Wednesday, September 15, 2010

IRs Stop Free Shuttle Services

Excerpts (The Above Web):

The Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) has issued directives to the two Integrated Resorts (IRs) to stop their free shuttle bus services with immediate effecta apart from certain destinations spelt out in the law regulating casino advertising such as the airport and hotels ... Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) had initially announced on its website that it will cease its bus services plying housing estates on Sunday night. However, RWS stopped its free shuttle services yesterday afternoon after receiving the directive from the CRA ... The outcome of the free shuttle bus services provided by the IRs came to light on Wednesday, after the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) said it is seen as promoting gambling among heartlanders ... Bay Sands (MBS), its paid bus routes serving Orchard Road and Outram, and its free shuttles to some hotels were suspended at midnight on Thursday except for its airport shuttle bus service which remained in operation yesterday ...


The authority acted so abruptly because General Election is around the corner or else it will take longer time to issue the guideline. Somehow the 2 IRs have to behave that they are good corporate citizens of Singapore. More importantly, my guess is earliest date the Parliament will be dissolved in next sitting (15 Sep 2010 Wed), i.e. today 1.30pm. PM will set the tone for the election. Stay tune for the ongoing event.

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