Chan Chun Sing: We want to protect the financially vulnerable who can ill afford casino gambling
Posted by temasektimes on June 8, 2012
Third-party casino exclusion will also be extended to 12,000 individuals who are receiving short to medium term ComCare assistance which provides short term assistance to low-income families to support them.
Speaking to queries from the media, Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Chan Chun Sing said the latest measure is part of its move to strengthen existing social safeguards and to protect the financially vulnerable from casino gambling.
“We want to protect the financially vulnerable who can ill afford casino gambling. The 2011 NCPG Gambling Participation Survey showed a small but increasing proportion of low income gamblers who betted large amounts. We want to move proactively to address this,” Mr Chan said.
He added that gambling remains a ‘multi-faceted’ problem and more safeguards will be put into place to protect the vulnerable members of society.