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Singapore Government

National Council on Problem Gambling

National Council on Problem Gambling

The Council helps individuals and their families deal with problem gambling and seeks to minimise the impact of problem gambling on society.

What We Do

National Council on Problem GamblingOur mission is to work with the community to reduce the impact of problem gambling on individuals, families and society.

Key Responsibilities:

1. To provide advice and feedback to the Ministry on social concerns related to problems arising from gambling.

2. To execute Exclusions and Visit Limits in accordance with the Casino Control Act and within prevailing policies on social safeguards.

3. To support and implement effective programmes with regard to:

  • Public education and outreach on problem gambling;
  • Public communications and consultation of stakeholders on gambling-related issues;
  • Responsible gambling practices by legalised gambling operators;
  • Research into problem gambling; and
  • Prevention and treatment services for problem gamblers and their families.

The Ministry provides Secretariat support to the Council.

Council Members

The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) is a council comprising 17 members with expertise in psychiatry and psychology, social services, counselling, legal, rehabilitative as well as religious services. 

Council Chairman

Mr Sim Gim Guan
Executive Director, Singapore National Employers Federation

Council Vice-Chairman

Mr Soh Wai Wah
Principal & CEO, Singapore Polytechnic

Mr David Wong
Chairman, Republic Polytechnic's Board of Governors


Mr Abdul Hamid Abdullah
Deputy Chairman, Casa Raudha Limited

Dr Cecilia Chu
Clinical Psychologist, Raffles Counselling Centre, Raffles Hospital

Mr Nicholas Aaron Khoo
Director, Khoo Cap One Pte Ltd

Ms Annie Lee
Executive Secretary, Association for Professionals Specialising in Addiction Counselling, Singapore

Mr Jackie Lee Choon Yau
Chairman & CEO, clickTRUE Pte Ltd

Mr Tanguy Lim Yuteck
CEO, Law Society Pro Bono Services

Mr Samuel Ng
CEO, Montfort Care

Mr Seah Chin Siong
President and CEO, Singapore Institute of Management

Prof Seng Boon Kheng
Head of Social Work Programme, School of Human Development and Social Services, Singapore University of Social Sciences

Mr Sowaran Singh
Family Mediator (Family Dispute Resolution), Family Justice Courts

Dr Tan Hwee Sim
Consultant Psychiatrist, Raffles Counselling Centre, Raffles Hospital

Mr Tan Yew Beng
Managing Director, Locker & Lock Pte Ltd and Chairman, Joo Chiat Citizens' Consultative Committee

Mr P Thirunal Karasu
Managing Director, Singcorp International Pte Ltd

Dr Terence Yow
Divisional Director, AMKFSC Community Services Ltd

Background of NCPG

The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) was appointed in August 2005 by the Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS)* as part of Singapore’s national framework to address problem gambling.

The Council’s first two-year term began on 31 August 2005.

*The Ministry was restructured on 1 November 2012 to become the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF).