Like it or not, the problem of gambling amongst Singaporeans is here to stay. Buying of 4D or Toto has become so ingrained into the lives of many Singaporeans so much so that they cannot imagine living without it. While speaking to some relatives, I was told that this small hope of winning some money from Singapore Pools provides them with that bit of entertainment to help break away from the monotony of work.

I am no big-time gambler, but every 2 years, I have a tradition of betting on the world cup and European championship matches also hoping to make that small fortune. For me and my mates, watching these matches simply won't be the same if weren’t for the money that was at stake.