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Singapore might block all forms of gambling

Singapore might block all forms of gambling

Singapore is considering to adapt new laws which would ban all forms of gambling as well as online gambling and sports betting. The new regulations would not online block websites and force ISP's to ban certain sites, but it would also apply to advertising promoting sports betting on events. According to Singapore's second minister for home affairs, S. Iswaran, even payment processors and payment channels to online gambling operators could also be blocked.

When asked why the country would adopt such stern and drastic measures, S. Iswaran said "such activities can potentially become a source or conduit of funds for other illegal activities and syndicated crime. Under our laws, the provision of gambling is not permitted unless specifically allowed for, by way of an exemption or license.  However, our current laws do not expressly address remote gambling as they were enacted before the Internet era."

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