The Straits Times
Published on Oct 22, 2012

Need for cooperation among gaming regulators: S. Iswaran


Collaboration between casino gaming regulators worldwide is important to effectively tackle cross-border syndicated crimes, said Mr S. Iswaran, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office.

Speaking to some 200 delegates at an annual conference for international gaming regulators, Mr Iswaran said on Monday that the risks associated with gaming are common to all jurisdictions.

They include money-laundering, organised crime, cheating and problem gaming.

Mr Iswaran, who is also the Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade and Industry, added that the risks will become more complex as crime syndicates operate across borders and share information and use communication technology to avoid detection by enforcement agencies.