No. S 262
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 the Second Minister for Finance, varied the Singapore Totalisator Scheme, with effect from 16th May 2006, in the manner set out in paragraph 2.
2.  Part III of the Schedule to the Singapore Totalisator Scheme (Sch 1) is varied —
(a)by deleting the words “2 starters” in paragraph 5.3 and substituting the words “4 starters”;
(b)by deleting paragraph 7.1 and substituting the following paragraph:
7.(1)  “Forecast” means the type of betting where the investor has to select the 1st and 2nd placed horses in a race. The winning combination is the selection of 1st and 2nd horses placed in any finishing order.”;
(c)by deleting the words “3 starters” in paragraph 7.2 and substituting the words “4 starters”;
(d)by deleting the sub-heading “For 7 or more declared starters” immediately above sub-paragraph 7.4.1;
(e)by deleting the sub-heading “For 3, 4, 5 or 6 declared starters” immediately below sub-paragraph 7.4.4;
(f)by deleting sub-paragraphs 7.4.5 to 7.4.8;
(g)by deleting the words “there being 7 or more declared starters, and” in paragraph 7.6;
(h)by deleting paragraphs 7.7, 7.10 and 7.11;
(i)by deleting sub-paragraph 7.12.1 and substituting the following sub-paragraph:
(7.12.1)If there is 1 finisher, pay all bets which include the finisher or, if unbacked, refund all bets.”;
(j)by deleting the words “3 starters” in paragraph 8.2 and substituting the words “4 starters”;
(k)by deleting the words “2 starters” in paragraph 10.2 and substituting the words “4 starters”;
(l)by deleting the words “3 starters” in paragraph 11.2 and substituting the words “4 starters”;
(m)by deleting the words “2 starters” in paragraph 13.2 and substituting the words “4 starters”; and
(n)by deleting the Dividend Calculation Illustration Table and substituting the following Table:
THE SCHEDULE
DIVIDEND CALCULATION ILLUSTRATION
Pool
Dividend qualification
Withdrawals
Minimum starters before termination of pool
Dead-heat
Unbacked
Insufficient finishers
 
Void races
WIN
1st in a race of 4 or more declared starters.
Refund.
Less than 4.
Share net pool among horses in dead-heat for 1st place.
Pay 2nd or, if unbacked, pay 3rd or, if also unbacked, refund.
If no finisher, refund.
Refund.
PLACE
1st, 2nd or 3rd in a race of 7 or more starters.
1st or 2nd in a race of 4, 5 or 6 starters.
Refund.
Less than 4.
Share net pool among horses in dead-heat for Place but where additional horses are eligible for dividend, share the pool equally after deduction of allocation for horses placed ahead.
Share pool among placed horses backed.
If no placed horses are backed, refund.
2 finishers – pay 1st and 2nd.
1 finisher – pay 1st, then refund.
Refund.
FORECAST
1st and 2nd in either order in a race.
Refund.
Less than 4.
Share net pool among winning combinations.
Pay 1st and 3rd or, if unbacked, pay 2nd and 3rd or, if also unbacked, refund.
1 finisher:
Pay all bets which include the finisher or, if unbacked, refund.
If no finisher, refund.
Refund.
PLACE FORECAST
1st and 2nd or 1st and 3rd or 2nd and 3rd in either order in a race of 7 or more declared starters.
Refund.
Less than 7.
Share net pool among winning combinations but where additional winning combinations are eligible for dividend, share the net pool proportionally.
Share pool among winning combinations backed.
If all winning combinations are unbacked, refund.
2 finishers – pay 1st and 2nd.
1 finisher – pay 1st, then refund.
Refund.
TIERCE
1st, 2nd and 3rd in correct order.
Refund affected combinations; other investments stand.
Less than 4.
Share net pool among winning combinations.
Jackpot 50% to next pool, pay 1st 3 placed horses in any order or, if unbacked, jackpot balance of pool to next pool.
If less than 3 finishers, refund.
Refund.
TRIO
1st, 2nd or 3rd in any order in a race of 4 or more declared starters.
Refund affected combinations; other investments stand.
Less than 4.
Share net pool among winning combinations.
If unbacked, jackpot the net pool to the next pool.
2 finishers – pay 1st and 2nd.
1 finisher – pay 1st, then refund.
Refund.
QUARTET JACKPOT
1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in correct order.
Refund affected combinations; other investments stand.
Less than 4.
Share net pool among winning combinations.
If unbacked, jackpot the net pool to the next pool.
If less than 4 finishers, refund.
Refund.
DOUBLE
1st in both legs.
Substitute favourite for each withdrawn horse notwithstanding prior selection of favourite.
Less than 4 starters in both legs.
Share net pool among winning combinations.
If unbacked, jackpot the net pool to the next pool.
If no finisher in a leg, pay winner of other leg.
If no finisher in both legs, refund.
Both races void, refund.
1 race void, pay as a Win bet on 1 leg.
DOUBLE FORECAST
1st and 2nd in any order in both legs.
Substitute favourite or 2nd favourite if favourite is already a selection.
Less than 4 starters in both legs.
Share net pool among winning combinations.
Pay 1st and 2nd with 1st and 3rd, then 1st and 2nd with 2nd and 3rd, then 1st and 2nd with any selection or, if unbacked, jackpot the net pool to the next pool.
If 1 finisher in a leg, pay 1st with winning combination in other leg.
If no finisher in 1 leg, pay winning combination in other leg.
If 1 finisher in both legs, pay 1st and 1st.
If no finisher in both legs, refund.
Both races void, refund.
1 race void, pay as a Forecast bet on 1 leg.
DOUBLE TRIO
1st, 2nd and 3rd in any order in both 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.
Less than 4 starters in both legs.
Share net pool among winning combinations.
If unbacked, jackpot the net pool to the next pool.
If less than 3 finishers in one leg, pay bets selecting the 1st, 2nd and 3rd horses in any order in the other leg.
If less than 3 finishers in both legs, refund all bets.
Both races void, refund.
1 race void, pay 1st, 2nd and 3rd horses in any order in the other leg.
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 4 starters in one leg, pay bets selecting the 1st, 2nd and 3rd horses in any order in the other two legs.
If less than 4 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 3 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 the 3 races void, refund all bets.
SIX UP
1st or 2nd in each of the legs nominated to comprise the Six Up.
Substitute favourite for each withdrawn horse.
Less than 4 starters in all legs.
Consider any horse dead-heating for 1st or 2nd place as forming part of winning combinations but do not subdivide the pool.
Pay 1st or 2nd in 1st 5 legs or, if unbacked, pay 1st or 2nd in 1st 4 legs or, if unbacked, pay 1st or 2nd in 1st 3 legs or, if unbacked, jackpot the net pool to the next pool.
If no finisher in a leg, pay winners of legs where there are finishers.
If no finisher in all legs, refund.
All races void, refund.
5 races void, pay 1st or 2nd in remaining leg.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
No. of races void
Pay
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
1st or 2nd in 2 legs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3
1st or 2nd in 3 legs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
1st or 2nd in 4 legs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
1st or 2nd in 5 legs”.
[G.N. Nos. S 506/2000; S 280/2001; S 674/2002; S 602/2003; S 236/2004; S 104/2005; S 206/2005; S 374/2005]

Made this 4th day of May 2006.

LIM TECK LEONG
Chief Executive,
Singapore Totalisator Board.
[MF R1.2.1 V7; AG/LEG/SL/305A/2002/1 Vol. 2]