker was developed in the United States at the beginning of the 20th century. The game is a riot to play and the credit goes to its gameplay. In a casino, the cards are given by the dealer in the clockwise direction one at a time. The cards are only revealed to the player. The betting round starts and the players place their bets on the table. This is where the bluffing part opens and you play the players rather than the cards. When the betting round is over, the players reveal their cards and the winner gets all.

Bluffing

Bluffing is an integral part of poker and certainly what makes it the most exciting. During the betting round, if a player places a bet and none of the other players best against him, he takes the pot without showing his cards. This is what makes bluffing a thing. You can make your opponents think that your cards are a week or strong only to lead them into something else.

How to increase your winnings at poker

Keep the following things in mind to win more at Poker.

  • Play the opponents before your cards. This sounds a bit sketchy but it is the most important step. Observe your opponents and establish where you would place their cards based on their behavior. This is a skill to learn.

  • Keep an eye on your betting amount and money. Draw your limits before stepping into the casino and abide by those limits.

  • Don’t act impulsively or emotionally. You should know when to fold and when to go all in. Take risks when you know they shall pay off.

  • Keep your mind relaxed and take in every piece of information you can. Process it and reach an outcome. This might take time but the time is all yours. It is better to make right decisions late than wrong decisions early in poker.

You Bet

You Bet

Foxwoods Resort Casino, Connecticut, United States

Foxwoods Resort Casino, Connecticut, United States

Introduction

Foxwoods Resort Casino is a casino and hotel complex owned and operated by Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation on their reservation in Ledyard Connecticut. Foxwoods covers an area of 840 000 square metres, with over 250 gaming tables for Craps, Blackjack, Poker and Roulette. They also have over 5500 slot games catering for the slot lovers. There are also several restaurants within the casino, one of them being the Hard Rock Café.

The resort comprises of two towers with a total of 2228 hotel rooms and an arcade for children. In 2015 a retail complex opened between the two towers consisting of 85+ stores known as the Tangier Outlet Mall.

Games available at Foxwoods Casino

The games on offer include the following:

  • Bingo which has a Bingo Hall big enough to accommodate 5000 players

  • Blackjack- there are 6 or 8 deck shoes and they also a rare game of Blackjack called Dollar Blackjack.

  • Big Table Baccarat/Punto Banco Style and Mini Baccarat and the casino banks the game in both variants.

  • Craps

  • Keno

  • A Money Wheel

  • Pai Gow in the Asian Gaming Section

  • Table variants of Poker

  • Sic Bo in the Asian Gaming Section

  • American Roulette and a few European Roulette variants

  • A Race Book Facility and the races are projected on 50 foot high digital screens.

A newer addition to their selection is sporting events. In 2014 three major mixed martial arts events have been hosted by Foxwoods and the most recent was the World Series of Fighting 24 Fitch vs Okami.

Conclusion

Foxwoods Casino had a monopoly on casino gambling since it opened its doors in 1992 and made billions in profits. However, in 2008 shortly before the recession, they borrowed vast sums of money to finance their expansion and landed up defaulting on debts totalling over 2 billion dollars. The owners of Foxwoods applied for and received millions in federal grants. After much ado, strikes, unionisation, they have come out tops and have one of the world’s most magnificent gambling destinations.