Starting from Monday, Singapore residents and Permanent Residents will be able to voluntarily self-exclude themselves from selected non-casino gambling venues, such as those at the SAFRA National Service Association, HomeTeamNS and NTUC Clubs.
The centralised self-exclusion system that was launched by the Responsible Gambling Forum (RGF) on Monday also extends the existing casino exclusion regime to include major operators here, such as Singapore Pools and the Singapore Turf Club. More operators will come onboard in August, including the People's Association Staff Club and the National Service Resort & Country Club.
This means an application to self-exclude from both casinos and other non-casino gambling venues can now be done online in one application, using one's Singpass.
"While the Government has moved to make casino social safeguards robust and stringent, the community has always been concerned with the comparatively weaker social safeguards in place for non-casino gambling," said RGF co-chair Patrick Liew, who is also the chairman of Ayer Rajah Citizens' Consultative Committee.
"This is a move in the right direction to strengthen responsible gambling measures for non-casino gambling."
Non-gambling operators are now also expected to build and improve their responsible gambling capabilities through staff training, and casino operator Resorts World Sentosa will develop and run a customised training curriculum for staff of private lottery clubs.