Gambling is regulated tightly through strict laws with the objectives of maintaining law and order as well as to minimise potential harm to the society. Gambling activities are prohibited unless they are exempted or licensed. The gambling-related legislation include the Common Gaming Houses Act, Betting Act, Remote Gambling Act, Private Lotteries Act, and the Casino Control Act.
The Casino Regulatory Authority was formed with the purpose of:
CRA works closely with the National Council on Problem Gambling to curb problem gambling and implement social safeguards.
- Ensuring that the management and operation of casinos in Singapore remains free from criminal influence and exploitation;
- Ensuring that gaming in the casinos is conducted honestly; and
- Containing and controlling the potential of a casino to cause harm to minors, vulnerable persons and the society at large.