Overview of GRA

The Gambling Regulatory Authority (GRA) regulates the gambling industry in Singapore. GRA is a statutory board under the Ministry of Home Affairs and was reconstituted from the Casino Regulatory Authority on 1 August 2022.  

Gambling in Singapore is prohibited, unless licensed or exempted. This pragmatic approach does not prohibit all forms of gambling but allows certain gambling activities to be conducted in a legal, controlled, and safe environment. GRA issues licences to gambling operators who offer higher-risk gambling services. These services include:

  1. Casinos operated by Resorts World at Sentosa Pte. Ltd. and Marina Bay Sands Pte. Ltd.,
  2. Lottery and betting services offered by Singapore Pools (Private) Limited,
  3. Gaming machine rooms offered by community organisations, and
  4. Gambling for social bonding and recreation conducted by community organisations.

GRA also administers a class licence regime for lower-risk gambling services, such as trade promotion games of chance and lotteries. Under a class licence regime, there is no need for a person or an entity to apply for a licence from GRA. Please refer to the Class Licences page for more information. 

GRA’s functions and powers are set out in the Gambling Regulatory Authority Act, Casino Control Act and Gambling Control Act. GRA’s objectives are covered under the three main areas of:

  • Law & Order - Ensuring that the management and operation of licensed gambling services are carried out by persons who are suitable, and remains free from criminal influence or exploitation.
  • Honest Gambling - Ensuring that licensed operators conduct gambling in an honest manner.
  • Harm minimisation - Ensuring that the potential of gambling services to cause harm to minors, vulnerable persons and the society at large is contained and controlled.

Our Logo


The Gambling Regulatory Authority logo is made up of the letters GRA. The interaction between the letter R and G, symbolises the interlinked relationship between the regulator and the gambling industry. The letter R overlaps at the top signifying GRA’s control and being on top of matters. The letter A resembles an arrow pointing upwards, representing GRA’s progress and foresight.

Our Mission

We protect the people of Singapore by keeping gambling honest and free of criminal influence, and minimising the harm from gambling.

Our Vision

A trusted and agile gambling regulator for a safe Singapore.

Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Care
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork

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A Member of the Home Team

GRA is one of the eleven agencies under the Home Team. Each has a specific role and responsibility, but all share a common mission and vision. All Home Team Departments and agencies work together as One Home Team, and in partnership with the community, to keep Singapore safe and secure.

For more information on the Home Team, please visit the Ministry of Home Affairs website here.