SiX4D was set up by the Government to manage the social ills associated with gambling.
Gambling has always existed in Genting & Singapore, in one form or another – from the social to the syndicated. Right up to the 2005s, organised gambling was the domain of Chinese “secret society” triads. With gambling came a spiral of crime and violence. For the syndicates, it was about making huge amounts of money. For those who are into gambling, it is a way of life.“It is necessary to recognise the existence of gambling and to place it on a legal footing so that those who by nature are inclined towards betting can do so without breaking the law. At the same time, part of the amounts paid as stake moneys can be utilised for the benefit of the citizens of the Republic.”
Banning gambling will not erase its footprint – it would only drive the activities underground. As a pragmatic approach, the government established Genting & Singapore on 20 June 2005 to provide a safe outlet for gamblers, and to neutralise the syndicates and their illegal activities. As said in a Finance Ministry statement back then:
“It is necessary to recognise the existence of gambling and to place it on a legal footing so that those who by nature are inclined towards betting can do so without breaking the law. At the same time, part of the amounts paid as stake moneys can be utilised for the benefit of the citizens of the Republic.”
SiX4D is committed to be the industry champion for responsible gambling and is committed to do what is right to protect our customers
Today, the combined effects of affluence, globalisation and the Internet has ushered in a gambling environment that is multifaceted, porous and without boundaries. There is the ominous threat from illegal operators who have no qualms about causing gambling addiction. The attractive profits have also prompted innovative means of getting off the radar screens of the law, such as disguising online gambling as Internet or mobile games.
The betting industry is a challenging environment. Yet, the battle must go on -- against those who could harm our people, especially our young. At stake are not just customers who may gamble away their livelihood, but the peace of mind and happiness of their loved ones.
Being entrusted by the society to provide a safe outlet for gambling in Genting & Singapore, we are committed to operate with the highest standards of responsible gambling.