Singapore Pools & Singapore Turf Club Awarded Exempt Operator Status Under Remote Gambling Act
The Ministry of Home Affairs announced on 29 September that Singapore Pools (Pools) and Singapore Turf Club (STC) have been found suitable as exempt operators under the Remote Gambling Act. Following this announcement, Pools and STC had issued these press releases:
Pools: Singapore Pools to be issued Exemption Certificate for Remote Gambling Service
STC: Press Statement on Remote Gambling
Tote Board is a statutory board under the Ministry of Finance, established in Jan 1988. We exercise management oversight and governance over Pools, a wholly-owned private company of Tote Board, and STC, a proprietary club of Tote Board. We ensure that Pools and STC conduct their gaming businesses in a socially responsible manner.
Tote Board channels the gaming surpluses of Pools and STC as well as the collection of casino entry levies to grantmaking, to uplift the community, by Giving Hope to vulnerable groups and Improving Lives of all in Singapore.
As a broad-based grantmaking organisation that helps to contribute to nation-building, Tote Board supports diverse and worthy projects in the sectors of Arts, Community Development, Education, Health, Social Service and Sports. Over the last 10 years (up to Mar 2016), the Tote Board Group, comprising Singapore Pools and Singapore Turf Club, had contributed $6.1 billion to uplift the community by Giving Hope to vulnerable groups and Improving Lives of all in Singapore.
Tote Board’s approach to grantmaking is to work with stakeholders and partners to identify pressing needs and to curate and implement sustainable programmes, to benefit the community. Illustrations of our grants commitment include:
- Tote Board Social Service Fund at $350 Million for FY2016-FY2018
- Tote Board Community Healthcare Fund at $98.5 Million for FY2015-FY2019
- Tote Board Sporting Singapore Fund at $500 Million from FY2012-FY2016
- Development of Gardens by the Bay at $420 Million
- Development of National Gallery Singapore at $432 Million
The goal of Tote Board Group is to build a flourishing society in Singapore. We want to inspire positive change and contribute towards building an inclusive, resilient and vibrant community, while fostering a caring and compassionate nation.