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Casino player rights: Stay Protected in Online Casinos

Online casino gaming is hugely entertaining, but only if you can play in a safe way. The good news is that licensed UK casino sites are not only safe but offer the highest quality service possible. Of course, some sites are better than others, which is why we test and review them all. However, in general terms, a licensed online casino is a safe…
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All About Different Casino Licenses In The World

The world of casinos is doubtlessly a thrilling and lucrative industry. It has captivated the imaginations of millions of people around the globe. However, the establishment and operation of a casino require proper licensing to ensure fairness, transparency, and responsible gambling practices. And for that, you'll always need to ensure that the…
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Singapore Gambling Regulatory Authority to Crack Down on Use of Crypto Assets

Singapore's new gambling regulator, the Gambling Regulatory Authority (GRA), announced it has no plans to legalise the use of cryptocurrency within its land-based gaming industry as it continues to explore the use of crypto across video game and social gaming platforms. In what appears to be a continuation of Singapore's general opposition to the…
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Singapore Gambling Regulatory Authority to Crack Down on Use of Crypto Assets
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Singapore Regulator Prohibits Cryptocurrency Usage in Physical Casino

The newly formed Gambling Regulatory Authority (GRA) has announced a complete ban on the use of cryptocurrencies in land-based casinos, reported Inside Asian Gaming. Albert Yeo, GRA's General Counsel, stated that casinos have no appetite for the volatile revenue stream associated with cryptocurrencies. The agency aims to prevent digital currencies…
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Singapore Regulator Prohibits Cryptocurrency Usage in Physical Casino
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Singapore gambling regulator flags crackdown on cryptocurrencies in online gaming space, complete ban for land-based casinos

Singapore's new gambling regulator, the Gambling Regulatory Authority (GRA), says it has no plans to legalize the use of cryptocurrency within its land-based gaming industry as it continues to explore the use of crypto across video game and social gaming platforms. In what appears to be a continuation of Singapore's general opposition to the…
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Fun Facts of Online Casino Singapore

The History of Casino in Singapore The Casino Control Act, the Gambling Control Act, and the Gambling Regulatory Authority of Singapore Act are three of the statutes that govern gambling in Singapore. To control gaming in Singapore, the Casino Regulatory Authority of Singapore (CRA) was reconstituted on August 1 to create the Gambling Regulatory…
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SG Gambling Industry Legislation: Land Based and Online Casinos

It has been a time of exciting news in Singapore after social gambling was declared legal in the country. While it has not always been illegal, there has not been a fine line defining what is perceived as social gambling in Singapore and if it is really permitted. This means social gambling in Singapore has been operating in a gray area for years.…
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SG Gambling Industry Legislation: Land Based and Online Casinos
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Singapore: Physical social gambling at home becomes legal, but online betting remains banned as new regulator is created

As of Monday, physical social gambling among family and friends has been legalized in Singapore. Under the new Gambling Control Act, the activity has to take place in an individual's home and cannot be conducted in the course of any business or for the private gain of any person not participating in the gambling. According to the Ministry of Home…
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Singapore: Physical social gambling at home becomes legal, but online betting remains banned as new regulator is created
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Singapore’s New Gambling Regulatory Authority Is Cracking Down On Lootboxes

Another country is taking a stand against lootboxes in games with Singapore's newly-created Gambling Regulatory Authority looking to enact stricter regulations to combat what it believes to be a "blurring of the lines between gambling and gaming." The GRA will be taking over the regulation of casinos and gambling services, including lootboxes, from…
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Singapore’s New Gambling Regulatory Authority Is Cracking Down On Lootboxes
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Gambling Regulatory Authority watchdog launched in Singapore

Some five months after ratifying new regulatory legislation and the government of Singapore has reportedly inaugurated its new Gambling Regulatory Authority watchdog as a direct replacement for its former Casino Regulatory Authority body. According to a report from GGRAsia, the official appearance of the new watchdog follows the previous British…
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Gambling Regulatory Authority watchdog launched in Singapore
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Singapore Inaugurates New Regulator to Get Ahead of New Gambling Trends

On August 16, Singapore inaugurated its new Gambling Regulatory Authority (GRA), which will take over from the Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) and will aim to practice a holistic approach toward the whole of the gambling industry, encompassing all new gambling products that are available on the market. The GRA inauguration ceremony took place on…
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Singapore Inaugurates New Regulator to Get Ahead of New Gambling Trends
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Singapore appoints new regulator to broaden gambling scope

Singapore has officially brought together and inaugurated its new Gambling Regulatory Authority (GRA), which will take over from the old Casino Regulatory Authority. The new regulator will now have control over a range of gambling services within the island nation - including lotteries, casinos, sport betting and loot boxes in online video…
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Singapore appoints new regulator to broaden gambling scope
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Singapore’s Gambling Regulatory Authority inaugurated

The Gambling Regulatory Authority of Singapore (GRA) was inaugurated at a ceremony on Tuesday. The new body - taking on the work of the former Casino Regulatory Authority and adding some new responsibilities - is led by a chief executive, Teo Chun Ching. He held the same rank at the predecessor entity. The ceremony was attended by Josephine Teo,…
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Singapore’s Gambling Regulatory Authority inaugurated
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Gambling Regulatory Authority inaugurated in S'pore as new products emerge

SINGAPORE - A central body that aims to stay ahead of new and global trends, and respond more adequately to emerging gambling products, was inaugurated on Tuesday (Aug 16). The Gambling Regulatory Authority (GRA) will regulate a sweeping range of gambling services, including those offered in casinos and lotteries, as well as sports betting and loot…
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Gambling Regulatory Authority inaugurated in S'pore as new products emerge
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Social gambling among family, friends at home legalised from Aug 1 as new laws take effect

SINGAPORE: Social gambling among family and friends in homes has been legalised under new laws that took effect on Monday (Aug 1). Although it was not illegal, social gambling was not clearly defined under previous laws. Under the new Gambling Control Act, definitions are set out for social gambling. Among them, the activity has to take place in an…
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Social gambling among family, friends at home legalised from Aug 1 as new laws take effect
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New laws on social gambling in Singapore to take effect from Aug 1

SINGAPORE - Social gambling in the form of playing mahjong and poker with family and friends at homes will be legalised from Monday (Aug 1). While not currently illegal, social gambling is not clearly defined in current laws. The new laws will set clear parameters for what is acceptable. Other changes under the new Gambling Control Act will make it…
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New laws on social gambling in Singapore to take effect from Aug 1
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S'pore Legalises Social Gambling In Homes From 1 Aug, Time For Mahjong With Friends & Family

A popular social pastime among many Singaporeans is playing mahjong or poker with friends at home. While this was not illegal before, it also was not explicitly allowed. But that will soon change. The Gambling Regulatory Authority of Singapore Act (GRA Act) and the Gambling Control Act (GC Act), which were passed on 11 Mar, will take effect from…
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S'pore Legalises Social Gambling In Homes From 1 Aug, Time For Mahjong With Friends & Family
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Marina Bay Sands to Hold Two-Day Walk-In Recruitment Fair

The casino industry in Asia continues to recover from the impact of the pandemic-related restrictions, proves an advertisement for a two-day recruitment fair at Marina Bay Sands. The casino resort operated by Marina Bay Sands, a subsidiary of Las Vegas Sands, will hold the first walk-in recruitment fair since 2020 on May 30-31, looking to fill in…
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Singapore extends Marina Bay Sands casino license until 2025

Singapore's Casino Regulatory Authority has renewed the casino license of Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd for three years, until 26 April 2025. Renewal of the Singapore integrated resort's casino license was confirmed via a short message on the CRA's website this week, which stated that it had "assessed that MBS has fulfilled the requirements set out in…
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Singapore extends Marina Bay Sands casino license until 2025
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Singapore's parliament passes bills to legalize social gambling, criminalize proxy betting, create new regulator

Singapore Parliament passed Friday in second and final reading the Gambling Control Bill, which legalizes social gambling, as it criminalizes underage and proxy gambling, seeking to protect the vulnerable through prohibition as a part of tighter safeguards. Lawmakers also passed a bill that will set up the Gambling Regulatory Authority around…
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Singapore's parliament passes bills to legalize social gambling, criminalize proxy betting, create new regulator
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Gambling Control Act ratified in Singapore

The parliament of Singapore reportedly approved the city-state's proposed Gambling Control Act on Friday alongside a measure that will see the jurisdiction establish an official regulatory agency for all local forms of gambling. According to a report from GGRAsia, the government for the former British enclave earlier asserted that the provisions…
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Gambling Control Act ratified in Singapore
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Singapore gambling reform bills passed by Parliament

Under the Gambling Regulatory Authority of Singapore Act 2022, Singapore's Casino Regulatory Authority will be renamed the Gambling Regulatory Authority of Singapore. The new bill consolidates gambling regulatory expertise, which previously resided in different segments of government agencies, including the Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA), the…
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Singapore gambling reform bills passed by Parliament
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MPs raise concerns about emerging forms of gambling as law is updated

SINGAPORE - Two MPs on Friday (March 11) expressed concern with young people being exposed to gambling, as amendments to the law were approved to keep up with technology changing the way people gamble, and blurring the lines between gambling and gaming. Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Tan reiterated that a key change, allowing social…
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MPs raise concerns about emerging forms of gambling as law is updated
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Two Bills Introduced in Parliament to Overhaul Singapore's Gambling Regulatory Regime

On 14 February 2022, the Gambling Control Bill (" GC Bill ") and the Gambling Regulatory Authority of Singapore Bill (" GRA Bill ") were read for the first time in Parliament. Their introduction marks the next stage of the reform of Singapore's gambling regime, which began in 2021 with the Ministry of Home Affairs' (" MHA ") recommendation for a…
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Two Bills Introduced in Parliament to Overhaul Singapore's Gambling Regulatory Regime
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Upcoming changes in Singapore’s gambling laws

Currently, the statutes which cover all aspects of gambling in Singapore are the Betting Act 1960 (the BA), the Common Gaming Houses Act 1961 (the CGHA), the Private Lotteries Act 2011 (the PLA), the Casino Control Act 2006 (the CCA) and the Remote Gambling Act 2014 (the RGA). However, advancements in technology have made gambling products more…
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Upcoming changes in Singapore’s gambling laws
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Bills Introduced in Singapore Parliament to Remodel Gambling Regulations

Two bills introduced for First Reading in the Singapore Parliament on 14 February aim to address the evolving landscape of gambling in Singapore. Specifically, the Gambling Regulatory Authority of Singapore Bill expands the mandate of the Casino Regulatory Authority-a statutory board-by reconstituting it to establish the Gambling Regulatory…
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Singapore Gambling Reform Bills Pass First Reading in Parliament

Bills that would reform land-based gambling in Singapore and establish a new regulator have passed their first readings in the country's parliament on February 14. Under the Gambling Regulatory Authority of Singapore Act 2022, Singapore's Casino Regulatory Authority would be renamed the Gambling Regulatory Authority of Singapore. It would consist…
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Singapore Gambling Reform Bills Pass First Reading in Parliament
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Gambling Habits in Different Nations

Even though the gambling industry is rather young to the scene, it is without a doubt one of the most profitable sectors in the world. In 2020, its global revenue exceeded $400 billion. Not only that but there are thousands of people employed in this sector. For some regions/nations, gambling is actually one of the biggest contributors to the…
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Establishment of New Gambling Regulator in Singapore Faces Delays

The establishment of a new gambling regulator in Singapore has been delayed. In July, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had said it wanted to launch a new gambling regulator, the Gambling Regulatory Authority (GRA), this year but Tan Tee How, Casino Regulatory Authority chairman says the schedule has been delayed. He said the Covid-19 pandemic had…
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Establishment of New Gambling Regulator in Singapore Faces Delays
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LVS Executive and Gaming Industry Icon Andrew MacDonald Retires

A senior executive of Las Vegas Sands based in Singapore retired and left the company, Inside Asian Gaming media reports. Andrew MacDonald, corporate senior vice president, and chief casino officer at the Las Vegas gaming giant and its global subsidiaries, is already on leave until his official end date arrives in the coming weeks, having spent…
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LVS Executive and Gaming Industry Icon Andrew MacDonald Retires
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Dynam looks to get casino video slots into Singapore

Hong Kong-listed Dynam Japan Holdings Co Ltd says Singapore regulatory approval is being sought for a series of casino video slot machine products it has been involved in developing. Macau-approved units of the series, which feature a "pachinko game concept" have already been installed in two casinos in Macau. The seeking of Singapore approval was…
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