Lottery Singapore offers a selection of games such as Toto, 4D and Sweep. Players can also make sports bets on football and motor racing. However, only the licensed betting operators are allowed to offer these activities in Singapore.
The Tote Board is a statutory body that oversees lotteries and sports betting in Singapore. It regulates Singapore Pools, the authorised lottery operator in the country.
Toto is one of the most popular gambling activities in Singapore. It was first introduced in 1968. Today, it has evolved to include six numbers from 1 to 49. This form of lottery was previously known as 5/49 and 6/42. In 2016, the game became online.
As Singapore’s government lifted restrictions on the COVID-19 in 2020, the number of people who bet on lotteries and sports increased. Those who bet with unlicensed or illegal operators face fines of up to SGD10,000.
IGT Global Services has signed a six-year contract with Singapore Pools to provide the lottery system. Singapore Pools will deploy IGT’s Aurora central system to support a significant number of daily transactions.
Sports betting in Singapore rose by 40%. It was the largest bet in the past decade. During the financial year ending March 2022, SGD9.2 billion was spent on sports and lottery bets.
The four most popular games in Singapore were 4-D, Toto, Sweep and the Toto lottery. Each of the games benefited from the boost in gambling spending.
In a survey conducted by the National Council on Problem Gambling, four out of 10 Singaporeans reported that they gambled at least once a month. Meanwhile, the probable rate of pathological gambling was 1.1 per cent.