11 Apr '11, 8am

"No casino? I’ll kill myself" One way or another, society will pay for having casinos.

The government knew well that such cases will happen with the building of the 2 casinos (or as they termed it well, Integrated Resorts). But hasn't it always been that the "wong cilik" (or the little man in the street) could be sacrificed for the greater good of all? This lady's case is just one of the many thousands (not reported) that surfaced since the two "Integrated Resorts" came into being. So to mitigate their guilt (and greed) from allowing these IRs to be built, the government had put in place "counter-measures" to prevent people from over-extending themselves. You have the exclusion order, councils and what not to advise on problem gambling etc. So they'll tell you "don't say I didn't do anything to prevent such cases from happening. We've got an army of scholars to think through thoroughly for us before we decided. So its your fault if you can't control yourself...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/singaporescene/no-casino-l...

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