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Josephine Teo, Casino

$288m in casino levies collected in last 18 months

Published on Jul 11, 2012 6:00 AM

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.

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