Limiting casino visits won't curb addiction: Counsellors

More people on visit limits, but experts say full abstinence best to stop problem gambling

A total of 5,035 people had been issued a third-party visit limit by the National Council on Problem Gambling as at the end of last year - about 14 times more than the 354 people given the visit limit when the scheme started in 2013.
A total of 5,035 people had been issued a third-party visit limit by the National Council on Problem Gambling as at the end of last year - about 14 times more than the 354 people given the visit limit when the scheme started in 2013.ST FILE PHOTO

The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has imposed a cap on over 5,000 people to limit the number of times they can visit the casinos here a month.

A total of 5,035 people had been issued a third-party visit limit as at the end of last year - about 14 times more than the 354 people given the visit limit when the scheme started in 2013.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 12, 2019, with the headline 'Limiting casino visits won't curb addiction: Counsellors'. Subscribe