Fewer locals going to the casinos here, but more getting help for gambling problems

Counsellors who help gambling addicts welcome the higher levy, saying it will deter casual gamblers who visit the casino occasionally.
Counsellors who help gambling addicts welcome the higher levy, saying it will deter casual gamblers who visit the casino occasionally.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

SINGAPORE - Close to a decade after the two integrated resorts opened here in 2010, fewer Singaporeans and permanent residents (PR) are visiting their casinos, but more people are getting help for their gambling problems.

Last year, 967 people were counselled - the highest number since 2014 when 1035 people were counselled, going by data from the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG).

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