Commingling of pools is the process where one totalisator organisation combines its wagering pool with another to create one common dividend. With a bigger betting pool, customers can enjoy greater dividend stability and potentially better dividends.
Singapore Pools is commingling its totalisator pools as the "host" with Tabcorp's Victoria (Australia) pools on Singapore races. This means that customers in Victoria are betting into our pools on our races, thereby creating a bigger pool.
Singapore Pools is commingling its WIN and PLACE betting pools into Tabcorp's New South Wales (NSW) WIN and PLACE betting pools in Australia for selected Australia races simulcasted here in Singapore. Singapore is the "guest" of the commingled pools, and NSW is the "host". Singapore Pools follows the existing betting rules in NSW for the commingled Australia races' WIN and PLACE pools.
Singapore Pools is commingling its WIN, PLACE, FORECAST, PLACE FORECAST and TIERCE pools into the respective pools operated by The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC). Singapore is the "guest" of the commingled pools, and HKJC is the "host". With commingling, customers in Singapore and Hong Kong bet directly into combined WIN, PLACE, FORECAST, PLACE FORECAST and TIERCE pools for all Hong Kong races.
Phumelela Gaming and Leisure (PGL) is commingling its WIN and PLACE pools into Singapore Pools’ WIN and PLACE pools for all Singapore races simulcasted in South Africa.
The non-commingled pools will continue to be operated as separate pools by Singapore Pools.
Commingling of pools is the process where one totalisator organisation combines its wagering pool with another to create one common dividend. Commingling is commonplace in many wagering organisations around the world. Examples include UK, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Commingling will see the Singapore totalisator pools combined with the overseas partners' totalisator pools.
Customers betting into a commingled pool can bet with more confidence as bigger pools will provide dividends stability and potentially better dividends.
Dividend payout per unit per bet will be priced in Singapore dollars. Customers do not need to consider exchange rates at all. For instance, Australian customers will receive the same dividend payout as Singapore customers for commingled races, but each in their own currency.
The pooling of bets can be identified through various output displays mentioned in
Point 8 of FAQ.
No. Only WIN and PLACE will be commingled for all Singapore races and selected Australia races and WIN, PLACE, FORECAST, PLACE FORECAST and TIERCE for Hong Kong races.
It is anticipated that other bet types will be included in the future.
Singapore Pools will provide a minimum guaranteed dividend to our Singapore customers as per current practice.
Singapore as Host of Commingled PoolNo. All betting on WIN and PLACE bets is conducted in accordance with the Singapore Totalisator Scheme.
Singapore as Guest of Commingled Pool Yes. For commingling with NSW, all betting on WIN and PLACE bets are conducted in accordance with the betting rules of New South Wales. For commingling with HKJC, betting on WIN, PLACE, FORECAST, PLACE FORECAST and TIERCE are conducted in accordance with the betting rules of HKJC.
Customers can identify commingled races and pools on the various output displays.
The approximate dividends and / or pool total will be highlighted in BLUE when commingled. The dividends and / or pool total will turn WHITE if the pools have been de-coupled.
A pool is usually decoupled in the event of a technical glitch. Customers will be informed via announcements and messages when there is a decoupling.
When a pool is decoupled, the Singapore totalisator pool will no longer be combined with the pool from Tabcorp Australia, PGL South Africa or HKJC. Hence the pool size will return to its original size comprising of only Singapore bets. In the event of a decoupled pool, Singapore Pools will no longer follow the betting rules of Tabcorp Australia or HKJC for that race.
The dividends and / or the pool total will be shown in white on display monitors, as per current practice.