07 Nov '11, 1am

More foreign workers urged to sign up for casino ban: Employers who want foreign workers to sign up for self-exc...

More foreign workers urged to sign up for casino ban: Employers who want foreign workers to sign up for self-exc...

Employers who want foreign workers to sign up for self-exclusion orders say they do this to protect the workers, who do not have the deterrent of a $100 casino entry levy. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN By Amanda Tan Chinese worker Zhang Chun Cong, 36, has never been to the two casinos in Singapore. And he may never get a chance to do so. The 36-year-old applied to exclude himself from the casinos on Thursday on the advice of his employment agency here, just three days after he arrived in Singapore. 'I didn't want to waste my hard-earned money gambling,' said Mr Zhang, who is working as a driver at a manufacturing firm. More employers and recruitment agents are encouraging their foreign workers to apply for voluntary exclusion from the casinos before they arrive in Singapore, or as soon as they set foot here. Some employers are even making it a hiring requirement. Please enable ...

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