27 Sep '16, 9am

[Mothership] Workers’ Party does morally upright thing by calling on govt to disallow online betting https://t.co/plv1RuJb0L

[Mothership] Workers’ Party does morally upright thing by calling on govt to disallow online betting https://t.co/plv1RuJb0L

The Workers’ Party notes with concern the applications from Singapore Pools and Singapore Turf Club (STC) to launch online betting services. There are no lack of legal gambling venues in Singapore, including the two casinos and hundreds of outlets accepting bets for Singapore Pools and STC. When the government decided to clamp down on remote gambling in 2014, it cited concerns about addictive behaviour and easy access to these games. Should the Government approve their applications, Singapore Pools and STC will have 24/7 virtual betting outlets available in almost every home and mobile device. This convenience may encourage Singaporeans to take up the habit and possibly become a gateway to more serious gambling. The social costs of gambling on families are well documented, and the number of problem gambling cases in Singapore has been on the rise. It makes little sense for...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2016/09/workers-party-does-morally-u...

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