23 Feb '12, 10am

Drop in local gamblers visiting RWS and MBS casinos in 2011

Drop in local gamblers visiting RWS and MBS casinos in 2011

At the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) casino, which opened in February 2010, the number of local gamblers fell by 31.7 per cent from 199,783 in 2010 to 136,434 last year. -- ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG By Huang Lijie Some 200,000 Singaporeans visited the two casinos here in 2011, said Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Chan Chun Sing. The number of domestic casino gamblers at each of the casinos also dropped from 2010 to 2011. At the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) casino, which opened in February 2010, the number of local gamblers fell by 31.7 per cent from 199,783 in 2010 to 136,434 last year. Background story Read also: More low-income gamblers betting large amounts: Survey For the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) casino, which opened in April 2010, the number dropped by 8.9 per cent from 150,691 in 2010 to 137,259 last year. Please enable JavaScript to view the commen...

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