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     NEWS SNIPPETS

     2006

     - Media statement on Genting and the Sentosa Integrated Resort

     - Genting International and Star Cruises wins Sentosa IR bid

     - Las Vegas Sands awarded Integrated Resort Project at Marina Bay

     - The Singapore Sweep gets a major makeover

 

Casino Control Bill 2006

To discourage locals from developing into problem gamblers, Section 116 of the Bill shall require the casino operators to collect an entry levy from Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents for every consecutive 24 hours in the casinos or $2,000 for an annual membership.

This levy will also underscore the message that gambling is an expense and not a means to get rich...
Section 108 of the Bill shall prohibit casino and junket operators from extending credit to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents, unless they maintain a credit balance of at least $100,000 with the casino operator at the start of their gaming which would qualify them as premium players.
Automated Teller Machines or ATMs shall be prohibited within the casinos under Section 109 of the Bill so that patrons will not have easy access to their savings accounts to gamble continuously.
Minors are also another potentially vulnerable group who may fall prey to the glamour of the casino, without realising the possible dangers of gambling. Sections 130 to 137 of the Bill will prohibit persons below the age of 21 years from entering the casinos...

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     - Robber who fired gun faces death penalty if convicted

     2005

Law amended to impose heavier penalties on loansharks

"But the number of unlicensed moneylending and related harassment cases continues to rise: from some 1,500 cases in 1995 to almost 6,000 cases in 2004.

"In some instances, parties who did not borrow money were also harassed; for example, new occupants of dwellings that were formerly occupied by debtors and people who had lost or misplaced their identity cards.
"In addition, the number of arrests made in harassment cases more than doubled from 123 arrests in 2003 to 284 arrests in 2004..."

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     - Draft Casino Control Bill released for public consultation

 

 

Singapore to have two IRs with a casino each

"...We cannot stand still. The whole region is on the move. If we do not change, where will we be in 20 years’ time? Losing our appeal to tourists is the lesser problem. But if we become a backwater, just one of many ordinary cities in Asia, instead of being a cosmopolitan hub of the region, then many good jobs will be lost, and all Singaporeans will suffer. We cannot afford that..."

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     2004

     - Social Safeguards for Integrated Resort with Casino Gaming

     - Monday with the Editor: A casino for Singapore? Why not?

     - Casino in Singapore?

     - Singapore Pools merging with Singapore Totalisator Board

 

Singapore Pools will come under the Singapore Totalisator Board (Tote Board) from 1 Apr 2004. The board will have the sole right to conduct all betting activities and manage donation of surpluses. (Straits Times 26 Feb 2004) (H3)

     2002

 

  A bookie who raked in a record S$4.65 million in soccer bets over one year has been fined S$1 million - believed to be the highest handed out here to anyone caught taking illegal bets. LEAN Cheong Keng, 36, was also jailed for four years. (Straits Times 18 Sep 2002) (1)

  London: British Internet bookmakers have accepted bets of nearly GBP300 million (S$786 million) so far from gamblers on the World Cup which starts tomorrow - more than half of them from punters in Asia. (Straits Times 30 May 2002) (4)

  Singapore Pools plans to introduce betting on the football World Cup and the English Premier League (EPL) in May 2002. For the month of the World Cup, from May 31 to June 30, in South Korea and Japan, Singapore Pools hopes to handle S$200 million worth of bets. It also hopes to get up to S$500 million for one EPL season, from August to May. In contrast, it collects about S$100 million a year in bets on Score!, the betting game based on the domestic S-League matches. (Straits Times 8 Mar 2002) (6)

  Chief Justice YONG Pung How has dismissed an appeal by Sydney casino Star City against a ruling preventing it from recovering a A$194,840 (S$185,877) debt from a Singaporean businessman. "The courts of justice must remain out of bounds to claims for money won upon wages, however cleverly or covertly disguised," he said. CJ YONG noted in a written ruling that the Civil Law Act barred any attempt to recover gambling debts. He then reiterated that the courts should not, as a matter of principle and public policy, act as a gambling-debt collector for foreign casinos. (Straits Times 27 Feb 2002) (5)

  29 people shared the top Toto prize of S$617,718 in Monday's Toto draw. Singapore Pools said the number of winning tickets has surpassed all previous records as there has never been more than 10 winning tickets sharing the top prize. The winning numbers for the draw were: 6, 8, 9, 26, 28, 29. The additional number was 21. Each winning ticket entitles the holder to a S$21,301 share of the prize money. (Straits Times 6 Feb 2002)(H10)

     2001

  Home Affairs Minister WONG Kan Seng has brushed aside suggestions that the Government rethink its opposition to the setting up of a casino here. Mr WONG said that a gambling house is not the only way to increase tourist arrivals. (Straits Times 21 Dec 2001) (H1)

  Last year, the Singapore Turf Club collected S$1.99 billion from the races and S$1.17 billion from 4-D. Singapore Pools declined to release their sales figures. The takings from the Turf Club and Singapore Pools increased from S$4.2 billion in 1995 to S$5 billion in 1996 and S$5.5 billion in 1997. In recession-hit 1998, punters parted with S$5.5 billion.(Straits Times 29 Jul 2001)(7)

  Jackpot machines gobbled up more than S$600 million in small change in the last financial year. This is about S$100 million more than they managed four years ago, according to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (Iras) which keeps tabs on the take. There are now about 1,900 jackpot or fruit machines in about 110 private clubs, associations and societies here. A hefty 41.25 per cent of the machines' total takings, excluding GST, goes into government coffers. To operate a fruit machine, organisations need to apply for a permit from Iras's private-lottery unit.(Straits Times 29 Jul 2001)(7)

  According to the latest figures from the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), tax collection for the first five months of the year rose 7 per cent to S$7.85 billion compared to a year ago. Compared to the previous year's increase of 35 per cent to S$7.3 billion over the same period, the latest jump in tax dollars represents a sharp slowdown. GST collections declined 14 per cent, while stamp duty collections plunged 42 per cent, reflecting the sluggish stock market and lifeless property sector. Tax income from betting rose 24 per cent to S$740 million. Income tax revenue rose a modest 9 per cent to nearly S$4.8 billion. Property tax collections surged 66 per cent to cross the S$1 billion mark for the first five months of the year.(Straits Times 25 Jul 2001) (S12)

  From 4 Jul 2001, Singapore Pools will conduct all the Wednesday 4-D draws. The draws are currently conducted by the Singapore Turf Club. The change follows the cessation of Wednesday races at the Turf Club at the end of this month. (Straits Times 27 Jun 2001)

  In a recent judgement obtained by The Straits Times, Justice G.P. Selvam of The High Court said that the Civil Law Act does not prohibit gambling. It merely bars any attempt to recover debts derived from gambling. "It means the winner has no legal remedy against the loser to recover his wins," he said. The courts would not allow claimants to "sneak in" claims for gambling debts by disguising them as loans or contracts to buy gaming chips. Justice Selvam heard the case last November on preliminary issues. Junket operator QUEK Chiau Beng had sued his client, Mr Jimmy PHUA, for S$160,000. He claimed he sought repayment for a loan. The judge disagreed, noting that Mr Jimmy PHUA's debt was actually a gambling debt. (Straits Times 2 Jan 2001)