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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Sands casino in Singapore stops selling shark fin

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 11:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Sands casino stops serving shark fin The US-owned Marina Bay Sands casino in Singapore has announced it will stop serving shark fin at its restaurants, the latest boycott of the contentious delicacy welcomed yesterday by animal rights activists. The casino, part of Las Vegas gaming magnate Sheldon Adelson's portfolio, said the removal of shark fin ...

  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore's bureaucrats must declare casino visits in bid to stop graft

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Tough rules on casino visits designed to curb graft Singapore civil servants must declare casino visits under new rules introduced yesterday, months after a senior anti-graft official was charged with embezzling state money to fund his gambling habit. Civil servants must declare within seven days if they have visited the city-state's two casinos more than ...

  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore casinos hit with heavy fines for failing to deter local gamblers

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse The two Singaporean resorts were found to have breached laws aimed at deterring locals from gambling Casinos hit with heavy fines over violations Singapore's two casinos have been fined more than US$1 million since they opened in 2010, mostly for violating laws aimed at deterring locals from gambling, official data showed yesterday. The mark was passed ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore anti-graft official charged with fraud

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 03:24pm by AFP

    ... casino gambling habit. Edwin Yeo Seow Hiong, 39, an assistant director at the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB), is accused of misappropriating S$1.76 million (HK$10.79 million) worth of government funds. Yeo faces additional charges under Singapore’s tough anti-corruption laws for using the money to gamble at a casino and forgery after he allegedly duplicated a receipt voucher worth ...

  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    How tiny Singapore became big player in match-fixing

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... the southern tip of peninsular Malaysia has a popular horse-racing track and its two casinos are among the hottest in the world, raking in a combined total of US$5.85 billion last year. The Singapore ... 5.4 million. There are also dozens of illegal football betting outfits. Gambling is so entrenched that to keep them away from the casinos, the government has levied an US$80 charge ...

  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore's old order ready for fall, says candidate Tan Jee Say

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... reliance on migrant workers. "Now there is a high influx of foreign workers. The current problem started from 2003, when the Singaporean government decided to have casinos. It's not the way to develop the economy. In 2004, when Lee Hsien Loong took over as prime minister, he lifted the floodgates that allowed a massive influx of foreign workers for the casinos and related ...



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