Singapore to build first casino after four-decade ban - Saturday 12th of March 2005

Singapore, which fines chewing-gum importers as much as $122,000 and bans Playboy magazine, is relaxing its opposition to another vice: gambling.

The island-state plans to build its first casino, reversing a four-decade ban, as it seeks new industries to replace manufacturers that are moving to lower-cost operations in China and India.

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