Limiting casino visits won't curb addiction: Counsellors

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

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

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'. Print Edition | Subscribe