Gamblers all over Singapore were in an uproar this weekend when they found that they could not collect their winnings from Singapore Pools.
According to a Lianhe Wanbao report, one Chinese man, Mr Wang Guozhi, had tried to collect $1,500 worth of football winnings on Sunday but was surprised when he went to 2 separate betting stations in Toa Payoh and could not collect his money.
Mr Wang claims this is the first time he could not collect his prize after so many years of placing his bets.
Notices informing punters of technical difficulties were put up at Singapore Pools branches throughout the island as of yesterday afternoon. The Singapore Pools website also carried a notice about the glitch.
Punters were advised to hold their tickets until further notice.