Singapore toughens policy, fines

Under a revised and soon to be enacted Casino Act, the city state can fine gaming concessionaires Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa for up to 10 percent of gross revenues for non compliance with stricter responsible gambling policies. Amendments to the legal frame work stress self exclusion by locals above all. Casino Regulatory Authority of Singapore has fined both operators for a total of USD $188,000 for breaching social safeguard requirements between 1 November 2011 and 30 April 2012.