Singapore Creates New Self-Exclusion Program for Problem Gamblers

Singaporean gambling laws - GamingZion

From now on, players living in Singapore are able to voluntarily exclude themselves from non-casino gambling venues.

Local gambling news announced that the state launched a new centralized self-exclusion system, which includes not only casinos, but also other types of gambling venues located across Singapore. Now players who fear their gambling habit might have gotten out of control can voluntarily sign up to be included on the self-exclusion lists.

The system was created by the Responsible Gambling Forum and launched at the beginning of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week. It allows players to ban themselves from using their phone betting accounts opened with Singapore Pools and Singapore Turf Club.

Gamblers included on the list will also be excluded from jackpot rooms located in social clubs and casinos.

Tightly regulated gambling market

Singaporean gambling laws are pretty clear and cover activities such as lottery games, casinos and sports betting operations. The country has four old laws which regulate the local market and the only thing missing is an online gambling legislation.

According to the Common Gaming Houses Act, the Betting Act, the Private Lotteries Act and the Betting and Sweepstake Duties Act, all forms of gambling and casino games are forbidden unless other regulations explicitly allow them.

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