A month after easing the gambling laws, the first legal Singapore online betting site is already live and another is preparing to launch on November 15th.
In September, we reported that by the end of October, residents might enjoy legal online betting in Singapore. The rumors proved to be true, as the Ministry of Home Affairs confirmed that they will exempt two operators from the Remote Gambling Act, allowing them to offer online betting services. “It is not straightforward to eradicate remote gambling totally,” reasoned the Ministry.
On October 25, Singapore Pools launched its official online betting service, which is available on desktop and mobile devices as well. Singapore bettors above the age of 21 can use the service to place their wagers on lottery games and sports such as football and car racing. In order to enjoy the service, players are required to open an account on the operator’s official site, which is possible only after identity and age verification in a physical store.
Second Singapore online betting service to be launched in November
Another Singapore betting operator, Singapore Turf Club was also granted an exemption from the Remote Gambling Act. They confirmed, that their online betting service will be launched on November 15. As it was previously mentioned, casino-style gambling, such as poker or blackjack, won’t be available on the mentioned services. Even though this can be considered a step in the right direction, it’s still not what most players were waiting for. Similarly to other countries where online gambling is banned, many Singaporean players are taking their coins to secure, but not licensed online casino sites.