Established on 4 July 1988, Pan Malaysian Pools Sdn. Bhd. (PMP) primarily manages the Numbers Forecast Totalisator under the Racing Act, 1961 in Malaysia. A significant change occurred on 9 August 2011 when Jana Pendidikan Malaysia Sdn Bhd (JPM) acquired full ownership of PMP. Post-acquisition, JPM committed to channel all net dividends received from PMP to The Community Chest (TCC). This pivotal move effectively transitioned PMP from a profit-driven entity to a social enterprise, dedicated to consistently supporting TCC for the enrichment of the Malaysians.
TCC, primarily funded by PMP’s profits, allocates its resources to the establishment, enhancement, and support of non-profit educational institutions. These institutions, often lacking adequate government or community funding, benefit significantly from TCC’s financial assistance.
Evolution of Pan Malaysian Pools into a Community-Oriented Enterprise
Incorporated in 1988 and headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Pan Malaysian Pools Sdn. Bhd. (PMP) specializes in gambling and betting activities. Its core operation involves managing and administering the Numbers Forecast Totalisator business. This function aligns with the regulations set forth in the Racing (Totalisator Board) Act, 1961, focusing primarily on totalisators in Malaysia related to race meetings. A significant transition for PMP occurred in January 1991 when it took over the horse breeding and related activities previously managed by the Lembaga Totalisator Malaysia.
Another pivotal moment in PMP’s history was on 2011-08-09, when Jana Pendidikan Malaysia Sdn Bhd (JPM) acquired complete ownership of PMP. This acquisition marked a transformative phase for PMP. JPM decided to allocate all net dividends it receives from PMP toward The Community Chest. This strategic move redefined PMP’s role from a profit-centric organization to a social business, dedicated to making enduring contributions toward The Community Chest, thereby supporting various community initiatives in Malaysia.
IGT Secures Decade-Long Contract Renewal with Pan Malaysian Pools
International Game Technology (IGT) has reaffirmed its partnership with Pan Malaysian Pools (PMP) through a 10-year contract renewal, facilitated by its subsidiaries, IGT Global Services Limited and IGT Global Solutions Corporation. This extension heralds the introduction of cutting-edge technology aimed at revitalizing the Malaysian lottery system.
Under this agreement, IGT will implement its flagship central lottery system, Aurora, to enhance the operational efficiency of PMP. Aurora, part of the comprehensive Omnia omnichannel solution, will seamlessly integrate with PMP’s existing dmcGO iLottery system.
Tan Kong Han, Managing Director of PMP, commented on the collaboration: “For over a decade, IGT has been instrumental in PMP’s growth by introducing dynamic, responsible lottery solutions. The integration of IGT’s sophisticated Aurora system and its advanced functionalities with our dmcGO platform promises to enrich the lottery experience for our customers in the coming years.”
With Aurora, PMP gains access to a suite of sophisticated tools, including an administration portal, application management hub, and Terminal Access Gateway, enhancing its operational capabilities.
Jay Gendron, IGT’s COO of Global Lottery, reflected on the renewed partnership: “This extension is a significant milestone for PMP and IGT, marking the continuation of our collaborative efforts to modernize Malaysia’s lottery landscape. Aurora’s world-class system and unique features will not only bolster PMP’s business growth but also support The Community Chest. This charitable trust, funded by PMP, is dedicated to providing financial aid to educational institutions across Malaysia.”
Earlier in the year, SCCG Research, in partnership with Gambling Insider, provided an exclusive excerpt from its new report focusing on gambling regulation in the Asian jurisdictions of Singapore and Malaysia.
IGT and PMP: Forging Ahead with a Renewed 10-Year Partnership
International Game Technology (IGT), through its subsidiaries IGT Global Services Limited and IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has renewed its collaboration with Pan Malaysian Pools (PMP). This decade-long extension signifies a commitment to infuse the Malaysian lottery with innovative technology.
Under this renewed alliance, IGT will equip PMP with its renowned central lottery system, Aurora. This system is designed to enhance the operational efficiency of PMP’s business. Aurora, forming a part of the comprehensive Omnia omnichannel solution, will seamlessly merge with the existing dmcGO iLottery system, enhancing its capabilities.
Tan Kong Han, the Managing Director of PMP, remarked on the partnership: “In the past 12 years, IGT has consistently showcased its capacity for pioneering in the lottery sector, aiding PMP in launching cutting-edge and growth-centric lottery solutions. The integration of IGT’s sophisticated Aurora system with our dmcGO platform is poised to enrich our customers’ lottery experiences in the forthcoming decade.”
PMP stands to benefit from an array of tools within the Aurora system, including its administration portal, application management hub, and Terminal Access Gateway, all aimed at streamlining operations.
Jay Gendron, IGT’s Chief Operating Officer of Global Lottery, shared his perspective: “This extended agreement heralds a dynamic era for both PMP and IGT, strengthening our joint efforts to revolutionise the Malaysian lottery landscape. Aurora’s advanced system and unique features are set to offer PMP critical insights, aiding in business growth and supporting The Community Chest. This charitable entity, funded by PMP, dedicates itself to financially aiding educational institutions across Malaysia.”
In a related development, SCCG Research, in collaboration with Gambling Insider, earlier this year released a segment of their latest report. This excerpt provides an analysis of gambling regulations in Singapore and Malaysia, highlighting the evolving landscape of the gambling industry in these regions.