Record $7.4b wagered on lotteries, sports

But betting sums for horse racing are on the decline, as are casino levies paid by locals

The sums wagered on lotteries, such as 4-D and Toto, and sports have hit a record $7.4 billion - the highest in almost a decade.

Meanwhile, horse racing and casinos have lost their shine among gamblers here.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 16, 2018, with the headline 'Record $7.4b wagered on lotteries, sports'. Print Edition | Subscribe