08 Sep '11, 12am

Number of gamblers in Singapore seeking help for their addiction rises

Number of gamblers in Singapore seeking help for their addiction rises

Counselling centres say about seven in 10 of the gamblers they see say the casinos at Marina Bay Sands (above) and Resorts World Sentosa are the main reason for their money woes. Six of the bigger voluntary welfare organisations offering counselling to gamblers say they have been seeing more people since the casinos opened last year. -- PHOTO: ST FILE By Janice Tai The number of gamblers seeking help for their addiction has risen over the past year. And according to the counselling centres, about seven in 10 of them say the casinos at the integrated resorts are the main reason for their money woes. A check with six of the bigger voluntary welfare organisations offering counselling to gamblers showed they have been seeing more people since Resorts World Sentosa opened in February last year, and Marina Bay Sands in April last year. For example, a year ago, volunteer organisa...

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