RWS Gets Letter Of Censure

1 Jan

SINGAPORE : The Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) has taken disciplinary action against Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) for making changes to surveillance plans that were previously approved.

CRA said the casino operator contravened the Casino Control Surveillance Regulations.

As part of the process to get a gaming licence, Resorts World Sentosa had to submit plans for its surveillance camera systems. It then received its licence, and opened in February.

But according to a statement by the casino authority, changes were made to the approved plans between March 29 and April 29 this year.

These were specifically for the surveillance of the Maxims Platinum Club for high rollers. The changes were discovered before the club opened on May 28.

Nonetheless, regulators on Friday issued a letter of censure after several months of investigations, which included allowing the integrated resort to respond to their findings.

They appear to have taken a tough stand on this to show that any changes could have compromised the security of the gaming floor.

Resorts World has since implemented additional procedures to ensure strict compliance with the surveillance plans approved by CRA at all times. It said it will first seek clearance before making any future changes.

Separately, five Indian nationals were charged in court on Friday morning with using fake casino chips at Marina Bay Sands.

The chips had a face value of S$1,000 each, and the men allegedly tried to exchange them for smaller denominations of real chips.

If convicted under the Casino Control Act, each man faces a fine of up to S$150,000 or a jail term of up to seven years.

– CNA/al

Channel News Asia

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