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NO. 29]Friday, December 18 [1987

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 30th November 1987 and assented to by the President on 15th December 1987:—
Singapore Totalisator Board Act 1987

(No. 29 of 1987)

I assent.

15th December 1987.
Date of Commencement: 1st January 1988
An Act to provide for the establishment of the Singapore Totalisator Board and to regulate the conduct of betting by agencies of the Board, and for matters connected therewith.
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Singapore Totalisator Board Act 1987 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“approved scheme” means a scheme for the establishment and operation of totalisators and totalisator agencies for the time being approved by the Minister pursuant to section 11;
“Board” means the Singapore Totalisator Board established by section 3;
“horse race” includes a pony race;
“race course” means any land used for the purpose of a race meeting;
“race meeting” means a meeting for the purpose of horse racing;
“totalisator” means any instrument for wagering or betting known by that name, and any other instrument, device, machine or method of a like nature and conducted on the same principles, and includes a numbers forecast totalisator paying a fixed minimum dividend;
“totalisator agency” means any totalisator agency operated in accordance with an approved scheme, and includes any premises in which totalisator investments may be received pursuant to such scheme;
“totalisator investment” means any money, currency note or cheque received for investment on the totalisator or invested pursuant to any facilities provided under an approved scheme;
“turf club” means any club, association or other body of persons (whether incorporated or unincorporated) established for the purpose of promoting, conducting and controlling the sport of horse racing.