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Pinoy to Pay Hefty Casino Entrance Fee

A proposed bill in Congress will impose a P3,500 entrance fee for all Filipinos patronizing casinos. Addicts to Hell looks at the consequences of Singapore barring their citizen from entry to casino. The Japanese Government is also studying Singapore's policy to exclude its citizens before they legalize casino gambling in the land of the rising sun.

Misamis Oriental Rep. Peter "Sr. Pedro" Unabia said this entrance fee will discourage financially inadequate persons from entering casinos. Under the existing laws, residents must have a gross income of at least P50,000 for the previous year to be allowed to play. This income had to be certified by the Bureau of Internal Revenue. This requirement is neither observed nor imposed in practice. Based on the existing laws, built-in controls such as the issuance of player tracking system (PTS) cards or loyalty cards for casino patrons had been implemented.

Unabia said it is alarming that many Filipinos want to gamble instead of doing something more concrete to improve their lives other than waging hard-earned money in gambling, particularly, in casinos. "The imposition of an entrance fee will discourage the locals from gambling in casinos," [the Philippine Star, 1 Sep 2014].

Pinoy to Pay Hefty Casino Entrance Fee

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A proposed bill in Congress will impose a P3,500 entrance fee for all Filipinos patronizing casinos. Addicts to Hell looks at the consequences of Singapore barring their citizen from entry to casino. The Japanese Government is also studying Singapore's policy to exclude its citizens before they legalize casino gambling in the land of the rising sun.

Misamis Oriental Rep. Peter "Sr. Pedro" Unabia said this entrance fee will discourage financially inadequate persons from entering casinos. Under the existing laws, residents must have a gross income of at least P50,000 for the previous year to be allowed to play. This income had to be certified by the Bureau of Internal Revenue. This requirement is neither observed nor imposed in practice. Based on the existing laws, built-in controls such as the issuance of player tracking system (PTS) cards or loyalty cards for casino patrons had been implemented.

Unabia said it is alarming that many Filipinos want to gamble instead of doing something more concrete to improve their lives other than waging hard-earned money in gambling, particularly, in casinos. "The imposition of an entrance fee will discourage the locals from gambling in casinos," [the Philippine Star, 1 Sep 2014].

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