Singapore Pools Lottery Draws To Be Held Behind Closed Doors
In light of the escalating Covid-19 outbreak, the Singapore government has implemented countless precautionary measures to minimise contact between citizens.
Starting Thursday (26 Mar), betting operator Singapore Pools will be closing all live betting venues in light of the the Covid-19 outbreak.
Singapore Pools closes all live sports betting venues
According to The Straits Times, Singapore Pools said on Wednesday (25 Mar) that all Livewire venues for live sports betting would be shut indefinitely. This will also apply to off-course betting centres for horse racing.
Prior to the announcement, other social distancing measures have already been in place. This includes reduced operating hours, the closing of selected centres, and physical separation in queues.
Singapore Pools also deployed staff to prevent overcrowding at outlets.
Punters can still place wagers, albeit not in person
While live draws can no longer be attended, patrons can still place their bets online or by phone calls.
This not only makes processes slightly more convenient but also complies with health measures amid the Covid-19 outbreak.
The betting company also announced that all live draws – such as 4D and Toto – will be held behind closed doors and no longer being screened at branches.
Hoping the measures will help contain Covid-19 outbreak
Unfortunately for many, this comes as yet another trying measure put in place to curb the spread of this infectious virus.
However, this is but a small sacrifice we have to make for the greater good.
Hopefully, these strict measures will help contain the outbreak so life can return resume normality soon.
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