Tote Board is a statutory board under the Ministry of Finance.
The Board holds the legal rights to operate horse racing and totalisators, lotteries (4D, TOTO, Singapore Sweep) as well as sports betting (football and Formula One motor racing). Tote Board also exercises governance over its agents – Singapore Pools (Private) Limited (Singapore Pools) and Singapore Turf Club. Singapore Pools operates
4D, TOTO, Singapore Sweep and sports betting. Singapore Turf Club operates horse racing and totalisator operations.
As a broad-based grantmaker, Tote Board works closely with stakeholders and partners to identify social needs and challenges in six key sectors: Arts, Community Development, Education, Health, Social Service and Sports. It channels gaming surpluses generated from the operations of Singapore Pools and Singapore Turf Club, as well as from the collections of the casino entry levy, to fund worthy projects and programmes towards “Giving Hope and Improving Lives” of Singaporeans and the community.
Through these grants, Tote Board aims to achieve three strategic outcomes – providing equitable opportunities for vulnerable groups, building a resilient community, and enhancing quality of life for Singaporeans.
Singapore Pools was established in 1968 with the twin purpose of combating illegal gambling in Singapore and channelling its surplus from its operations to Tote Board for giving grants to worthy causes. It was acquired by and
became an agent of Tote Board in 2004. Singapore Pools is committed to being a responsible gambling operator that customers can trust - in 2012, it was conferred the highest accolade by the World Lottery Association in recognition of its responsible gambling practices. Singapore Pools is in the privileged group of being one of the three operators in Asia to achieve this certification.
Founded in 1842, Singapore Turf Club became an agent of Tote Board in 1988 and relocated to its current premises at Kranji racecourse in 1999. Singapore Turf Club channels its surplus from its operations to Tote Board for giving grants to worthy causes. The Club adopts a strong “Play Responsibly” stance. Through regular engagements with customers, it advocates a balanced approach towards enjoying the sport and thrills of horse racing, without adverse effect on customers’ finances or lifestyle. Singapore Turf Club offers horse racing as a sport and entertainment, with its racecourse premises used for wide-ranging recreational activities enjoyed by Singaporeans from all walks of life.