Lottery Singapore is an online gambling option that offers players the chance to win money through a simple system. It is operated by Singapore Pools and can be played from anywhere in the world with a desktop computer, mobile phone or tablet.
The lottery industry in Singapore is regulated by the Tote Board. It is a statutory body that oversees lottery operator Singapore Pools and the Singapore Turf Club, which runs horse races.
Currently, Singapore Pools operates three main lottery games: 4-D, Toto and Singapore Sweep. It also offers sports betting on cricket, football and horse racing.
A Gojek driver, who wanted to be identified only as Mr Cho, spends up to $400 a week on football games at Singapore Pools, which he said is the most popular lottery game in the country. He says he plays on Premier League matches and the World Cup too.
Mr Cho is a member of the Tote Board, and has been playing lotteries since the 1970s. He said he enjoys the variety of games that Singapore Pools offers.
He said he also uses the casino to place bets on international soccer games and World Cup matches. He has won several times, and hopes to buy a new house if he wins the jackpot.
The Singapore government has recently relaxed Covid-19 curbs, which saw punters come out in force. A total of $9.2 billion was spent on bets on lotteries and sports in the Tote Board’s last financial year, which ended in March 2022 – a spike of about 40 per cent from the previous year.