The Singapore government is to introduce stricter rules about the availability and use of slot machines in the city-state’s social clubs. Any clubs that do not meet a new test regarding the scope of their non-gaming amenities will be required to cease slot machine operations by April 30, 2018, said the Ministry of Home Affairs in a statement.
Nearly a third of the 1,900 jackpot machines in 82 social and football clubs here will be removed over the next two years as part of tighter regulations to protect people from the dangers of 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.