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  1. HK has not become mad about legal soccer bets

    Posted Jan 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that publicity given to legal betting has only succeeded in boosting business for the illicit bookmakers. This is difficult to substantiate. Certainly, the underground gambling syndicates have not gone ... aims at the same time. It wants to offer a competitive service to maximise its takings and steal custom from the syndicates. Yet it must tread carefully so as not to be accused of promoting ...

  2. Legal soccer gambling proves a good bet

    Posted Jul 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... crucially, more attractive odds. The more appealing the service offered by the club, the more chance it has of beating the underground syndicates. The idea of higher-risk bets offering higher ...

  3. Foreign service could boost HK World Cup bid

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Irfan Ahmed and Babar Hayat could soon be playing overseas as part of a plan to embed Hong Kong's best players in top-grade cricket with an eye on qualifying for the ICC World Cup in 2015. Opener Irfan has plied his ...

  4. Head-kick boy's video removed from net

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com A YouTube video of a 12-year-old boy getting kicked in the head by a rival player during a soccer match has been removed from public view after a legal ... Educational Services, which runs the sports programme, said that while the incident was 'unfortunate and regrettable', the video did not allow a fair assessment of what happened. ...

  5. Legco vote starts countdown to legal soccer betting

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... The last big hurdle to legal soccer betting was cleared yesterday when legislators gave the Betting Duty (Amendment) Bill its second reading. The Legislative Council will give the bill its ... Kwok-him, of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong, said: 'Once soccer betting becomes legal, more people will gamble.' The DAB and the Democratic Party said the way ...

  6. Big gamblers shun legal soccer betting

    Posted Aug 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Two days after the Jockey Club opens its books, a survey shows that most punters are only willing to wager $50 The Jockey Club has only attracted low-stakes punters since it began taking bets on soccer matches on Friday, a survey has shown. The poll, cond ...

  7. Legal and illegal betting in HK

    Posted Jul 09th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... for legal bets. Tax on bets made up 9.7 per cent- or $12.3 billion- of the Inland Revenue's earnings that year. And where does the club spend it all? Maintenance, the salaries of 4,200 ...

  8. Legal World Cup betting set to deliver benefits

    Posted Jun 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... telecasts in the classrooms. Estimates of how many tens of billions of dollars will be wagered legally and illegally vary widely. But one thing for certain is that because legal betting is now ...

  9. Legal row fails to scare off sponsors

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Venancio, who is involved in a legal dispute with Li Ka-shing-controlled Tom Group, said he had stopped soliciting sponsors for the event. 'There are existing contracts in place. Pending ... in alternative ATP tournaments instead. WTA Tour CEO Larry Scott said he was aware of the situation but would like to let the legal process move forward to completion before commenting. The China Open ...

  10. Lawyers propose a Basic Law for the Olympics to avoid legal hurdles

    Posted Oct 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... belong to the Beijing Lawyers Association's Olympic legal affairs commission. They cover several issues in papers submitted to the Games organisers. Commission director Li Jingsheng said the lawyers wanted the Beijing Olympics to be legally sound and hoped the suggestions would be accepted and have a positive impact. He said the commission sought to unify procedures for handling ...




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