Second Minister for Home Affairs, and Trade and Industry S. Iswaran said yesterday that Singapore is considering banning online and phone betting.
An officer from the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) has been charged in court today with taking more than $1.7m.
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A menstruating woman refused to budge from the baccarat table she had been gambling at for more than 12 hours - not even when her menses stained her clothes, the chair and the carpet.
TNP PHOTO: Choo Chwee Hua
CARDS, roulette tables and betting chips used to be the items seized whenever the police raided illegal gambling dens.
But not any more.
TNP PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: Mohd Ishak
Most people would break out in a cold sweat at the thought of placing a $400,000 bet on the turn of a single card.
Not cool-hand Han - as this businessman prefers to be known.
And he lost.
Mr Ye Hong Quan PICTURE: LIANHE WANBAO
He called himself the “god of gamblers” and claimed he could teach “sure-win” baccarat techniques.
But instead of winning, the students he taught lost at the gaming tables.
They barely earn enough to get by, yet they spend more than half their salaries on gambling activities.
And their numbers are rising, said the National Council on Problem Gambling.
TNP PHOTO ILLUSTRATION
A father was so hooked on soccer betting that he cashed out his 10-year-old son’s insurance policy to support his addiction.
PHOTO: Encore Films
Portraying one-half of a loud-mouthed, abrasive couple with veteran comedian Chapman To was an invigorating experience for Hong Kong singer-actress Fiona Sit (above, left).
GAMBLING knows no boundaries.
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