Tiong bahru to stop jackpot operations

Club must halt running machines by April 30, will dip into reserves to fund NFL team in Div 1 this year

Tiong Bahru Football Club's clubhouse at the People's Park Centre is still busy, a month before it is expected to close on April 30. The club have not met the Ministry of Home Affairs' criteria to operate jackpot machines, hence leading to the clubho
Tiong Bahru Football Club's clubhouse at the People's Park Centre is still busy, a month before it is expected to close on April 30. The club have not met the Ministry of Home Affairs' criteria to operate jackpot machines, hence leading to the clubhouse's shutdown.ST PHOTO: SHAMIR OSMAN

Tiong Bahru Football Club (TBFC) have vowed to maintain their presence in local football despite the impending closure of their main source of revenue - their gaming operations.

The Sunday Times understands that they have conveyed this message to their players even though the club is required by the Ministry of Home Affairs to wind down their fruit machine operations at their People's Park Centre clubhouse.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 25, 2018, with the headline 'Tiong bahru to stop jackpot operations'. Print Edition | Subscribe