SINGAPORE RETAIL BETTING SHOPS HIT BY SYSTEMS FAILURE
 
88 shops and 4 LiveWire venues impacted by 2-day hiatus in sports betting and payments.
 
Singapore Pools suffered an embarrassing suspension of sports betting services and winnings pay-outs over two days this past weekend as a result of technical problems with its systems.
 
Over 88 outlets and four LiveWire betting venues were impacted, leaving disgruntled online gamblers unable to place bets or collect earlier winnings, with limited football betting services only resuming on Sunday evening, and pay-outs delayed until Tuesday.
 
Apologizing for the hiatus, the company said that all services were back in operation from Tuesday, and explained that the suspension was the result of a technical "glitch" that occurred during routine system maintenance.