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

Where:

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.

Casino tax rate (prior to 1 Mar 2022)

Gross Gaming Revenue fromCasino 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)

5%

Other Players

15%

 

Casino tax rate (Effective from 1 Mar 2022)

Gross Gaming Revenue (“GGR”) fromCasino Tax Rate at Tier 1Casino 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)

Net Win

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.

 

GGR at Tier 1 casino tax rates apply to a casino operator for any period during the moratorium period (that is, starting 1 March 2022) if the casino operator satisfactorily meets the targets relevant to the development of facilities and services of the casino operator's integrated resort ("Development Targets").

If a casino operator fails to meet its Development Targets, the Tier 2 casino tax rates of 12% and 22% will apply to the GGR derived from premium players and other players respectively for the period during which the casino operator has failed to meet its obligations.

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).

Components
Premium Players (8%)
$
Other Players (18%)
$
(i) Net win for table games28,000,00040,000,000
(ii) Net win for gaming machines6,000,00012,000,000
(iii) Net win for counter games1,000,0002,000,000
(iv) Net win for tournaments100,0000

(A) Total Net Win

[sum of (i) to (iv)]

35,100,00054,000,000

(B) Less: GST chargeable at 7%

[7/107 x A ]

2,296,2623,532,710

GGR that is subject to Tier 1 casino tax rates:

  • Premium Players - 8% tax rate for the first $2.4b of GGR in a calendar year
  • Other Players - 18% tax rate for the first $3.1b of GGR in a calendar year
[A - B]

32,803,738

 

 

 

50,467,290

 

 

Casino tax payable
Premium Players  [(A - B) x 8%]
Other Players  [(A - B) x 18%]

 

2,624,299.04

 

 

9,084,112.20

 

 

Total Casino Tax Payable (for the month of Mar 2022)

11,708,411.24

(2,624,299.04+9,084,112.20)

Figures used are for illustration only.

Example of computation of casino tax for the month of Dec 2022 at Tier 1 and Tier 2 casino tax rates (from 1 Mar 2022)

This example assumes that: 
a) The GGR from 1 Mar to 30 Nov 2022 for premium players is $2.38b and for other players is $3.08b; and
b) The total GGR for Dec 2022 is $32,803,738 for premium players and $50,467,290 for other players.

 

ComponentsPremium Players (12%)
$
Other Players (22%)
$

(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)]

35,100,000

54,000,000

(B) Less: GST chargeable at 7%

[7/107 x A ]

2,296,262

3,532,710

Total Gross Gaming Revenue [A - B] is made up of:

[C1] GGR that is subject to Tier 1 casino tax rates: 

  • Premium Players - 8% tax rate for the first $2.4b of GGR in a calendar year
  • Other Players - 18% tax rate for the first $3.1b of GGR in a calendar year

[C2] GGR that is subject to Tier 2 casino tax rates: 

  • Premium Players - 12% tax rate for the first $2.4b of GGR in a calendar year
  •  Other Players - 22% tax rate for the first $3.1b of GGR in a calendar year

32,803,738

20,000,000

 

 

 

12,803,738

 

50,467,290

20,000,000

 

 

 

30,467,290

 

Casino tax payable includes:

[C1] x 8% (for Premium Players)
[C1] x 18% (for Other Players)


[C2] x 12% (for Premium Players)
[C2] x 22% (for Other Players)
 

 


 

1,600,000


 

1,536,448.56

 


 

3,600,000


 

6,702,803.80

 

Total Casino Tax Payable (for the month of Dec 2022)

13,439,252.36

(1,600,000 + 3,600,000 + 1,536,448.56 + 6,702,803.80)

 

Figures used are for illustration only.