Singapore casino exclusions hit high of 175,680

The number of people who are not allowed to enter Singapore’s two casinos has reached a high of 175,680, almost four times the 47,178 placed under exclusion orders in June 2011. The measure was introduced to help curb problem gambling four years ago. 

People can apply to exclude themselves or put family members on a list if they feel they are at risk. The figures from the National Council on Problem Gambling show 130,556 people were under self-exclusion orders as of last month and about 90 percent are foreigners living or working in Singapore.