Gambling is regulated tightly through strict laws to maintain law and order as well as to minimise potential harm to the society. Gambling activities are prohibited unless they are exempted or licensed.
MHA adopts a holistic approach to tackling law and order concerns associated with gambling activities. It does this through:
MHA also partners the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) to protect young persons and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling through the robust implementation of social safeguard policies.
MHA regulates legal gambling operators in Singapore through the following:
The Gambling Regulatory Authority (GRA) was reconstituted from the Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) on 1 August 2022. GRA is a statutory board under the Ministry of Home Affairs and is responsible for regulating the gambling industry in Singapore.
GRA's mission is to protect the people of Singapore by keeping gambling honest and free of criminal influence, and minimising the harms from gambling.
For more information on GRA, please visit GRA's website.
Our laws on gambling include the following: