25 Feb '12, 10am

Counsellors call for more policing on online gambling: By Sara Grosse | Posted: 25 February 2012 1810 hrs SINGAP...

Counsellors call for more policing on online gambling: By Sara Grosse | Posted: 25 February 2012 1810 hrs SINGAP...

SINGAPORE: Counsellors who deal with gambling addiction said more should be done to police online gambling. Unlike casinos which have exclusion orders, it is much easier to gain access to online gambling. Counsellors said restrictions should be put in place as this is a growing concern for youth who are internet savvy. Ms Anne Chui, who is a counsellor at National Addictions Management Service (NAMS), Institute of Mental Health (IMH) said: "What can be done is the gambler himself can install a software in the computer that actually blocks out gambling site. I do see some of my patients doing that." But One Hope Centre is calling for tougher policies to be instituted to ban gambling online. Mr Chan Boon Huat, who is the Head of Volunteer Management & Programmes at One Hope Centre, said: "It will probably have to be stricter. The difference between pornography and gambling i...

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