Gross Gaming Revenue
Casino tax is computed monthly based on the Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR) from the games conducted in the casino.
Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR) = A - B
A is the total amount of net wins received on all games conducted within the casino premises of the casino operator; and
B is the Goods and Services Tax (GST) chargeable under Goods and Services Tax Act 1993 by the casino operator in respect of all gaming supplies made by the casino operator.
Gaming supplies refer to betting and gaming services offered or conducted by a casino operator.
For games where the casino operator is a party to the wager
Net win is the difference between the amount of bets received by the casino operator on the game and the amount paid out by the casino operator as winnings on the game.
Examples of games under this category are table games and gaming machines where the players play against the casino operator.
For games where the casino operator is not a party to the wager
Net win is the amount determined by the total value of money or money's worth received by the casino operator for conducting the game.
Examples of games under this category are tournaments and contests where the players compete among themselves for a prize and not against the casino operator.
Casino tax rate (prior to 1 Mar 2022)
|Gross Gaming Revenue from||Casino Tax Rate|
Premium Players (A premium player is a person who opens a deposit account with the casino operator with a minimum amount of $100,000)
Casino tax rate (Effective from 1 Mar 2022)
|Gross Gaming Revenue (“GGR”) from||Casino Tax Rate at Tier 1||Casino Tax Rate at Tier 2|
|Premium Players (A premium player is a person who opens a deposit account with the casino operator with a minimum amount of $100,000)||8% (for the first $2.4b of GGR in a calendar year)|
12% (in excess of $2.4b GGR in a calendar year)
|Other Players||18% (for the first $3.1b of GGR in a calendar year)||22% (in excess of $3.1b GGR in a calendar year)|
Example of computation of casino tax for the month of Mar 2022 at Tier 1 casino tax rate (from 1 Mar 2022)
This example assumes that for the month of Mar 2022, the GGR for both Premium and Other Players have not exceeded their respective limits under Tier 1 (i.e. $2.4b and $3.1b as shown in the casino tax rate from 1 Mar 2022 onwards).
Premium Players (8%)
Other Players (18%)
|(i) Net win for table games||28,000,000||40,000,000|
|(ii) Net win for gaming machines||6,000,000||12,000,000|
|(iii) Net win for counter games||1,000,000||2,000,000|
|(iv) Net win for tournaments||100,000||0|
(A) Total Net Win
[sum of (i) to (iv)]
(B) Less: GST chargeable at 7%
[7/107 x A ]
GGR that is subject to Tier 1 casino tax rates:
[A - B]
Casino tax payable
Premium Players [(A - B) x 8%]
Other Players [(A - B) x 18%]
|Total Casino Tax Payable (for the month of Mar 2022)|
Figures used are for illustration only.