Singapore Regulator Fines Casinos Over Lax Entry Controls


SINGAPORE--Singapore's casino regulator said Tuesday it has fined the
city-state's two casino resorts for failures to enforce strict
casino-entry controls in incidents that occurred from late 2011 to
early 2012.

Marina Bay Sands, operated by U.S. gambling group Las Vegas Sands
Corp. ( LVS ), was fined 130,000 Singapore dollars($ 106,000) for the
disciplinary breaches, while Genting Singapore PLC's (G13.SG) Resorts
World Sentosa was fined S$ 100,000, the Casino Regulatory Authority
said on its website.

The breaches--which occurred between Nov. 1, 2011 and April 30,
2012--include allowing some local residents to enter or remain in the
casinos without paying the required entry levy, and failing to prevent
minors and several banned individuals from entering the casinos.

Under Singapore law, casino operators must ensure that Singapore
citizens and permanent residents seeking entry into their casinos pay
entry levies of S$100 a day and S$2,000 a year, and check that these
patrons don't exceed their allotted period of stay.

Operators must also ensure that all patrons are at least 21 years old
and haven't been banned from entering casinos here under mandatory or
voluntary programs.

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