MBS fined S$475K for flouting casino rules

Rahimah Rashith
Rahimah Rashith
Marina Bay Sands receives its second set of fines in 2013. (AFP photo)

The Casino Regulatory Authority of Singapore (CRA)  imposed a financial penalty of $475,000 on Marina Bay Sands (MBS) for surveillance breaches on Wednesday.

Marina Bay Sands was found guilty of three counts of breaching Casino Control rules whereby a casino operator shall install, operate and maintain a casino surveillance system for its casino premises.

The casino regulator imposed a $150,000 fine on MBS for failing to retain casino surveillance footage during the period of Sep to April 2012. The footage was not retained by an undisclosed period required by CRA.

For failing to ensure a continuous recording of a specified casino surveillance footage during the period between December 2011 to June 2012, CRA imposed an additional S$100,000 fine.

The third fine of S$225,000 was for failing to have a notification system to provide audible as well as visual notification of specific failures in the casino surveillance system.

Last month, MBS was fined a total of S$115,000 for offences ranging from for failing to prevent Singapore citizens and permanent residents from entering and remaining on its casino premises without valid entry levies to failure to prevent six excluded persons from doing the same.

It was also previously slapped with a separate S$ 15,000 fine for not preventing a minor from entering its casino premises.

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