Online Gambling

Online Gambling in Singapore

Gambling is legal in Singapore. In fact, two landmark casinos recently opened in the country - Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World at Sentosa Island.

Marina Bay Sands is dubbed as one of the most expensive casinos in the world. It is located at Marina South in central Singapore. Marina Bay Sands consists of three large shells containing conference halls and other business venues, three large hotel towers linked on their top floors by a sweeping sky garden, and a centerpiece museum which juts out onto the bay.

Meanwhile, Resorts World at Sentosa is located on Sentosa Island off the southern coast of Singapore. This S$5.2 billion dollar integrated resort covers 49 hectares and also features a Universal Studios theme park.

Sports betting and lotteries are also legal in Singapore. These gambling sectors are overseen by Singapore Pools, Singapore's the national gaming operator.

Meanwhile, legal horseracing is supervised by the Singapore Turf Club.

Online gambling is also legal in Singapore. In fact, Singapore Pools and the Singapore Turf Club are the two entities allowed by Singapore's Betting Act and the Common Gaming Houses Act to operate online gambling facilities. However, they don't have such facilities.

About Singapore

Singapore, officially known as the Republic of Singapore, is an island country off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. It is 137 kilometers (85 miles) north of the equator, in Southeast Asia.

Singapore is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north, and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south. Singapore is the world's fourth leading financial center and a cosmopolitan world city, playing a key role in international trade and finance. The port of Singapore is one of the five busiest ports in the world.

Singapore has an area of 710.2 square kilometers (about 274.2 square miles). It has a population of 4,987,600, 36% of which are foreigners. It is the third most densely populated country in the world.