Under the Private Lotteries Act, a private lottery permit is required for the promotion or conduct of any private lottery, which includes fruit machines, lucky draw and tombola.


What is a Private Lottery?

Lottery means any game, method, scheme or device where money or money's worth is distributed or allotted in any manner depending upon or to be determined by chance or lot. This applies whether the lottery is held, drawn, exercised or managed either in whole or in part within or outside Singapore.

A private lottery means a lottery in which tickets or chances are offered for sale only:

A private lottery is confined only to members of a society. Tickets may only be sold to bona fide members i.e. not to members of the public or to persons who become honorary or associate members by mere purchase of a ticket.


How to Apply

Any society which wishes to apply for private lottery permit for fruit machine, tombola or lucky draw may submit an application to the Gambling Regulatory Unit through GoBusiness Link.

Please refer to the permit categories below for how to apply:


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