28 Nov '13, 4am

Singapore mulls blocking gambling sites, ads and payments

Singapore mulls blocking gambling sites, ads and payments

Online gambling could be banned in Singapore under new laws it is considering as part of efforts to curb such activities. New regulations could see access to betting websites blocked, and advertisements promoting them being prohibited, according to S. Iswaran, Singapore's second minister for Home Affairs, in a Straits Times report on Thursday. Payments to remote gambling operators may also be blocked, he added. Such activities "can potentially become a source or conduit of funds for other illegal activities and syndicated crime", said Iswaran, at the launch of the third Symposium on Casino Regulation and Crime at the Police Cantonment Complex. Enforcement agencies will also be empowered to act against facilitators, middle-men, and service providers. Online gambling sites such as these may be blocked in future in Singapore. (source: onlinecasinos.com.sg) Iswaran noted that ...

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