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  1. Letters

    Posted Jul 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Betting duty rate far too high in Hong Kong David Yuen expressed the view that the most effective means to deter illegal bookies is for the Hong Kong Jockey Club to match the odds offered ... battle vis-?-vis the price discount, credit and other incentives used by illegal and unauthorised offshore operators to entice the Hong Kong public. The Jockey Club will be better able to compete ...

  2. Club disappointed over betting duty decision

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong While it welcomed the government's decision to approve an increase in the number of race days and simulcasts of overseas races, the Hong Kong Jockey Club was disappointed there was no revision of betting duty rates it deemed extremely high. 'Hong Kong's betting duty rate is very high. The rate in the United Kingdom is 15 per cent and in Singapore, it is 25 per ...

  3. Duty bonus tipped from illegal bets crackdown

    Posted May 12th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The government is confident it can reap a minimum $8 billion in annual betting duty as long as the Hong Kong Jockey Club manages to capture about a fifth of the estimated $60 ... chance of achieving this,' he said, adding that the club was willing to top up the payment if betting receipts fell short. The government and the club have agreed on proposed reforms ...

  4. Reined in

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Jockey Club's racing operations may go into the red for the first time. Given the economic crisis, should the government review the way it taxes the club, in order to protect Hong Kong's 'national' sport? Write to us ...

  5. Easing of gambling policy unlikely

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Dennis Eng

    ... Celine Sun and Dennis Eng No betting changes 'without justification' The Home Affairs Bureau appears to have ruled out changing the gambling policy in response to Jockey Club ... days or relaxing the restrictions on simulcast races.' The Jockey Club has 78 race days a season, with the opportunity for 10 simulcast events, which must fall on one of the designated ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted May 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... spokesman said yesterday. Athletes' medicine, health sciences centre launched The Hong Kong Jockey Club Sports Medicine and Health Sciences Centre was launched yesterday to prepare ... and performance-enhancement services to elite athletes from Hong Kong and the mainland. The Jockey Club donated HK$88.72 million to set up the centre and meet operating costs for the first three years. April surplus ...

  7. C.Y. seen as victim of party jockeying

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... administration. Lawmakers from the normally government-friendly parties, including the Democratic Alliances for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and the Liberal Party have called for Leung ... are worried about their own fortunes ahead of September's legislative election, a new Executive Council member says. Cheung Chi-kong, chief executive of the One Country Two Systems Research ...

  8. Let's develop the art of transparency

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... wing's architectural characteristics. This is almost deja vu. In 2008, the Hong Kong Jockey Club unveiled a plan for a huge 'bamboo' tower to be erected on the back exercise courtyard ... government office buildings on Government Hill, Hong Kong's original site of governance since 1841, is of irreplaceable importance. A Heritage Impact Assessment on the retained buildings, ...

  9. Longer ban on TV race ads urged

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Andrew Cheng Kar-foo said he was concerned the present stipulation by the Broadcasting Authority that the Hong Kong Jockey Club not advertise horse race events between 4.30pm and 10.30pm on any ... underage and other problem gambling during broadcasts. Mr Fisher noted that the club is required to post warning notices and provide information on the services and facilities available to problem ...

  10. Arts hub names director for CEO's office

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Bonny Wong, the former Hong Kong Jockey Club head of charities, has been appointed as the director of the CEO's office at the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. Wong, reporting ... as a solicitor in Britain and has practised law in Britain and Hong Kong. ...




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