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Singapore Turf Club, Singapore Pools apply to offer remote gambling services

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The Singapore Turf Club at Kranji. Singapore Turf Club and Singapore Pools have applied to offer remote gambling services for their existing products, said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday morning.

SINGAPORE Turf Club and Singapore Pools have applied to offer remote gambling services for their existing products, said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday morning.

Both entities are asking for certificates of exemption under Section 26 of the Remote Gambling Act.

The Act came into operation on Feb 2 this year; since then, several hundred websites which provide remote gambling services have been blocked.

No exemptions have been granted to date.

The evaluation process is expected to take nine to 12 months.

MHA said it will evaluate the applications based on strict criteria set out in the Act, which includes a requirement that the exempt operator be a not-for-profit entity which contributes to public, social, and charitable purposes in Singapore.