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  1. Tsang's all-star cast

    Posted Jul 01st 2005, 12:00am by Flora Wu

    ... The All-Star Soccer exhibition game in Beijing was intended to be a charity match to promote the 2008 Olympics, but the good intentions did not pay off for some players. Veteran actor and midfielder Eric Tsang Chi-wai needed emergency treatment after he b ...

  2. Soccer gambling to offer punters fixed-odds bets

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... or $1 million a day. Every Monday the Jockey Club will provide a list of selected matches that can be bet on. Fixed odds will be announced on Thursdays. elaine.wu@scmp.com ...

  3. Punters keep up with the action

    Posted Sep 01st 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... The legalisation of soccer betting has given rise to another thriving industry - the publication of football betting guides. There are now at least five magazines in the market, including Soccer Supreme Weekly, Golden Odds Magazine and Esource Big Match W ...

  4. Quiet hello for Real Madrid

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Members of the Real Madrid soccer team will arrive at Chek Lap Kok about noon today in their private jet, but fans who are hoping to catch a glimpse of the players are being urged not to go to the airport. The arrival would be kept private for safety reas ...

  5. Treat for Real Madrid fans

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Last ditch negotiations late last night will allow local fans to see the Real Madrid soccer team arrive at Chek Lap Kok airport this afternoon. After earlier advising fans to stay away, government officials have confirmed that arrangements have been made ...

  6. HKFA admits public was misled over soccer tickets

    Posted Aug 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Seats listed for 'external sale' included those reserved for tourists and Community Chest The Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) said yesterday that miscommunication had led the public to believe there were more tickets for sale for next week ...

  7. 9,000 free seats for live broadcast of match up for grabs

    Posted Aug 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Soccer fans who missed out on a seat for Friday's Real Madrid match will be able to watch it on a giant television screen in Mongkok Stadium for free. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) has begun distributing forms for the 9,000 tick ...

  8. Critics call for warning labels on soccer betting slips

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Critics of soccer betting are to ask the government to use warning labels, similar to those on cigarette packages, to deter people from gambling. This is one of several suggestions that representatives from the Christian Coalition Against Soccer Betting w ...

  9. Gamblers likely to wager on German soccer first

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Jockey Club prepares to receive its licence after contentious betting laws are passed The German Bundesliga is likely to become the first overseas football league open to bets from Hong Kong gamblers after lawmakers yesterday passed controversial soccer b ...

  10. 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 third and final reading today and review amendments before a final ...




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