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Singapore casinos need to clear hurdles

9 March 2007

SINGAPORE – As reported by the ChannelNewsAsia: "The Home Affairs Ministry reiterates that casino operators in Singapore's two integrated resorts will have to clear suitability checks.

"Such checks are a continuing requirement even after a casino licence is issued, it adds.

"The comment came just days after the Genting-Star Cruises consortium, which won the Sentosa project, announced changes to accommodate their interests in both Singapore and Macau.

"The changes came after the Singapore government said that although Genting had won the bid to build the Sentosa integrated resort, that did not automatically qualify it for a licence to operate the casino.

"…In its latest statement, the Home Affairs Ministry said that all the bidders of the two integrated resort projects were fully aware of the requirements for probity checks on their management, shareholders, and other associates…"

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