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  1. Was Stanley Ho hedging his bets with the Australian Labor Party?

    Posted Feb 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough takes an eye-in-the-sky view of the casino trade Stanley Ho Hung-sun is known as a charitable man. But that doesn't necessarily explain the A$1.6 million (HK$8 million) the Macau gaming magnate and his associates tried to donate to Austral ...

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    London Chinatown becomes 'betting strip' of despair after invasion of bookmakers

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in London Traditional restaurants and shopkeepers are being forced out by invasion of bookmakers, with Chinese falling into gambling addiction London Chinatown becomes ... business, Chan said. But the Association of British Bookmakers said betting shops would open "where there is customer demand". Spokesman Peter Craske said: "In Westminster you've ...

  3. Ringing in the changes

    Posted Feb 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... regarding any punters who might be betting with illegal bookmakers but said no such incidents had occurred yesterday. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A BAD WEEK FOR ...

    A Bad Week for..., October 19, 2014

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by STAFF

    ... of Happy Valley football club was fined HK$4,000 for betting illegally on a game in which his team played. A court heard Leung lost HK$43,000 on a bet with an illicit bookmaking website in January. ...

  5. Aussie bookmaker pays on favourite before race is run

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen An Australian corporate bookmaker has paid out about HK$1.9 million in winnings on the Cox Plate, declaring So You Think the winner five days ahead of the race at Moonee ... he regarded So You Think as a certainty and decided to pay out A$250,000 on the pre-post bets taken by the company in the lead-up to the event. 'As a bookmaker I know ...

  6. Bookmakers throw in the towel on Mile

    Posted Dec 10th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The world's online bookmakers have already conceded victory in Sunday's HK$16 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile to the hometown brigade. With a wide variety ... and Daryakana (8-1) are considered the next best, with Thumbs Up relegated to the fifth line of betting at 10-1. Patriot games The Sprint odds of All Silent with Australian bookmakers: 7-2 ...

  7. Police track down online bookmakers

    Posted Oct 05th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Illegal bookmaking syndicates have ditched their old methods of phone calls and betting slips and set up gambling websites that are registered outside Hong Kong. The internet ... for Hong Kong business and take bets from locals, according to an officer who was involved in a citywide operation last month to crack down on illegal bookmaking. One of the websites took more than ...

  8. Constable charged with bookmaking

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A senior police constable of the Kwun Tong district crime squad has been charged with illegal soccer bookmaking and laundering of more than HK$1.8 million. Yu Wai-man, 50, pleaded not guilty to one count of bookmaking and two counts of dealing with property known or reasonably believed to represent proceeds of an indictable offence totalling HK$1,810,158, ...

  9. Brother of illegal bookmaker fights eviction from their flat

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in court documents this week that he should not lose his home because his sibling was bookmaking behind his back. 'There is no reason why the applicant should be evicted for acts that were ... the siblings' apartment to find the younger Wong asleep and his brother at the computer, the application said. Both were arrested for bookmaking and drug trafficking. The younger Wong was held in jail ...

  10. Jockey Club warns off Australian bookmakers

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The Jockey Club has threatened several Australian bookmakers with legal action if they do not halt unauthorised operations based on Hong Kong racing. An angry letter under the Jockey Club letterhead and signed by the club's legal manager, Candice Woo, is the strongest indication yet that the club has had enough of bookmakers draining turnover from its own tote ...




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