Pools is the only legal lottery operator in Singapore, incorporated in 1968 to
curb illegal gambling. It provides a legal avenue for betting in Singapore.
Since 1 May 2004, Singapore Pools is owned by Singapore Totalisator Board, a
statutory board under the Ministry of Finance.
Singapore Pools' stated aim is to provide a legal avenue for betting in
Singapore to counter illegal betting syndicates, and to devote surplus earnings
towards worthy causes that serve the needs of the community.
One of Singapore Pools' first projects was to raise funds for the Singapore
National Stadium, operated by the Singapore Sports Council. To this end,
Singapore Pools contributed S$14.5 million towards the project. It also helped
the Stadium repay a government loan of $7.8 million meant as start-up money for
a stadium management corporation.
Singapore Pools remains a major sponsor for the
Singapore Sports Council. Money
from Singapore Pools is distributed to various National Sports Associations (NSAs)
and other organizations. In return, Singapore Pools is acknowledged as Partner
Singapore Sports Council
The Singapore Sports Council (Abbreviation: SSC; Malay: Majlis Sukan Singapura)
is a statutory board under the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and
Sports of the Singapore Government.
It is the lead agency tasked with developing
a holistic sports culture for the nation.
Singapore National Stadium