Tighter regulations for clubs with jackpot machines to guard against problem gambling

Clubs with jackpot machines will soon face tighter regulations as part of moves to protect patrons from the harms of gambling, said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday (July 20). The new measures, to be rolled out over the next two years, include more stringent criteria for jackpot machine permits, tighter quotas for the machines, and restricting access to rooms where they are housed.

Visitor arrivals to Singapore up 4.4% in first four months of 2017

Visitor arrivals to Singapore rose 4.4 per cent year on year in the first four months of 2017, with China emerging as the top source market for travellers. According to preliminary figures from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), Singapore received around 5.79 million visitors during that period, of which 1.1 million were from China.