Singapore pools versus Casino is an apple orange comparison. What's the marketing force that make each tick?
Singapore pools: Have some fun, be entertained, if you lose, we'll consider it charity since we sponsor many sports and charities.
Casino: The glamour of risk taking, high life and being Bond 007.
It's not hard to see which one is more deadly.
Concentration in dollar sense. I put pins still end up sticking most in California.
jus glad i'm not a gambler and may it remain this way.
You'll Never Walk Alone! - i have the best job in the world!
One cannot compare Genting and LV as the geography distance is great, thus people cannot be going there everyday. But in a small community, the disease can spread fast bec getting there is a breeze.
The good news is because SIN is small, the degrade is quick and extensive, thus coming generation will have the chance to rebuild and learn that history lesson and norm will be restored again. This is price of civilization.
It's easy to blame the casino. With or without casinos, thieves will be thieves.
When I do right, no one remembers. When I do wrong, no one ever forgets.
I tend to agree on this one. Despite the argument on Singapore being small, vices are like cancer that rarely goes away.
Take for example prostitution, despite continual raids, the business continues the next day. We can nab 200 prostitute today, in a few days time, the numbers are refurbished.
Anyone who doubts this should hang out and observe the backlanes of our red light districts and see for themselves how it's behaving like cancer.
Chemotheraphy only works to that extend but they will be back sooner than you think.
I won't be surprise if more loansharks terrorises the neighbourhood, workers' productivity goes down, divorce rates surge, bankruptcy numbers increases, prostitution reaches the heartlands like never before, employee fraud becomes more common and petty thef increases.
btw...did anyone has statistics as to how the crime rate changed when singapore legalized prostitution in certain areas?
Then macau gone case, there are casino casino and more casinoes there, the whole place must be swarming with criminals.
"The casino industry is viewed by some as harmful to society. A high crime rate was one of the biggest problems that Macau's colonial Portuguese government had to face. Since Macau's return to China's rule in 1999, the public security situation has markedly improved. With the growth of the casino industry, a business called "bate-ficha" was developed and it is usually run by different triad societies." (Source: Wikipedia)
You will not feel the problem until you're a citizen there.
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Even our Aussie neighbour is paying the price.
"These latest statistics on the costs of gambling will no doubt show that problem gambling has enormous economic, social and public health costs to the Australian community that far outweigh the benefits derived from gambling revenue and employment in the industry." (Source)
The Chinese government had to put in a law so that mainland Chinese could only go to Macau once every three months. Apparently there were lots of county officials going there to spend public funds, who ended up losing it all or most of it...
Of course I read the paper.
"...we concluded that casinos increased all crimes except murder, the crime with the least obvious connection to casinos. Most offenses showed that the impact of casinos on crime increased over time, a pattern very consistent with the theories of how casinos affect crime. The crime-ameliorating effects of casinos through increased employment opportunities and wages for low-skilled people will be concentrated shortly after opening. Also, law enforcement agencies can frequently use casino openings to leverage greater immediate staffing increases, but are unable to sustain this growth."
Raw statistics without critical analysis can prove misleading. State and local police protection spending per captial for Nevada is USD 357 compared to Ohio's USD 235 based on 2006's data.
Another independent variable to consider before disecting the statistics:
"Nevada state and local governments ranked second to last in the percentage of spending for public welfare and first in the percentage devoted to police protection." (source: here)
Does this mean with casinos, more tax monies will be required to fund the police to keep crime rates comparable to non casino states?
This piece of information with Earl Grinols et al suggests so though, in my opinion.
i didn't see much police presence in macau, i've been there twice, and i wasn't just hanging about in the "rich part of town". in fact, i only went back to the hotel/casino area to sleep.
Don't see doesn't mean don't have :
"Right from the start plainclothes police officers were along side during the..." (source)
"Undercover officers of Macao's Public Security Police (PSP) yesterday targeted the five suspects... The police launched the undercover operation..." (source)
"...provincial investigation team paid two undercover visits in September." (source)