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Title: Singapore's big gamble : the integrated resorts five years on
Authors: Toh, Andrew Yong Ren
Lim, Raphael Yeok Kiang
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Journalism::Reporting on public affairs and politics
DRNTU::Social sciences::Journalism::Reporting on business and finance
DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Social behavior
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: No other subject has so inflamed the passions of Singaporeans as the integrated resorts (IR). First proposed in 2004 by then Minister for Trade and Industry George Yeo, the subject immediately drew a maelstrom of views from the public. Five years on, it seems the worst fears have been misplaced. Opening their doors to the public just as the global economy was gathering pace after the 2008 financial crisis, the resorts helped Singapore’s economy roar back from where it had languished, far ahead of the recovery in neighbouring countries in the region. But along with the blistering financial and economic results came more sobering news. Numerous support groups have reported seeing a rise in the number of people seeking treatment for gambling addiction. As the country grapples with the repercussions of the resorts, both good and bad, questions have been raised about whether the integrated resorts have delivered as much as the government has promised. Those questions are still being asked today.
Schools: Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information 
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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