29 Jul '11, 9pm

IRs here have not created more gambling addicts: CRA

SINGAPORE - The presence of the Integrated Resorts (IRs) here has not caused a spike in the number of gambling addicts, said Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) chairman Richard Magnus yesterday, citing a study done by the Institute of Mental Health. Speaking at a question and answer session at the 23rd Singapore Law Review Annual Lecture, Mr Magnus said that the study concluded that gambling addiction numbers before and after the establishment of the IRs remained the same. What the IRs did, though, was provide "just another avenue for gambling", said Mr Magnus. He added: "The thinking is that some of these gamblers moved away from the traditional gambling areas and move into casinos." Responding to a question on the social impact of casinos, CRA chief executive Lau Peet Meng, who was also at the event, revealed that the authorities are studying overseas models where it is c...

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