Tag Archives: gambling

ANGMOH GUNMAN ATTACK CASINO IN PHILIPPINES, LIKELY A ROBBERY AND NOT TERRORISM

A lone gunman attacked a casino, fired shots and set fire to gambling tables at Resorts World Manila earlier today, causing panic in the country which has already been on high alert. People could see smoke billowing from the building and heard loud bangs as others got injured fleeing for their lives. There are no casualties so far. The Islamic State rushed to claim responsibility but the police later clarified it was likely a robbery. They said the man, reportedly a Caucasian, ran straight for the casino chips and did not aim his rifle at anyone in particular. He poured gasoline on gambling tables and tried to steal US$2.27 million worth of chips. The police has since recovered the stolen amount.

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MALAYSIAN PR BORROW FROM 18 MONEY LENDERS, GETS EMPLOYER & COLLEAGUES IN HOT WATER

Later, I actually got to known through my assistant manager previously that this staff had borrowed money from several unlicensed money lenders and licensed money lenders. He also told me that there were calls made to my restaurants' phone lines and also to my kitchen manager, all looking for the same staff Kenny Cheong asking for payments. My assistant manager also interviewed the staff personally and he did admit to borrowing from 14 unlicensed money lender and 4 licensed money lender.

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S’POREAN PUNTERS LOST MORE THAN $2.7 BILLION TO GAMBLING IN 2016?

S’poreans are the 2nd biggest gambling losers in the world? It states that “This is no anomaly. Australia fritters away more money per person gambling than any other country. According to H2 Gambling Capital, a consultancy, the average adult lost $990 in 2016; 49% more than Singaporeans, the next-biggest losers.” Does this mean that the average adult Singaporean lost about S$930 (US$990 divided by 1.49 x 1.4)? Since the adult population was about 2.9 million in 2016 – does it mean that we lost about $2.7 billion ($930 x 2.9 million) in a year?

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S’POREANS ARE WORLD’S BIGGEST GAMBLERS BECAUSE WE SEE NO HOPE IN OUR FUTURE?

Anyway, my take is that a lot of people gamble because it is the only “hope” for them. They see no “hope” in their jobs in the future. As they get older, their wages start to fall and they also fear losing their jobs (retirement study commissioned by the Ministry of Manpower). They see no “hope” in their lifestyle in the future, as the cost of living keeps rising (most expensive city in the world, The Economist).

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ANGRY GAMBLERS CAN’T COLLECT WINNINGS DUE TO S’PORE POOLS GLITCH

Gamblers all over Singapore were in an uproar this weekend when they found that they could not collect their winnings from Singapore Pools this weekend. According to a Lianhe Wanbao report, one Chinese man, Mr Wang Guozhi, had tried to collect $1,500 worth of football winnings on Sunday but was surprised when he went to 2 separate betting stations in Toa Payoh and could not collect his money.

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CATHOLIC CHURCH: GOVT SHD CLOSELY MONITOR GAMBLING SITUATION

In any form of state or public policy, the Church stands not only for the protection of every person’s individual rights but also the promotion of the good of all in society. The effects of excessive gambling go beyond affecting just an individual, especially if the gambler is a bread winner.

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