05 Nov '11, 4am

Proxy gambling issue sparks outcry #Singapore

The government is exploring ways to prevent employers from sending their foreign workers to casinos to gamble in their place. Minister of State for Manpower Tan Chuan-Jin expressed his shock at the act of bosses using their workers as proxy gamblers, reported The Straits Times. Releasing a joint statement late on Friday, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and the Ministry of Community Development, Youth, and Sports (MCYS) said that they were not for the act, and would work together with both casino operators to monitor the casino premises for such cases. This comes after the same paper published a story on Friday about several businessmen -- some have exclusion orders blocking them from entering the casinos -- who have been sending their foreign workers to the casino at least once a week to gamble on their behalf. These workers will be armed with cash, notebooks and mobile pho...

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