Singapore laws strictly prohibit gambling and the advertising or promotion of gambling venues. Only limited exceptions exist. This article looks at the gambling laws in Singapore and how they apply to online gambling. The principal legislation are the (1) Betting Act (“BA”); (2) Common Gaming Houses Act (“CGHA”); and (3) Broadcasting (Class License) Notification (“BCLN”).

Although a person may fulfil all conditions for citizenship by registration and naturalisation, he/she may not be granted citizenship. The right to grant or refuse citizenship lies with the Government. Indeed, the Government has time and again emphasised that citizenship is a privilege and all applications are considered strictly.