$288m in casino levies collected in last 18 months
Singaporeans and permanent residents paid a total of $288 million in casino levies in 2011 and the first six months of this year.
Last year, $195 million was collected while another $93 million was collected from January to June to this year.
Singaporeans and permanent residents who want to enter the casinos here have to pay $100 for a daily entry levy or $2,000 for an annual entry levy.
Ms Josephine Teo, Minister of State for Finance, revealed the figures in parliament on Tuesday without giving a breakdown of how much was collected in daily and annual levies.