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Casino visit limit for financially vulnerable to kick in from Saturday

Published on May 28, 2013 9:59 AM
 
Guests at the entrance to the casino at Resorts World Sentosa. From Saturday, financially vulnerable casino patrons will have a cap imposed on the number of times they can enter the casino each month. -- ST FILE PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA

From Saturday, financially vulnerable casino patrons will have a cap imposed on the number of times they can enter the casino each month.

The cap will differ from person to person as it depends on the individual's circumstances. Factors such as frequency and number of casino visits, credit record, work situation and information provided by family members will be taken into consideration.

Individuals or family members may voluntarily apply to limit the number of casino visits a person can make a month or a committee from the National Council on Problem Gambling may impose it upon an individual.

Individuals will receive a letter from the council, requesting them to furnish information on their financial situation. The individual will then be given a chance to object to the visit limit if he wishes to. Those imposed with the visit limit may be referred to counselling, rehabilitation or special education thereafter.