Latest CNNGo.com "Say What? with mrbrown" column: Why build a casino if you don't want people to gamble?
Looks like the free ride is over. The Marina Bay Sands (MBS) and Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) had to cancel their free shuttle bus services from the heartlands and the city area, after the government stepped in.
Some folks and members of Parliament complained that the buses were ferrying locals to the casinos, and The Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) saw it as the Integrated Resorts promoting gambling among heartlanders.
Soon after the complaints from the anti-gambling lobby, Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) stepped in and the buses stopped operating. It seems that a free bus service to the resorts will somehow lead more people to gamble. (cont'd)