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15 under investigation for their involvement in illegal buying, selling of casino chips from MBS

February 12, 2024 Singapore Casino & HotelCrime & Legal

Nine persons have been arrested by Singapore police for their involvement in the unauthorized buying and selling of casino chips, as well as unapproved foreign currency and remittance operations at Marina Bay Sand; six more are under investigation.

A two-day multi-agency enforcement operation at Marina Bay Sands resulted in the recovery of mobile phones, cash, and casino chips valued at SG$140,000 (US$104,000). The ages of the people taking part in these activities range from 28 to 49.

According to preliminary investigations, these individuals offered unapproved services to casino patrons, including remittances, foreign currency conversion, and the buying or selling of casino chips. The police reiterated their zero-tolerance approach against illegal conduct, praised Marina Bay Sands for providing crucial information, and vowed to move quickly to prosecute offenders.

If proven guilty of providing payment services without the necessary license, offenders risk fines of up to SG$125,000 (US$93,000), up to three years in jail, or both. If found misusing casino chips on casino property for reasons other than gaming or tipping, offenders risk fines of up to SG$10,000 (US$7,400), up to one year in jail, or both.

Original story by: IAG

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