Macau Taipa Cotai Strip

Dinner in Studio City Macao

A nice sumptuous dinner hosted by Cathy!

dinner studio city

Drinks at Ritz Carlton

Went up to the Ritz Carlton lounge for a drink after dinner. It was a rainy evening last Friday.

View from Ritz

Macau 12 years on…

12 years ago, this casino herald the New Macau era. I have lost count of how many casinos built by now (38 ?). The city was in a massive bubble ever since. However, Macau has seen almost 24 month on month revenue slumps during the past years, with many VIP rooms calling it a day. Let’s see how the China economy pan out…..
Macau 12 years

Lesson 45 Message from Zuan Xin

Dear Followers and Friends of the Baccarat Great Learning!
The Zuan Xin group wishes you Happy New Year.
May Fire Monkey Year be happy and successful for you and yours!

Please enjoy this exciting new content, The Game Of Death.
David won the game and saved his life, by trusting in mathematics!
Baccarat is a game of skill, and Lady Baccarat is ruled by mathematics.

Yes, baccarat is a game of skill, and Lady Baccarat is ruled by mathematics.
This year especially, be a player, not a gambler!
This is our 45th lesson, every lesson has been a joy to transmit to you.
And there is much more to come!

Our teacher my friend Master David Sofer has taken seriously ill.
Please pray for David and think a good thought for him.
I ask you to please donate generously to our fundraiser.
Use this convenient PayPal link or
email thank you.

All donations will support our ongoing work and also help David recover.

The ferocious world gambling press blockade of our story continues.
The world gambling press does not want baccarat players to know.
So please tell everyone you know about Macau Casino World.
The place where baccarat is solved, every day!

And a special thank you to our webmaster, Master Wang Shi!
Most sincerely,
Master Zuan Xin


Macau Studio City

Studio City Macau is Asia’s first leisure resort to integrate television and film production facilities, retail, gaming and hotels






Macau : Rise & Fall of An Empire ?

Sixteen years after its return to China, Macau is a city at the crossroads. In this South China Morning Post multimedia package, Raquel Carvalho delves into its chequered history, charts its meteoric rise and asks what the future holds.  MULTIMEDIA.SCMP.COM|BY RAQUEL CARVALHO AND ROBIN FALL

Check out the interactive write up here :


Macau Studio City opens !!!

Hollywood-themed Studio City officially opened in Macau on Tuesday.
Melco Crown’s CEO Lawrence Ho says they are focused on the mass market, with more non-gaming elements. Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert de Niro and director Michael Scorsese were also in Macau for the premier of the short film, “The Audition”.



Slot Machine 101

Fountain Works every 15 minutes

Most beginners arrive at the casino slots with a multitude of misunderstandings in mind. The main one is the way in which a slot should be chosen from the row of slot machines available. Sure, they all slots differ in terms of symbols, style and jackpot amounts, and this is what makes them attractive. Do you have affinity to the golden carp or traditional cherry, melon and BAR symbol? And so, this is usually what dictates to a beginner which machine to choose. However, this is a major mistake.

The first consideration for any slot when you start out is the type of machine you are going to use. Understanding the different types available means that you don’t make any mistaken bets such as overpriced coin limits, accidental max bets and so on. Knowing your machine is half the battle won, the rest is up to chance. You should choose your slot by type first. Then think about the flashy bits to start your gaming experience with the list of US online casinos resource here. 

First up; the progressive jackpot. This is a slot which changes its jackpot pay-out in accordance with the amount it is played. This does not affect when the pay-out occurs, but does up the amount that can be won. The progressive slot offers the big money. Every time someone plays it the jackpot amount grows. When it is won, it resets; simple. However, don’t be fooled; the progressive jackpot amount can only be won if the player has opted for the maximum possible bet. Otherwise, the player wins a set amount and the progressive jackpot continues. 

Next; the multi-spin slot. This is for hard core slot players who want fast action and are willing to play big! These slots have several reels which can be held whilst the remaining slots are spun. An auto hold function is usually used as standard, though the computerised selection can be removed easily if wanted. Bear in mind though that the auto function holds the best reels for you! The multi-spin slots have more pay-out combinations, so get your teeth around them before you start.

And finally? Multi-line slots. These are made up of, as the name states, multiple lines which can each show a winning combination. However, only the activated lines will pay so make sure you bet correctly. Sometimes there are special symbols that do not have to be on the activated pay line. These will create a bonus round or free spin, so look out for these on slots to get better value. 

Once you have decided the type of slot that would be most fun and the best for you to play, then take a look at the themes. Further explore how to play slot machine with this online resource. You can now take notice of the flashing lights and picture symbols, and safe in the knowledge that you’ve made the best possible decision.

BGL Lesson 42, 43, 44 are ready !!!


An amazing shoe for the long awaited Lesson 42 “Important News”! For disciples of Baccarat Great Learning, read what Master Zuan Xin has to say about killing the heresy of the gambler approach. There are folks which abandoned back to the gambling way and this cause much disappointment and pain to Master Zuan and David. Investing guru, Warren Buffet, also mentions something about habit: “The chain of habit is too weak to be felt, until it is too strong to be broken”. So it is not easy to choose the habit of player path, compare to the hedonist of gambling the way out for pleasure.

In a rare lesson conducted in English since many moons ago, we are happy to share with you Lesson 43 “Lin Hao”. See the magnificent 8 of Hearts featuring the brilliant Lin Hao. She is a very able follower and irresistible too. Do check it out as it presents many shoes from played from different casinos.

Now onto Lesson 44 “Zuan Xin Challenges Sheldon Adelson”. In the run up to the upcoming Global Gaming Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Master Zuan Xin has just decided to lay down the challenge to the king of the Las Vegas Nevada casinos Mr Sheldon Adelson. Zuan Xin feels that it is time for baccarat to be known at long last as a game of skill with an element of luck being that that is what baccarat actually is.

Similarly to blackjack and to mahjong both games that are each known as a game of skill with an element of luck. In a game of skill with an element of luck as opposed to a game of pure luck, a bad player who does not know how to play cannot in the long run outperform a good player who does know how to play and has absolutely no hope of holding his or her own against the casino as the horrendous player performance numbers from Macau indicate.

Online Gambling Tips

The internet has made almost everything easily accessible from the comfort of our own homes at a mouse-click away. For people who think that going out is too much of a hassle, the internet can provide options.

For those who love gambling, but who are often bothered by casino crowds, smoke filled rooms or noisy players beside them, the online environment provides an alternative venue.

However just like gambling in a casino, online gambling also offers the risk of losing money too. The similarity of losing money if not gambling wisely can never be avoided, whether online or not. Responsible gaming and moderation and the middle path is the way. Here are 10 tips to help in your navigation in the world of gambling online.

1. Make sure that its legal to gamble online where you live. Even though gambling can be done online, it doesn’t mean you can escape the law of society. In certain countries, remote gambling has been banned and websites blocked. 

2. There are lots of online casinos out there. The problem is, it is hard to know which online casinos are legit and which ones provide great service. To prevent having a bad online gambling experience, look around first and read all about the company or website. Ask advice from your friends who’ve played online before, for a recommendation on who the best online casino is. 

3. Try the games for free first. Get a feel for it for a while. There are lots of online casinos out there that make you play for free. Play for free at the various online casinos you visit. However, dont be persuaded to play at the casino that you seem to be winning for free. It just might be a rouse to make you feel that their casino is a great place to win.

4. Find a casino with great customer support. The customer support should be always there when you need them the most. They should be easy to contact and be available 24/7.

5. Check out their pay-out options. Will they charge a fee? Some online casinos will only pay up to $5,000 dollars in a week.

6. There are some casinos that give out bonuses or free online money to new players or returning players. Do remember to read the fine print on these, because there are a minimum number of bets, before you can cash out the free money.

7. Learn more how the game is played online. Online games have some variations with their rules. The rules also vary from one online casino to the other.

8. Make sure the casino you choose protects your personal data. Instead of http: only, look for https:. The “s” stands for secure line.

9. Play the games that give you the best chances to win money. Big money.

10. Be a player, not a gambler.