Commingling of pools is the process where one totalisator organisation combines its wagering pool with another to create one common dividend. Commingling is commonplace in many wagering organisations around the world. Examples include UK, South Africa and Hong Kong. Commingling will see the Singapore totalisator pool combined with Tabcorp Australia’s Victorian pool.
Customers betting into commingled pool can bet with more confidence as bigger pools will bring about dividends stability and potentially better dividends.
Dividend payout per unit per bet will be priced in Singapore dollars. Customers do not need to consider exchange rates at all. Australian customers will receive the same dividend payout as Singapore customers for commingled races, but each in their own currency.
The pooling of Tabcorp bets on all our Singapore races is scheduled to start in end-June 2010.
No, only WIN and PLACE will be commingled. It is anticipated that other bet types will be included in the future.
The Club will provide a minimum guaranteed dividend for WIN and PLACE bet types to our Singapore customers as per the current practice.
No. All betting on WIN and PLACE bets is conducted in accordance with the Singapore Totalisator Scheme.
The approximate dividends and pools total will be highlighted in BLUE when commingled. Similarly, the dividends and pools total will turn WHITE if the pools have been de-coupled.
A pool is usually decoupled in the event of a technical glitch. Customers will be informed via announcements and messages when there is a decoupling.
When a pool is decoupled, the Singapore totalisator pool will no longer be combined with Tabcorp Australia’s Victorian pool. Hence the pool size will be returned to its original size comprising of only Singapore bets.