09 Nov '11, 10am

Alex Au says recent media coverage on foreign-worker #gambling in #Singapore casinos is disingenuous, even a PR move

Alex Au says recent media coverage on foreign-worker #gambling in #Singapore casinos is disingenuous, even a PR move

I know of someone who has an even more interesting theory. With no evidence, it is impossible for me to say how true this is, but I’ve had enough experience in the background machinations of public relations to tell you, it’s quite a plausible theory. This someone thinks the underlying agenda is to “cleanse” the integrated resorts of foreign workers. Too many of them visiting would take their brands down-market. These workers don’t spend a lot of money in there, so the resorts don’t fully welcome them. Unfortunately, the operators cannot explicitly bar them from entering otherwise they’d be accused of racial or class discrimination, creating a controversy that would hurt their international brand image.

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