Four more clubs end jackpot operations, two await appeal

Employees at Tiong Bahru Football Club closing up for the night at 11.06pm yesterday, the final day of their jackpot operations. The club have appealed to the Ministry of Home Affairs for an extension of their licence to operate jackpot machines and
Employees at Tiong Bahru Football Club closing up for the night at 11.06pm yesterday, the final day of their jackpot operations. The club have appealed to the Ministry of Home Affairs for an extension of their licence to operate jackpot machines and are expecting a reply tomorrow.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Four more clubs have shut down their fruit machine operations after failing to meet the stricter criteria imposed by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

Last July, the MHA announced tighter regulations governing licences given to clubs to operate jackpot machines, with seven clubs being told later to wind up operations by yesterday because they did not meet the criteria.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 01, 2018, with the headline 'Four more clubs end jackpot operations, two await appeal'. Print Edition | Subscribe