Monday, December 25, 2006
Singapore to take bets from Australia

The Singapore Turf Club has come to a three way agreement with Australian racing TV channel TVN and TOTE Tasmania, which will allow Australian punters to watch Singapore racing on TVN and place bets on them in the Singapore pool through an account with Tote Tasmania.

The exclusive agreement extends to three-year and illustrates the Singapore Turf Club’s ambitions to export its racing product and increase its pool size. The Australian input in Singapore racing – trainers and jockeys - is one of the factors that is hoped to attract Australian punters.

Tote Tasmania, who already accepts bets on races from some other countries, has provided the Singapore Turf Club with the necessary technical assistance, which is required to deal with cross-border pari-mutuel betting.