Singapore Pools

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Singapore Pools
TypeState-owned company
Founded23 May 1968; 55 years ago (1968-05-23)
Area served
Key people
RevenueDecrease S$6,247 million (2013)[2]
Increase S$623 million (2013)[2]
OwnerGovernment of Singapore
ParentTote Board

Singapore Pools (Private) Limited is a state-owned lottery subsidiary company in Singapore. As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Tote Board, it is the only operator that is legally allowed to run lotteries in Singapore.


The head office of Singapore Pools along Middle Road[3]

Singapore Pools was incorporated on 23 May 1968 to curb illegal gambling in Singapore. It provided Singaporeans with a legal avenue to bet on lotteries, countering the rampant illegal betting syndicates that were present.[4]

Since 1 May 2004, Singapore Pools is owned by Tote Board, a statutory board under the Ministry of Finance.

Gambling operations[edit]


Singapore Pools currently operates three lottery games:

  • TOTO - a 6 out of 49 lottery drawn on every Monday and Thursday/Friday
  • 4D - a 'pick four' lottery drawn on every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Singapore Sweep - sweepstakes/raffle-style lottery drawn on the first Wednesday of every month

Sports betting[edit]

In addition, Singapore Pools is the sole legal bookmaker and totalisator for association football and motor racing betting.

Remote Gambling[edit]

On 29 September 2016, the Ministry of Home Affairs announced that Singapore Pools would be granted an exemption under the Remote Gambling Act 2014, allowing it to offer online and telephone gambling for 4D and TOTO lotteries, football and motor-racing.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Appointment of Mr Kaikhushru S. Nargolwala as Chairman of Singapore Pools (Private) Limited". Singapore Pools. 29 June 2021. Retrieved 3 July 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Singapore Totalisator Board - Annual Report 2012/2013" (PDF). Tote Board. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 May 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Contact Details". Singapore Pools. 5 May 2021. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  4. ^ Singapore Pools, Corporate Profile
  5. ^ "Singapore Pools to be issued Exemption Certificate for Remote Gambling Service". Singapore Pools Website. Retrieved 29 September 2016.

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