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ST Poll: Not enough done staving off problem gambling

Seventy-five per cent out of the 99 respondents, indicated 'no' to the query. -- ST PHOTO: TERENCE TAN A MAJORITY of the respondents to The Straits Times poll asking whether enough has been done to keep problem gambling at bay, responded negatively. Seventy-five per cent out of the 99, indicated 'no' to the query. The poll was created in response to an article published in The Straits Times on Friday where foreigners living or working in Singapore are among a growing number of people whose families want them barred from the two casinos. According to the report, the number of exclusion orders issued has more than doubled in six months, from 123 as at last June, to 297 by December. On The Straits Times' Facebook page Siti Nor'aini Abdul Samat said: 'There is only so much that the government can do.' She feels that even though these 'hardcore gamblers' can be excluded from lo...

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