Tag Archives: Online Gambling

WP MP PRITAM SINGH GRILLS PAP ON ONLINE GAMBLING, GOVT JUST TRYING TO MAKE MORE MONEY

The most common reaction I have heard from Singaporeans to the news of the issuing of exempt operator licenses is that the Government just wants to “make more money”. While am sure the Minister will refute this accusation vigorously, the fact remains that a large part of legalised gambling revenue goes into the state’s coffers. Is providing for exempt operators a way to redirect gambling spending away from illegal overseas operators to local operators, which are owned by the Tote Board? If so, this only fuels public speculation that the Government simply wants a piece of the huge global internet gambling pie, and that this is a revenue-raising exercise done at the expense of Singaporeans’ welfare.

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WP MP LEON PERERA: LEGAL ONLINE GAMBLING WILL TEMPT S’POREANS TO GAMBLE FOR 1ST TIME

I have filed the Parliamentary question below on the government's move to allow online gambling. Those who are currently using illegal online gambling sites may not switch to the two new legal sites, especially if they think they can get better odds on overseas sites. However the presence of legal online gambling may tempt some Singaporeans who were afraid of taking the illegal route to experiment with legal online gambling for the first time. After all, it's legal, right? Once they try it, they might get hooked. They and their loved ones could then pay the price. Instead of switching illegal online gamblers to local, legal sites, the government's move could expand the total population of online gamblers both legal plus illegal.

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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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TOC CHIEF EDITOR: IS PAP GOVT GOING TO LEGALISE ONLINE SEX BROTHELS NEXT?

Minister for Social and Family Development, Tan Chuan Jin has earlier said that the online gambling exemption for Singapore Pools and Singapore Turf Club does not expand what has been offered by the two local gambling operators. Then why not extend that same logic to vice? Online sex websites for licensed operators should also be allowed to be operated since the operators do not offer new services. The kind of stupid logic that the government can come up with.

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SHOULD I BREAK UP WITH FIANCE OVER HIS ONLINE GAMBLING HABIT?

My husband-to-be is an addictive gambler, help me. Normally he bets on 4D, ToTo, but it's not a small amount. One bet can be up to $50. This is really frustrating as we're getting married soon but he doesn't seems like he has a lot of savings, which we desperately need... Recently he even started asking money from me, from small amount like $10 to $100 now.

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