I visited the casino recently and paid the levy. Then I searched and realize the levy is being paid to the Singapore government and the casino do not even keep a single cent of it. Below is something I got from searching the net and it's quite interesting to note these facts... and yet Singaporeans believe the levy is actually meant to discourage gambling...
Our Gov is trying to discourage we people to gamble.. THINK AGAIN!
Casino want to impose $100 Levy? BUT!
Why dont they impose $100 levy on their Singapore Pool or Turf Club?
Why the age limit is only 18 instead of 21?
Why Singapore Pool come out more and more betting type. Last time dont have those scratch and win card. Soccer bets...
Why they start more draw for 4D (Last time only Sat and Sun) Now Wed also have.
Why they call punters on the phone and ask why they stop betting or have not bet a long time?
So while the government talks about discouraging gambling, their actions is actually asking Singaporeans to continue gamble as long as the government makes money. =D
this is called luxury tax. u never hear b4 meh?
At least the $100 charge worked on me. Discouraged me from going in. Who knows how many millions i would have lost, if i went in free of charge. Give you a inch, you want a meter. Whine more