I have always wanted to blog about this place, the problem is, whenever we go to this place, nobody will EVER think about taking photos..
Bing finally felt like doing so on this day (August 9 2007), so I'll blog about it now..
So what is this place that I am talking about?
It's the building on the right side of the photo
This is like.. the real casino in Liverpool. There's alot of 'casino's in Liverpool that are actually slot machine centres..
The card says Stanley Casino, because that was the old name. Stanley sounds better than Mint anyway, so we call it Stanley all the time..
Membership is free, just show them your passport and tell them u will be staying in Liverpool for more than a few days, and in no time, you'll get your membership card..
For being a member for FREE, u will also be given 1 FREE 5 pounds voucher to play at the slot machines + 1 FREE voucher for the beer of your choice + 2 FREE 5 pounds vouchers to exchange for food at the casino's cafe..
We were actually the 1st to visit the casino and get these freebies.. I think we discovered this place not so long after we arrived in Liverpool. In no time, news spread and basically the whole TARCian community in LJMU became members.. most of them were just after the FREE stuff, and never came back after all the vouchers were used up..
The casino is not very big.. there's the electronic roulette shown above, a mahjong room, about 20 slot machines, and a few blackjack and american roulette counters with the bankers..
Oh ya, this casino is under Genting, because we saw the Genting logo in the casino.. since we always call Genting's founder Lim Goh Tong as Uncle Lim, we also call this casino Uncle Stanley or Uncle Stan, or just Uncle S XD
No, I am never associated with 65 pounds in the casino, so it's not me.. I'm not sure who it was..
We get to see 2 types of people in the casino:
1. Chinese - They would be sitting at the tables, and laughing like there's no tomorrow, with a big pile of chips in front of them; a few moments later, their faces would be more sour than the sour grapes, and the chips all gone..
2. Angmohs - They would also be sitting at the tables, smiling and loaded with chips; the next moment, the chips were all gone, and the angmohs would still be smiling.. for them, it's just a form of entertainment..
I never tried playing with the bankers before.. I'm always nervous facing them.. I prefer the electronic roulette..
*Advice: Casino can be a fun place to hang around, if u can practice self control, like me. I would only bring 10 pounds with me everytime I go to the casino, so that even if I screw up, I won't screw up big time..
But so far, my net revenue in the casino is positive figure.. erm.. not a very big figure, but quite nice too.. because I always follow a tedious but low risk formula.. sikit-sikit lama-lama jadi bukit ma... What formula? Well, that's a P&C thing =)
If u have no self control, then u better stay away from casinos, as far away as possible*
My Dubai trip was a result of my winnings in the casino too XD
Let's end this entry with a group photo..