The migrant workers falling into debt traps in Singapore’s casinosPearl Lee & Justin Kor, South China Morning Post · November 5, 2017 at 7:54 am It is 4.30am on a Saturday and Raja*, 35, is sprawled on the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade in Singapore, watching a YouTube clip on his mobile phone. He’s had a long night and there’s still some time to go – the migrant worker from Chennai in India is waiting for subway services to begin so he can return to his dormitory some 25km away.Raja does not have much money on him, not after a night gambling and losing S$300 (US$221) at the nearby Marina Bay Sands casino. That amounts to nearly a fifth of his monthly salary. “I will take the taxi back if I win money. If I don’t win, I will just sleep here. Many people do that,” Raja says, despite having to work in the morning at a door company.