26 Nov '11, 12am

Go-ahead needed for casino-related statements, interviews (via ST iPhone App)

Go-ahead needed for casino-related statements, interviews (via ST iPhone App)

Casino operators must now get prior approval before giving interviews or releasing media statements on anything casino-related, the Government said on Friday. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN Casino operators must now get prior approval before giving interviews or releasing media statements on anything casino-related, the Government said on Friday. It said the recent news of a Singaporean woman who won more than $400,000 at Marina Bay Sands had made gambling more attractive. Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Chan Chun Sing also told the media to not 'inadvertently send the wrong message' to the public when covering casino stories. As part of the amended Casino Control (Advertising) Regulation, statements from Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands on casino-related matters will now have to be vetted by the ministry before being disseminated to the...

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