It’s an eye-opener that gambling has proliferated to the extent it has in the East (“Playboys of the Eastern World”, October 31). People are finding places like Macao and Singapore easy to fly to. But seeking pleasures in gambling can turn into a nightmare with dire consequences on family life.
SANJIV GUPTA, Australia Over the years, Indians have begun to blindly imitate the West’s casino culture. Now we appear to be incompetition with the Chinese in packing Asia’s hottest casinos in Macao and Singapore. Why not imitate China in terms of its development in all spheres of life?
A.SRIKANTAIAH, Bangalore It’s a pity that Indian citizens are wasting such huge amounts of money at casinos abroad when the country is in the grip of double-digit inflation. Whether the money is black or white, it definitely burns a hole in Indian economy and fills up the coffers of Singapore and Macao.
PAWAN KUMAR FANGARIA,
Noida Diwali is a time when gambling becomes a kind of must-do activity for people arranging parties at their homes or other venues. The gambling scene is quite active in India but nobody does it in the open. With Macao and Singapore emerging as the latest hubs for the great gambling industry, Indians flocking to the major gamble tables there comes as
no big surprise, especially given that the air fare to both places is lower than that to some domestic destinations.