No. S 206
Singapore Totalisator Board Act
(Chapter 305A)
Variation of the Singapore Totalisator Scheme
Pursuant to section 11(5) of the Singapore Totalisator Board Act, it is hereby notified for general information that the Singapore Totalisator Board has, with the approval of Mr Raymond Lim Siang Keat, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, charged with the responsibility of the Second Minister for Finance, varied the Singapore Totalisator Scheme, with effect from 1st April 2005, in the manner set out in paragraphs 2 and 3.
2.  Paragraph 21 in Part IV to the Singapore Totalisator Scheme (Sch 1) is deleted and the following paragraphs substituted therefor:
21.1.  Except as provided under paragraph 18, dividends will be calculated from the total investments of each pool registered on the Board’s or its agent’s official record. Pools from investment on each bet type shall be calculated separately.
21.2    (a)  Subject to sub-paragraph (b), from each of these pools there shall be deducted the amount of any duty charged under the Betting and Sweepstake Duties Act (Chapter 22) and the amount of the Board’s commission in accordance with section 12 of the Act and any other Government tax.

(b)In the case of betting on a totalisator in connection with any horse race, the amount of duty charged under the Betting and Sweepstake Duties Act shall not be deducted from each of these pools.

21.3  The amount of dividend payable in respect of an investment shall be calculated in accordance with the By-laws. The Board may, however, from time to time and at its discretion declare a minimum dividend in respect of an investment.”.
3.  The Schedule to the Singapore Totalisator Scheme is varied —
(a)by inserting, immediately after the word “Parliament” at the end of paragraph 1.16 of Part I, the following words:
, except that, in the case of betting on a totalisator in connection with any horse race, the term shall not include the amount of duty charged under the Betting and Sweepstake Duties Act in respect of such betting”.
(b)by inserting, immediately after by-law 2.29 in Part II, the following by-law:
2.29A.  The Club may declare a minimum guaranteed net pool amount for a particular pool or pools. In the event that the net pool is less than the minimum guaranteed amount, the Club shall increase the net pool to the minimum guaranteed amount before the net pool is divided in accordance with the By-laws.”;
(c)by inserting, immediately after regulation 12 in Part III, the following regulation:
12A.  Triple Trio Betting Regulations
(12A.1)“Triple Trio” means the type of betting where the investor has to select the 1st, 2nd and 3rd horses, regardless of the finishing order of the investor’s selections, in each of three races nominated by the Club. The winning combination is the selection of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd horses, regardless of their finishing order, in the 1st leg, the 2nd leg and the 3rd leg.
(12A.2)For insufficient starters, the following shall apply:
(12A.2.1)If there are less than 4 starters in all legs, there will be no Triple Trio pool.
(12A2.2)If there are less than 4 starters in any leg, the jackpot allocated to the Triple Trio pool will not form part of the net pool but shall be carried forward as jackpot to the next pool unless otherwise decided by the Board.
(12A.2.3)If there are less than 4 starters in two legs, pay 1st, 2nd and 3rd horses in any order in the remaining leg.
(12A.2.4)If there are less than 4 starters in one leg, pay 1st, 2nd and 3rd horses in any order in the other two legs.
(12A.3)Withdrawal
(12A.3.1)In the event of a withdrawal in any leg of the Triple Trio, no refunds will be made and the favourite in the leg in which a withdrawal occurs will be substituted for the withdrawn horse in each bet combination unless an investor has included the favourite in his original bet combination in which event the investor’s original bet combination will be deemed to have included the 2nd favourite in lieu of the withdrawn horse. If the investor’s original bet combination included both the favourite and the 2nd favourite, the investor’s original bet combination will be deemed to have included the 3rd favourite in lieu of the withdrawn horse.
(12A.3.2)In the event of two withdrawals in any leg of the Triple Trio, the favourite and the 2nd favourite in the leg will be substituted for the withdrawn horses unless an investor has included the favourite or the 2nd favourite in his original bet combination in which event the investor’s original bet combination will be deemed to have been the 2nd favourite and the 3rd favourite or the favourite and the 3rd favourite, as the case may be, in lieu of the withdrawn horses.
(12A.3.3)In the event of three withdrawals in a leg of the Triple Trio, the favourite, the 2nd favourite and the 3rd favourite in the leg will be substituted for the withdrawn horses.
(12A.4)Dead-Heats
(12A4.1)In the event of a dead-heat for 1st place in the 1st leg, say, horses No. 4 and 8, horse No. 10 is 3rd in the 1st leg, horses No. 6, 9 and 2 are 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in the 2nd leg, and horses No. 8, 6 and 1 are 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in the 3rd leg, the winning combination is:
horses No. 4, 8 and 10/horses No. 2, 6 and 9/horses No. 1,6 and 8.
(12A.4.2)In the event of a dead-heat for 2nd place in the 1st leg, say, horse No. 4 is 1st in the 1st leg, horses No. 8 and 10 running dead-heat for 2nd place in the 1st leg, horses No. 6, 9 and 2 are 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in the 2nd leg and horses No. 8, 6 and 1 are 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in the 3rd leg, the winning combination is:
horses No. 4, 8 and 10/horses No. 2, 6 and 9/horses No. 1, 6 and 8.
(12A.4.3)In the event of a dead-heat for 3rd place in the 1st leg, say, horses No. 4 and 8 are 1st and 2nd respectively and horses No. 5 and 10 running dead-heat for 3rd place in the 1st leg, horses No. 6, 9 and 2 are 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in the 2nd leg and horses No. 8, 6 and 1 are 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in the 3rd leg, the winning combinations are:
horses No. 4, 5 and 8/horses No. 2, 6 and 9/horses No. 1, 6 and 8.
horses No. 4, 8 and 10/horses No. 2, 6 and 9/horses No. 1, 6 and 8.
(12A.4.4)In the event of a dead-heat for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in the 2nd leg, 3rd leg or all three legs, or a triple dead-heat for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in the 1st leg, 2nd leg, 3rd leg or all three legs, the various winning combinations shall be derived in the same manner as above.
(12A.5)From the total of the Triple Trio pool shall be deducted Government tax and the Board’s commission and the net pool shall be divided into as many parts as there are winning combinations which have been backed and each such part shall be divided by the number of unit bets on each of such winning combinations.
(12A.6)In the event of one or more of the winning combinations being unbacked, the net pool shall be divided equally by those that are backed.
(12A.7)In the event that all winning combinations in paragraph 12A.5 are unbacked, the net pool shall be carried forward as a jackpot to a pool designated by the Board unless the Board has decided to divide the net pool equally by those combinations that have the correct selections in any order in any two of the legs and are backed.
(12A.8)In the event that all the combinations mentioned in paragraph 12A.7 are unbacked, the net pool shall be carried forward as a jackpot to the next pool unless otherwise decided by the Board.
(12A.9)For insufficient finishers, the following shall apply:
(12A.9.1)If there are less than three finishers in all legs, all bets will be refunded.
(12A.9.2)If there are less than three finishers in any leg, the jackpot allocated to the Triple Trio pool will not form part of the net pool but will be carried forward as a jackpot to the next pool unless otherwise decided by the Board.
(12A9.3)If there are less than three finishers in two legs, pay all bets selecting the 1st, 2nd and 3rd horses in any order in the remaining leg.
(12A.9.4)If there are less than three finishers in one leg, pay all bets selecting the 1st, 2nd and 3rd horses in any order in the other two legs.
(12A.10)For void races, the following shall apply:
(12A.10.1)If all three races are void, all bets will be refunded.
(12A.10.2)If one or two races are void, the jackpot allocated to the Triple Trio pool will not form part of the net pool but will be carried forward as a jackpot to the next pool unless otherwise decided by the Board.
(12A.10.3)If one race is void, pay all bets selecting the 1st, 2nd and 3rd horses in any order in the other two legs.
(12A.10.4)If two races are void, pay all bets selecting the 1st, 2nd and 3rd horses in any order in the remaining leg.”;
(d)by inserting, immediately after regulation 13A in Part III, the following regulation:
13B.  All Up Betting Regulations
(13B.1)“All up” means that system of betting on the Win, Place, Forecast and Place Forecast pools where the investor selects a horse or horses in races of his choice and requests the Club to reinvest any dividend entitlement or refund on subsequent races and selections in accordance with his irrevocable instruction and such predetermined formulas which the Club may from time to time decide.
(13B.2)The Club may limit the amount of any dividend entitlement which may be carried forward and tendered as a bet on the remaining subsequent races and any such declaration shall be binding on each investor. Any investor so affected, and whether or not with knowledge of the limitation prescribed, shall have no right to claim from the Club any dividend in respect of any part of the dividend entitlement so included in a bet as a result of any such limitation.
(13B.3)For All Up betting, any dividend or refund on an All Up betting ticket will only be paid after the Club declares the results and dividends of all the nominated races under the All Up bet.
(13B.4)In the event of a withdrawal in a race included in the All Up bet:
(13B.4.1)The bet on a withdrawal in a one-leg combination will be refunded.
(13B.4.2)The bet on a withdrawal in a multi-leg combination will be carried forward to the next leg.
(13B.5)The Club may determine or revise the formulas for All Up betting and stipulate the number of formulas to be offered for All Up betting from time to time.; and”All Up[quot ][quot ] means that system of betting on the Win, Place, Forecast and Place Forecast pools where the investor selects a horse or horses in races of his choice and requests the Club to reinvest any dividend entitlement or refund on subsequent races and selections in accordance with his irrevocable instruction and such predetermined formulas which the Club may from time to time decide.
(e)by inserting, immediately after the item relating to “DOUBLE TRIO” in the Dividend Calculation Illustration in Part III, the following item:
Pool
Dividend Qualification
Withdrawals
Minimum Starters
Dead-Heat
Unbacked
Insufficient Finishers
Void Races
TRIPLE TRIO
1st, 2nd and 3rd in any order in three legs.
One withdrawal — substitute the favourite, or 2nd favourite if the favourite is already a selection, or 3rd favourite if both 1st and 2nd favourites are already the selections.
Two withdrawals — substitute the favourite and 2nd favourite, or 2nd favourite and 3rd favourite, or the favourite and 3rd favourite, as the case may be, if the favourite or 2nd favourite is already a selection.
Three withdrawals — substitute the favourite, 2nd favourite and 3rd favourite.
If there are less Than 4 starters in any leg, the jackpot allocated will not form part of the net pool.
If less than 3 starters in one leg, pay bets selecting the 1st, 2nd and 3rd horses in any order in the other two legs.
If less than 3 starters in two legs, pay bets selecting the 1st, 2nd and 3rd horses in any order in the remaining leg.
Less than 4 starters in all legs, terminate the pool.
Share net pool among winning combinations.
If one or more of the winning combinations are unbacked, the net pool shall be divided equally by those that are backed.
If all winning combinations are unbacked, jackpot the net pool to the next pool unless the Board decides to divide the net pool equally by those winning combinations in any two legs that are backed.
If less than 4 finishers in any leg, the jackpot allocated will not form part of the net pool.
If less than 3 finishers in one leg, pay bets selecting the 1st, 2nd and 3rd horses in any order in the other two legs.
If less than 3 finishers in two legs, pay bets selecting the 1st, 2nd and 3rd horses in any order in the remaining leg.
If less than 3 finishers in all legs, refund all bets.
If 1 or 2 races are void, the jackpot allocated will not form part of the net pool.
If 1 race void, pay 1st, 2nd and 3rd horses in any order in the other two legs.
If 2 races void, pay 1st, 2nd and 3rd horses in any order in the remaining leg.
If 3 races void, refund all bets.
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