In the 1960s, a newly independent Singapore started on the road of nationhood. Back then, there was a serious problem of triads and illegal gambling syndicates. It was against this backdrop that Singapore Pools (Private) Limited was set up by the government on 23 May 1968.

The following are the milestones of Singapore's legal lottery operator:

2016

Co-hosted the World Lottery Summit from 6 to 9 Nov, the second time in 10 years.

2016

Launched an enhanced Singapore Pools Account service on 25 Oct that allows customers to place bets online.

2015

Achieved re-certification to Level 4 of the World Lottery Association Responsible Gaming Framework, the highest global standard of responsible gaming, in Dec 2015..

2015

Launched iTOTO and Group TOTO, two new ways to share a bet, on 17 Nov.

2015

Achieved highest standard for information security management system and integrity controls (WLA-SCS:2012 and IEC/ISO27001:2013).

2014

Changed the TOTO game to a ‘6-out-of-49’ format.

2014

Awarded international accreditation for high standard of information security and integrity controls.

2013

Achieved the SS 564 Green Data Centre Standard, and became one of the pioneer organisations in Singapore to be recognised for its energy efficent Data Centre.

2013

 

Won BCA Green Mark GoldPlus Award for Singapore Pools Building.

2013

 

Officially opened the 12-storey Singapore Pools Building at Middle Road on 28 April.

2012

 

Achieved Level 4 of the World Lottery Association Responsible Gaming Framework, the highest global standard of responsible gaming.

 

2010

 

Launched premium sports betting venues, Livewire (Resorts World Sentosa) and Livewire (Marina Bay Sands).

2008

 

Offered sports betting on Formula One races.

2007

 

Opened first sports betting venue at PoMo (former Paradiz Centre) to offer 'live' betting.

2007

Launched first Responsible Gaming Programme.

2006

 

Co-hosted the World Lottery Association Convention and Trade Show, which was held for the first time in Asia.

2005

Launched telephone betting.

2004

Introduced Scratchit!, a scratch-n-win game.

2004

Became a subsidiary of Tote Board, took over Singapore Turf Club branches and started conducting 4D Draws.

2003

Launched iShine, the staff community programme.

Received the highest honour by Community Chest (ComChest) for Singapore Pools' unwavering support and commitment to ComChest

2002

Launched international football betting.

2000

Renamed 4D-Sweep to 4D Draw.

2000

Conducted the first TOTO Hongbao Draw, reaching a jackpot prize of $11m.

2000

Moved office to Paradiz Centre at Selegie Road.

1999

 

Launched football betting on the S.League in support of professional football development in Singapore.

1997

Changed the TOTO game to a ‘6 out-of 45’ format.

1992

Inaugurated 4D-Sweep, a 4D game based on the Singapore Sweep draw results.

1988

Changed the format of TOTO from ‘5-out-of-49’ to ‘6-out-of-42’.

1988

Moved office to International Plaza.

1986

 

Launched 4-Digit number game and moved from manual operations to computerised gaming system.

1980

Became subsidiary of Temasek Holdings.

1972

Moved from first office in Percival Road to Columbo Court.

1969

 

Introduced Singapore Sweep with $400,000 as the first prize.

1968


Introduced TOTO which was sold from standalone booths.