Why The Panic? Singapore Casino Issues

Posted: November 4, 2010 in Uncategorized

Singapore News extract

4th Nov 2010   Thur

The casinos are located within just a 700 sq.km city state, so what's the different about the factor of convenience?

 Reader may also refer to the previous article on this blog: “Casino Inducement vs Convenience” dated 3rd Nov.

 It is interesting that the two IR casinos are located merely within the city fringe, in itself already very convenient to the local population.  Travelling to the IR casinos is extremely easy via public transportation (e.g. MRT, buses, taxi, cars etc.). And yet the city state’s social scientists and community members are crying aloud, saying that it shouldn’t make it too easy for gamblers!? (via AXS electronic payment for entrance fees).  In the first place, putting two huge casinos in the mere 700 sg.km stateland is already an informed decision (and hotly debated) a few years ago. Everyone would fully understand the implications – making it very easy for locals to access casino gambling and a trade off for economic development.

Such an outcry in the news media today is useless.  Social scientists should start to think of more effective means to cut-off casino inducement to young families and youth population instead of barking on tiny “convenient” issues.  The fact remains, the casino localities are already extremely convenient for local populations.

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Comments
    • parachute says:

      Singapore government should find out a good way to prevent Singapore youth to become gambling addict. Otherwise even the two Casino might contribute a lot to the growth of economic. But they also destroy the next generation of Singapore.

  1. fred says:

    I personally feel government should have restrict all singaporean to enter the casino. Government say RWS and MBS is to promote tourism for overseas visitor, THEN THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD RESTRICT SINGAPOREAN FROM ENTERING THE DAM CASINO!!!
    THE GOVERNMENT HAVE MADE A DAM BAD DECISION AND IN YEARS TO COME, MANY SINGAPOREAN WILL BE BROKE AND CAUSE MANY FAMILY PROBLEM DUE TO CASINO.

    THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD WAKE UP THEIR IDEA NOW BEFORE ITS TOO LATE.

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