Harian Update 2021

There has been a reduce in the fee of gambling participation in Singapore, according to the Countrywide Council on Issue Gambling (NCPG).

In its 2020 Gambling Participation Study, the NCPG discovered that 44% of Singapore people aged 18 and in excess of participated in at minimum 1 sort of gambling activity, in comparison to 52% in the earlier study, carried out in 2017.

The in general possible pathological and dilemma gambling (PPPG) prices among the residents remained reduced at 1.2%. But equally the possible pathological gambling level and the probable challenge gambling rate did demonstrate an boost from 2017, with the former mounting from .1% to .2%, and the latter soaring from .8% to 1%.

The median regular monthly betting quantities, even so, reduced from SG$30 (US$22.2) in 2017 to SG$15 in 2020. A total of 89% of gamblers guess SG$100 or less for each month, whilst just .3% bet with huge amounts of far more than SG$1,000 per month.

“The gambling landscape proceeds to evolve swiftly,” said NCPG Chairman Tan Kian Hoon. “NCPG will function with the governing administration to review gambling-related developments and suggest on measures to reinforce defense of these vulnerable to the harms of gambling.

“To mitigate the risks of on the internet gambling and gambling dangers in electronic game titles, specially amid the pandemic, the NCPG will be stepping up our community education endeavours on the danger of challenge gambling. The NCPG will also continue to function with our companions to ensure that assist solutions continue to stay obtainable to everybody.”

The survey also discovered that repeated gamblers had been a lot more most likely than non-repeated gamblers to have lousy self-regulate when gambling, with all those gamblers with bad self-regulate additional possible to regret their gambling.

Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for Social and Family Enhancement, commented: “The Government routinely opinions our regulatory framework and social safeguards throughout all gambling items to make sure they continue to be relevant in addressing new gambling merchandise and developments.

“Amid emerging gambling goods and hazards, we need to and will proceed to protect persons and their households from the harms of problem gambling – especially those people who are extra vulnerable. Households and the neighborhood proceed to enjoy an critical job, such as encouraging these affected by trouble gambling to find help early.”