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Tackling Challenges in Casino Gaming and Regulation Together
The 4th Singapore Symposium on Casino Regulation and Crime commenced on 28 July 2016.

The Casino Regulatory Authority of Singapore (CRA) launched the 4th Singapore Symposium on Casino Regulation and Crime on 28 July 2016. The two-day symposium serves as a platform for delegates from casino regulatory and enforcement agencies in Singapore and beyond to share their experiences regarding casino regulation and supervision.

“[The symposium] gives participating agencies the opportunity to share knowledge and experiences, hear different views and perspectives, and engage in reflection and discussion,” said Chairman of the Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) Mr Lee Tzu Yang during his opening address.

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Chairman of the CRA, Mr Lee Tzu Yang, emphasized the importance of the symposium in providing a platform for the exchange of experiences and ideas regarding casino regulation. PHOTO: Luqman Zulkifli


Among the speakers present at the symposium was Dr Jon Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of the Responsible Gaming Council, Ontario. Dr Kelly advised the CRA and the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) on measures to further prevent addiction and encouraged responsible gambling practices.

“Singapore is ahead of many jurisdictions in terms of gambling restrictions and safeguards…that prevent problem gambling,” said Dr Kelly, adding too that the country is in a good position to improve these safeguards.

Singapore’s approach to casino gaming was commended by several of the symposium’s speakers. They also regarded Singapore’s regulation and security enforcement measures as worthy of adoption by international gambling enforcement agencies.

“Singapore has a balanced approach in casino gaming… It aimed and has succeeded in encouraging growth but has also managed to deal with the social cost of gaming very well, making sure that they established organisations to deal with problem gambling and things like gambling addiction,” said Mr André Wilsenach, Executive Director of the International Centre for Gaming Regulation at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Mr André Wilsenach, Executive Director of the International Centre for Gaming Regulation at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Professor Seo WonSeok, Advisory Board Member for the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province’s Casino Regulatory Division and Dr Jon Kelly, CEO of the Responsible Gaming Council, Ontario. PHOTO: Luqman Zulkifli


The symposium also provides existing casino regulatory agencies with an avenue to share information and help other countries in Asia establish their own regulatory systems.

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Chairman of the CRA Mr Lee Tzu Yang (front row, centre) with members of Senior Management from the Ministry of Home Affairs and the symposium’s speakers. PHOTO: Luqman Zulkifli

 

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  1. by Jaiesh Sachi
  2. 28 July 2016
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