Marina Bay Sands Casino Singapore Review: What You Can Expect
Opening its doors in 2010, the Marina Bay Sands Casino or MBS Casino is part of an integrated resort complex located at 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore. Owned by Las Vegas Sands Corporation, it is one of the world’s most luxurious casinos, representing an investment of US$ 5.7 billion. Overall, the property features a luxury hotel with more than 2,500 rooms or suites, an infinity pool, convention space, theaters, a museum, restaurants, retail space, and popular attractions such as gardens by the bay.
The MBS Casino Gaming Experience
The MBS casino has four levels of gaming space covering about 160,000 square feet. It features about 2,500 electronic gaming machines on three levels and 700 gaming tables spread over all four floors. Offering a wide selection of the most popular games, players can choose from video slots, reel slots, progressive jackpot games, and electronic table games. Out of the four levels of gaming space available, there is only one level that is a non-smoking level.
For players who are interested in table games, there are more than 20 varieties of table games available throughout the 700 gaming tables, allowing players to easily find a table that suits their budget. Note that the table betting limits can be quite high at the MBS Casino with some games starting around SG$ 25.
VIPs or high rollers can enjoy higher betting limits and premium services in exclusive salons on the upper levels of the casino. Gaming chips can be purchased from the cage or the table. Here are the different varieties of table games available:
|Roulette||Roulette, Doublet Zero Roulette, Sands Roulette|
|Blackjack||Blackjack, Blackjack Lucky 8, Pontoon|
|Baccarat||6 Star No Commission Baccarat, 7 Up Baccarat, Fa Fa Fabulous 4 Baccarat, Fabulous 4 Baccarat, Sands Elements No Commission Baccarat, Sands Super Baccarat, Tiger Baccarat, Tiger No Commission Baccarat|
|Poker||Fortune Pai Gow Poker, Megalink Singapore Stud Poker, Megalink Texas Hold’em Bonus Progressive, Megalink Three Card Poker|
|Other Games||Craps, Sic Bo, Money Wheel, Three Pictures, Mini Dice|
If you are a slot machine lover, there is no shortage of immersive slot games. Check out games such as Cash Cove Fish On, Duo Fu Duo Cai, Good Fortune Progressive Jackpot, Gold Stacks 88 Progressive Jackpot, Jin Ji Bao Xi Progressive Jackpot, Ocean Magic, Lightning Link, and more. Electronic table games such as Aruze Dragon Sic Bo, Shufflemaster Rapid, and Alfastreet are also available.
MBS Casino Requirements
Although MBS Casino is open 24/7, like most luxury casinos, MBS casino has some requirements for its guests as well. They include:
To enter, visitors must be dressed appropriately with a smart casual dress code. This means that guests wearing beach wear including slippers, flip flops, casual shorts or short pants, and sleeveless shirts are not permitted to enter.
Casino guests must be at least 21 years of age or older with proof of identification available. Should a minor be found to have entered, MBS is entitled to reclaim all winnings paid to the minor.
Guests that are subject to an Exclusion Order by the Singaporean Authorities or barred by Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd are not permitted to enter.
Citizenship or Residency Status
Singaporean citizens or permanent residents must enter and exit only through the lanes designated for “Singapore/PR”. Guests with this status are required to purchase a valid Entry Levy before entering the casino. For a daily pass, the levy is SGD 150 while an annual entry levy is SG$ 3,000. These entry levies are non-transferable and non-refundable.
For guests who are not classified as a Singaporean Citizen or Permanent Resident, you must enter and exit the casino only through the lanes designated for “foreigners”. Identification must be produced as proof.
MBS Rewards Program
If you are an avid gambler, it may be worth your while to join the MBS Rewards Program as it offers different perks and incentives depending on your membership tier:
|Sands Points Requirement in 12 months||Free to join||68||388||1,288||3,888|
|Sands Dollars per Sands Point Earned||$1.00||$1.50||$1.75||$2.00||$2.25|
|Admin fee waiver on Sands Dollars redemption at Marina Bay Sands and Food & Beverage outlets||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Admin fee waiver on Sands Dollars redemption at participating outlets||–||–||–||Yes||Yes|
|Gaming Services Benefits|
|Access to Ruby Room||By invitation only, charges apply for Ruby Room Buffet||By invitation only, charges apply for Ruby Room Buffet||Charges apply for Ruby Room Buffet||Charges apply for Ruby Room Buffet||Complimentary access to Ruby Room Buffet|
|Access to exclusive VIP areas in Paiza for member and guests||–||–||–||–||2 persons|
|Complimentary dining at Paiza buffet, or from Food & Beverage menu||–||–||–||–||Yes|
|Complimentary room upon upgrade upon check-in, priority early check-in and late check-out2 (Based on availability)||–||–||–||Yes||Yes|
|Exclusive access to private Paiza check-in/out facility||–||–||–||–||Yes|
|Special Paiza room rate for friends and family||–||–||–||–||1 room per day|
|Preferential discounts on Flexible Rate(Best Available Rate)||–||10%||15%||20%||Special Paiza Rate|
|Transportation & Parking Benefits|
|VIP Meet and greet service at Airport (International members only)||–||–||–||–||3 persons|
|Complimentary Airport transfers by luxury car (International members only)||–||–||–||–||Yes|
|Additional vehicle at VIP preferred rate||–||–||–||–||Yes|
|Self-parking privileges||$4 Sand Dollars||$4 Sand Dollars||Complimentary||Complimentary||Complimentary|
|Complimentary valet parking at Marina Bay Sands||–||–||–||–||Yes|
|Exclusive self-parking||–||–||–||1 car||2 cars|
|Dedicated 24-hour hotline & personalized webpage||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Special offers on birthday month based on card tier||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Special offers and invitations to events and promotions, VIP Presales and season previews||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Resort Wide Benefits|
|Attractions– Daily passes to Sands SkyPark Observation Deck, Sampan Rides & Digital Light Canvas||30%||30%||30%||6 complimentary tickets per month per attraction||8 complimentary tickets per month per attraction|
|ArtScience Museum tickets privileges||1 for 1||1 for 1||1 for 1||1 for 1||2 complimentary tickets per month|
|Sands Theater – Ticket discounts for selected shows||15%||15%||15%||20%||20%|
|Banyan Tree Spa – Savings on a la carte body massage and spa packages||10%||10%||15%||20%||20%|
|Gift Shop – Discounts on selected merchandise||10%||10%||10%||10%||10%|
|The Shoppes – Discounts and special offers at selected outlets||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
MBS Casino offers a luxurious gaming experience with a wide variety of table and electronic games. If you are an avid punter, it is definitely an entertainment destination that is worth a visit. Combined with the luxury rooms or suites at the Marina Bay Sands hotel, fine dining restaurants, and various attractions available on the property, you could even turn it into a family vacation fit for all ages!