Resorts World Sentosa has been fined by Singapore’s Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) after the casino operator failed to implement a system of internal controls approved by the regulator.
Singapore.- Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) has been fined SGD75,000 (US$55,448) by the Casino Regulatory Authority. The fine was imposed after the casino operator failed to implement a system of internal controls approved by the regulator as required by the Casino Control (Internal Controls) Regulations 2013.
The RWS penalty was revealed in the CRA’s 2020-21 annual report, which reports that the regulator collected almost SGD48m in income from licensing fees.
In April 2020, Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs said it would set up a new, concentrated body called the Gambling Regulatory Authority, reconstituted from the current CRA, to supervise the whole betting industry in the country from 2021.
Singapore to ease travel restrictions for some inbound travellers
Authorities in Singapore have announced a shorter 10-day quarantine for travellers coming from a list of “Category 3” countries.
The 10-day quarantine will apply for arrivals who have spent their last 14 days in Austria, Bahrain, Bhutan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Fiji, Greece, Iceland, the Republic of Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, the Maldives, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom or the United States.
Tourists will be required to have a Covid-19 test when they arrive and another on their 10th day in the country. Visitors arriving from Category 2 countries, which include France, Finland, Italy, Japan, Portugal and Spain, will still have to undergo a 14-day quarantine.
In August, authorities announced that people coming from Hong Kong and Macau will not be required to undergo the 14-day quarantine. Singapore also began testing a quarantine-free travel corridor with Germany and Brunei for fully vaccinated travellers from September.