'Stringent' system in place to safeguard jackpot funds, say SPL clubs with fruit machines

To operate fruit machines, clubs need to be granted a permit under the Private Lotteries Act, which is to be renewed annually provided a host of conditions are met.
To operate fruit machines, clubs need to be granted a permit under the Private Lotteries Act, which is to be renewed annually provided a host of conditions are met.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has reminded the Singapore Premier League (SPL) clubs holding permits to operate jackpot machines to remain vigilant in their operations.

This comes after The Straits Times reported on Sunday (Feb 24) that a female employee from Hougang United - one of six SPL clubs running such operations - had been charged in court for allegedly misappropriating $278,200 from their clubhouse operations.

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