Category Archive: Singapore

Singapore: Remote Gambling Act comes into force

By Lauren Silk

The Remote Gambling Act came into force in Singapore on 2 February 2015. On the same day hundreds of online gambling sites were blocked by internet service providers in Singapore. Payment transactions related to unlawful remote gambling activities were also blocked.

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Singapore: Draft Bill To Criminalise Online Gambling

By Lauren Silk

The Remote Gambling Act 2014 was introduced to Singapore Parliament for first reading on 8 September 2014. This Act adds to Singapore’s already stringent anti-gambling laws by criminalising online gambling.

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore said that “the bill will prohibit all forms of remote gambling activities unless exempted”.¬† The only exemptions¬† are to government backed entities such as Singapore Pools and the Turf Club, which will be able to offer online products, subject to the discretion of the Ministry. Read the rest of this entry »