The Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) of Singapore has fined Resorts World at Sentosa Pte Ltd (RWS) $530,000 for four breaches of the Casino Control Act and its regulations. -- ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG
THE Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) of Singapore has fined Resorts World at Sentosa Pte Ltd (RWS) $530,000 for four breaches of the Casino Control Act and its regulations.
In the first breach, RWS reimbursed the entry levy payable by Singapore citizens and permanent residents (SCPRs).
A senior management staff of RWS had provided cash to SCPR media representatives for the purpose of paying for the levy payable by them for entry into RWS' casino premises to cover the launch of the Ladies Club.
Separately, in two instances, RWS failed to ensure that casino surveillance footage was retained for specified periods required by CRA.
A penalty was also imposed on RWS for failing to put in place a failure notification system to provide an audible as well as visual notification of specific failures in the casino surveillance system.
An RWS spokesman said they 'had cooperated with CRA on its investigations and has since taken steps to prevent any recurrence. As a responsible gaming operator, RWS respects and seeks to comply fully with Singapore's gaming laws and regulations'.