​​Commingling

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.

Commingling with Tabcorp Holdings

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.

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Commingling with The Hong Kong Jockey Club

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.

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Commingling with Phumelela Gaming and Leisure (PGL)

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.

Non-commingled pools

The non-commingled pools will continue to be operated as separate pools by Singapore Pools.

FAQs

1. What is commingling?

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.

2. How will commingling benefit me?

Customers betting into a commingled pool can bet with more confidence as bigger pools will provide dividends stability and potentially better dividends.

3. What currencies are commingled races priced for the dividends payout?

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.

4. Will commingling occur on all Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong meetings for all races?

The pooling of bets can be identified through various output displays mentioned in Point 8 of FAQ.

5. Are all bet types being commingled?

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.

6. Does it mean the payout will be smaller (especially for favourite horses) as bets are taken in from other totalisator organisation?

Singapore Pools will provide a minimum guaranteed dividend to our Singapore customers as per current practice.

7. Have the rules on betting changed?

Singapore as Host of Commingled Pool
No. 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.

8. How will customers identify commingled races?

Customers can identify commingled races and pools on the various output displays.

Website
Footnote on the race card will indicate races and bet types that will be commingled.

CCTV displays at the Racecourse and Betting Centres/Outlets
There will be two screens:
  • Approximate Dividends and / or
  • Approximate Total Pools for the totalisator pool that will be commingled
Horse Racing Channel (HRC)
There will be two screens:
  • Approximate Dividends and / or
  • Approximate Total Pools for the totalisator pool that will be commingled

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.

9. When is a pool decoupled?

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.

10. What happens when a pool is decoupled?

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.

11. How will customers identify a race that is not commingled?

The dividends and / or the pool total will be shown in white on display monitors, as per current practice.​