The Singapore Pools (Private) Limited is the only legal lottery operator in Singapore. It is also the sole legal totaliser for motor racing and association football. They offer a variety of betting games, including Toto, Singapore Sweep and 4Digits.
Having said that, Singapore Pools encourages players to be responsible gamblers. Gambling is a risk and players should not borrow money or gamble with unlicensed operators. If you have a gambling problem, contact the National Council on Problem Gambling.
Singapore Pools offers a wide range of services, including online betting, telephone gambling, motor racing, and other forms of gaming. They also provide information on safe online gambling sites.
In a survey, it was found that 44% of Singaporeans gambled in the past year. Singapore Pools advises people to bet responsibly and never borrow money to place a wager.
It is also important to note that there are strict laws against gambling in Singapore. Anyone who places a wager with an unlicensed or illegal operator can face fines of up to SGD10,000. This is in addition to any fines imposed by the IRAS, which regulates lottery betting in Singapore.
The government-owned company was first introduced in 1968. Over four decades, the Singapore Toto Lotto has evolved from a primitive form of gambling to a progressive jackpot.
In April 2015, Toto was the second most popular gambling activity among Singaporeans. Two lucky punters won a $10 million Toto grand prize in January 2022.