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High-roller fails to void $6m Casino Debt

A Malaysian businessman who blew $10 million in credit within three days at the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) casino and settled nearly half the debt has failed in his court bid to void the outstanding $5.9 million.

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Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (Amendment No. 3) Notification 2018

This is to notify the amendments of paragraph 2 and the Schedule of the Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 32) Notification 2018.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 491; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 35) Notification 2018

The Minister exempts Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd from the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act from 13 August 2018 to 30 September 2018 subject to compliance with the conditions specified in the Schedule.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 490; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Resorts World at Sentosa Pte Ltd v Lee Fook Kheun

Betting, gaming and lotteries - Loans - Casino Control Act; Contract - Formation - Capacity of parties - Incapacity - Intoxication; Contract - Remedies - Rescission

Date: 31 July 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 173; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 34) Notification 2018

The Minister exempts Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd from the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act from 27 July 2018 to 30 December 2018 subject to compliance with the conditions specified in the Schedule.
Date: 26 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 475; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Remote Gambling (Exemption) (No. 3) Order 2018

The Minister for Home Affairs exempts the National Parks Board from Sections 11, 13, 15 and 17 of the Remote Gambling Act 2014, from 21 July 2018 to 3 August 2018, subject to compliance with the conditions specified in the Schedule.
Date: 20 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 470; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 33) Notification 2018

The Minister exempts Resorts World at Sentosa Pte Ltd from the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act from 19 July 2018 to 31 August 2018 subject to compliance with the conditions specified in the Schedule.  
Date: 17 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 466; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 32) Notification 2018

The Minister exempts Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd from the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act from 13 July 2018 to 13 August 2018 subject to compliance with the conditions specified in the Schedule.
Date: 12 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 464; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Government remains Firm not to allow Casino in Boracay

MANILA, July 11 (PNA) - Department of Local and Interior Government (DILG) Officer-in-Charge Secretary Eduardo Año on Wednesday assured the public that the government will not allow construction of a casino in Boracay Island.
Date: 11 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Public Entertainments (Exemptions) (Revocation) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 5 July 2018.
Date: 04 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 450; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Public Entertainments and Meetings (Exemption) (Amendment) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 5 July 2018.
Date: 04 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 451; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Casino Control (Casino Contracts) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 July 2018.
Date: 29 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 439; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Remote Gambling (Exemption) (No. 2) Order 2018

Under this Order, the Land Transport Authority of Singapore is exempted from the provisions Remote Gambling Act 2014 from 1 July 2018 to 11 January 2019. The exemption is subject to compliance with specified conditions.
Date: 28 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 427; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Reminder on Duty of the Operator of an Amusement Ride to Submit Any Safety Bulletin

This Circular is to notify all operators to submit a copy of the safety bulletin to the Commissioner within 7 days after receiving the bulletin from the designer or manufacturer of the amusement ride and the Commissioner should be informed before implementing any measure specified in the safety bulletin.
Date: 11 June 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Building & Construction Authority

AMLO expands Enforcement of Anti-Money Laundering Act

BANGKOK, June 18 (NNT) - The Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) has held discussions with the police and financial institutions on using the Anti-Money Laundering Act to seize the assets of online gambling and call center rings.
Date: 18 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Casinos may be allowed to operate after Gambling Law Amendment

Casinos will be allowed to operate in Myanmar after amendments are made to the Gambling Law by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), is enacted, said U Aung Naing Oo, director general of the Directorate of Investment and C ...

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Government remains Firm not to allow Casino in Boracay

MANILA, July 11 (PNA) - Department of Local and Interior Government (DILG) Officer-in-Charge Secretary Eduardo Año on Wednesday assured the public that the government will not allow construction of a casino in Bor ...

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High-roller fails to void $6m Casino Debt

A Malaysian businessman who blew $10 million in credit within three days at the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) casino and settled nearly half the debt has failed in his court bid to void the outstanding $5.9 million.

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (Amendment No. 3) Notification 2018 Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 35) Notification 2018 Resorts World at Sentosa Pte Ltd v Lee Fook Kheun more

AMLO expands Enforcement of Anti-Money Laundering Act

BANGKOK, June 18 (NNT) - The Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) has held discussions with the police and financial institutions on using the Anti-Money Laundering Act to seize the assets of online gambling and call cent ...

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