08 Sep '11, 4am

Gambling Addiction on the rise in Singapore....

".....about seven in 10 of them say the casinos at the integrated resorts are the main reason for their money woes. " - See article below. . The PAP govt had many options to keep the economy healthy but it decided to take a short cut by building 2 casinos which it chose to call Integrated Resorts to obscure the harm caused by gambling. The govt collect large tax revenues from these entities and passes the big problems an under-funded agency known as the NCPG ( http://www.ncpg.org.sg/ ) - the amount of funding for the NCPG is not even enough for the finger food and free drinks they give out at the casinos. The other organisations that chip in are churches and volunteer groups. Who benefits the most from these casinos? The shareholders of Las Vegas Sands and Resorts World who now make several billions a year from these casinos. The Singapore govt held out this bogus argument...

Full article: http://singaporemind.blogspot.com/2011/09/gambling-addict...

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