27 Jul '11, 1pm

More foreigners bar themselves from casinos

More foreigners bar themselves from casinos

In the seven months since the application process was made easier for foreigners to exclude themselves from the casinos, the number of foreigner self-exclusion orders have shot up dramatically. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE IN the seven months since the application process was made easier for foreigners to exclude themselves from the casinos, the number of foreigner self-exclusion orders have shot up dramatically. As of last month, 12,660 foreigners have barred themselves from the casinos compared with about 50 last November. They make up about 70 per cent of all self-exclusion orders currently enforced by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), the rest, or 5,389 self-exclusion orders, are for Singaporeans and permanent residents. The jump in foreigner exclusion orders came after NCPG wrote to employers of foreign workers earlier this year to inform them about the ord...

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