Efforts to discourage people from gambling still fall short

Singapore’s gamble to build casinos may have paid off from the economic standpoint, but regrettably, the impact on its people is not so positive (“More Singaporeans gambling butnumber of hardcore gamblers holds steady”; March 27).

As corporate honchos and businesses maximise profits, the people suffering misery and hardship are their customers and those related to them.

Frequent visits to casinos feed the addiction to gambling, leading to severe consequences for compulsive gamblers and their families.

Despite full awareness of the harm that gambling can do, efforts to deter or discourage people from this vice still fall short.

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