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Gambling Regulation

Gaming monitor's motives queried

A new US-based website which promises to expose what it claims are 'dangerously weak' regulatory curbs on the influence of organised crime in Macau casinos has provoked an angry response from the city's gaming regulators, who accuse it of having 'questionable motives'.

Sunday, 11 March, 2012, 12:00am

Housing chiefs 'lax' on shop gambling

Officials have been branded 'lax and ineffective' at enforcing rules on illegal gambling in shops the Housing Department rents out across the city's 180 housing estates.

A legislative watchdog says gambling activities are commonplace, and the department has been careless in its management.

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Increased race days is a good move

Regarding the government's decision to increase the number of race days and race simulcasts next year, I believe it will boost Hong Kong's competitiveness, even if it raises concerns about the promotion of gambling.

13 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Jockey Club needs to be shown more flexibility

The gaming industry is ever-changing and evolving. Years of government inaction has meant Hong Kong has fast been falling behind regional competitors. A backing of the Jockey Club's long-sought request for additional race days and simulcasts of overseas meetings finally gives the betting franchise greater competitiveness.

6 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

US could learn from HK on computer betting

It was amazing to read last week, in the online version of America's Blood-Horse magazine, news of a convention in New Orleans where the focus of one of the wagering sessions was on computer-assisted betting and whether or not this is fair betting.

30 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Casino age rules not easy to apply

The age limit of 21 for casino entry in Macau may come into force as early as next summer, the city's chief gaming inspector has said.

But how to implement the new rule poses a challenge, as the world's fastest-growing casino market suffers from a shortage of gaming inspectors.

16 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Pansy Ho, MGM win Nevada nod for venture

Pansy Ho Chiu-king (below) and Las Vegas gaming giant MGM Mirage have won preliminary approval from Nevada gaming regulators to proceed with their planned US$1.1 billion Macau casino.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board voted 3-0 recommending an all-clear for MGM in Macau.

1 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Minor's gamble proves costly for casino

Macau's gaming laws to be changed after teenage girl from Hong Kong wins HK$740,000 jackpot

Macau's gaming watchdog has ruled that Sands Casino must pay the HK$740,000 slot-machine winnings of a 16-year-old Hong Kong girl to the teenager's mother - even though the girl broke the law.

27 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Winnings paid to mother of under-age gambler

Macau's Sands Casino yesterday paid out HK$740,000 in winnings to the mother of a 16-year-old Hong Kong girl who hit the jackpot after entering the casino illegally on Tuesday.

The casino said it was 'always prepared to pay the amount of the prize', adding that the money would have gone to charity if no one had been entitled to it.

25 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Hand over teenager's jackpot to mother, casino told

Macau to change gaming laws after minor's gamble costs Sands HK$740,000

Macau's gaming watchdog ruled yesterday that Sands Casino must pay the HK$740,000 slot-machine winnings of a 16-year-old Hong Kong girl to the teenager's mother - even though the girl broke the law.

24 Feb 2007 - 12:00am