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Online Gambling sites to be blocked ......

Postby Barnsley » Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:04 am

According to the leading local online news portal.

The gambling cat is well and truly out of the bag ......

Why even bother!
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Postby JR8 » Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:36 am

Meanwhile, let's open one of the biggest casinos in Asia.

Brilliant!!

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:38 am

Don't ___, don't ___ and don't ___. The government hates competition


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Postby JR8 » Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:53 am

I remember soc.culture.singapore*, (c20yrs ago) self-policed by PAP-kiddies, to 'rebuff' and 'rebut' anything anyone didn't agree with. That was back when they still thought they could control opinion/comment on the internet.

How little has changed.



* For the younger lot here. This was essentially before the www/web. You didn't have websites (apart from porn lol). You had e-mail, and 'bulletin boards' where people simply discussed topics, no graphics, or HTML, just text.

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Postby AngMoG » Fri, 29 Nov 2013 1:30 pm

Just read the half-chinese bird cage liner's title page today... they spun it along the lines of "we do this to protect all those poor people who would otherwise end up in debt and destroy their families". And if you look at that not-so-old paper's website, they have a story titled "Online betting made his life hell".

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Postby Fortan » Fri, 29 Nov 2013 2:08 pm

Anyone with a vpn can go to those websites. I'll NEVER understand censorship in any shape or form. Just saying....

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Postby Barnsley » Fri, 29 Nov 2013 2:41 pm

Fortan wrote:Anyone with a vpn can go to those websites. I'll NEVER understand censorship in any shape or form. Just saying....


Its to be seen to be doing something...

Goes down well with the vocal complainers I guess.
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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 29 Nov 2013 5:24 pm

JR8 wrote:I remember soc.culture.singapore*, (c20yrs ago)
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* For the younger lot here. This was essentially before the www/web. You didn't have websites (apart from porn lol). You had e-mail, and 'bulletin boards' where people simply discussed topics, no graphics, or HTML, just text.


It's called Usenet, and it actually still exists. It's mainly used (still) to facilitate piracy.

Google Groups is basically a web client for Usenet:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum ... .singapore

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 29 Nov 2013 6:19 pm

AngMoG wrote:Just read the half-chinese bird cage liner's title page today... they spun it along the lines of "we do this to protect all those poor people who would otherwise end up in debt and destroy their families". And if you look at that not-so-old paper's website, they have a story titled "Online betting made his life hell". :roll:


Ah so benevolent what, protecting the tax revenue garnered from the poor people. Yah dat online gambling ah, so bad - not like Marina Bay Sand (minimum entry fee $500 of chip), oh, dat? a source of national pride right.

p.s. Thx ZZM for the link. Wow! That weird little corner of the internet still exists. I'll have a root around and try and see if I can get a feel for what it's like these days (It used to feel very 'wild west'. People with access to computers and the internet (rare to very rare, back then) getting bullied by the PAP-Youth... lol.

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Postby aster » Fri, 29 Nov 2013 7:50 pm

Why not open up to the industry and have online companies operate from Singapore, just like the financial sector? Then they can regulate it, get revenue from it, create jobs, etc.

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 29 Nov 2013 8:31 pm

aster wrote:Why not open up to the industry and have online companies operate from Singapore, just like the financial sector? Then they can regulate it, get revenue from it, create jobs, etc.


All of the big ones are already well established and operating from places like Isle of Man and Gibraltar. Just take 'bwin' for example (yes, the Real Madrid 'bwin'). They're in Gibraltar, and on the London Stock Exchange. I can't imagine that's because they found amazing local talent there. :lol:

http://www.google.co.uk/finance?cid=11779297

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Postby aster » Sat, 30 Nov 2013 8:00 am

Same with Malta, or rather particularly Malta as the Isle of Man and Gibraltar don't host as many big names combined. And the biggest one is still in the UK.

These companies can also have regional offices that deal with a particular market or region even, so Singapore could become a hub for all of Asia with the appropriate legislation and openness.

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Postby queenkaylef » Sun, 01 Dec 2013 10:16 am

yes i reckon it should be banned. it destroying life's.

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Postby AngMoG » Sun, 01 Dec 2013 11:20 am

queenkaylef wrote:yes i reckon it should be banned. it destroying life's.


Destroying life's what?

Gamblers will gamble, whether you block this part of gambling or not. Even so, those who want to continue to gamble online can just go via VPN.

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Postby aster » Sun, 01 Dec 2013 12:29 pm

And how is forex any different, or those CFD trading places?


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