Sports Betting

Single pool wagering will change betting as we know it

Jockey Club's 'strategic technology services agreement' with American firm Longitude will involve a move towards single pool wagering. Photo: David Wong

The announcement from the Jockey Club on Monday regarding its "strategic technology services agreement" with American firm Longitude was brief, prosaic and gave little away - but it has the potential to change racehorse wagering as we know it.

Wednesday, 24 April, 2013, 4:21am

Sunday's tierce blunder must have been the work of a syndicate

Tierce blunder must have been syndicate

While no actual names have been uttered around town identifying the HK$30 million Tierce bunglers, it is impossible to escape the notion that it must have been one of the huge multinational syndicates.

10 Apr 2013 - 4:29am

Turnover keeps going up - locally and simulcast

Lord Kanaloa

The trend of local turnover has far exceeded any expectations this season and so too has the trend of simulcast betting.

27 Mar 2013 - 4:27am

Interpol chief urges Singapore to arrest match-fixing suspect Dan Tan

Ronald Noble's call came as a suspect was arrested in Italy. Photo: AP

The International police agency's secretary general, Ronald Noble, said in the Malaysian capital that Singapore needed to move on Tan Seet Eng, also known as Dan Tan, who has emerged as a central figure in the suspected fixing of nearly 700 matches around the world.

22 Feb 2013 - 4:40am

Fifa security chief calls for strict match-fixing laws

Fifa Director of Security Ralf Mutschke listens to a speech at the Interpol conference on match-fixing conference in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: EPA

Fifa's director of security Ralf Mutschke told a two-day gathering with Interpol that the world governing body's "zero tolerance" for match-fixing must be buttressed by "the right policies for law enforcement and the football community".

21 Feb 2013 - 10:59pm

HK$200m annual windfall for Hong Kong government in betting change

Hong Kong Jockey Club gets approval for the two-way combining of betting pools with foreign jurisdictions. Photo: David Wong

After more than six years of Jockey Club lobbying, the Home Affairs Bureau on Wednesday backed the two-way combining of betting pools with foreign jurisdictions, allowing overseas punters access to the larger and more attractive pools here.

7 Feb 2013 - 5:36am

New Jersey sport betting should be a certainty

Gambling is only legal at race tracks outside Vegas. Photo: AFP

The bookies in this gambling city are grumbling a bit, which is always good news for those inclined to wager a few dollars on their favourite NFL team. Profits are down this season, thanks to some top teams that fans couldn't stop putting money on.

7 Jan 2013 - 3:10am

Sport of kings still behind the times

Under an impossibly blue sky over the ultramarine Bosphorous water that joins Asia and Europe, Istanbul's Asian Racing Conference was trying to bridge the sport's many worlds this past week.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Singapore & Co need the big fish like Hong Kong

The concept of the home pool is being badly stretched out of shape now with international simulcasting and Hong Kong's coverage of Singapore's big meeting revealed something of the future of commingling.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Confused about horse racing terms? Now there's a 'guide for dummies' to the sport of kings

Budding racing enthusiasts, party people and media types gathered at the Jockey Club's Adrenaline bar and lounge in Happy Valley for an evening of cocktails and horses, and to try their hand at the newest way to bet on the sport of kings: the IBU zone.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

No points, but Super plus takes prize

Six horses came into last night's Happy Valley meeting with a shot at winning the 1010 Million Challenge , but it was clubhouse leader Super Plus who fell into first despite not scoring a point, as Richard Gibson and Olivier Doleuze combined for a running double and stole the show.

1 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Illegal bookies adding fuel to impressive turnover

The Jockey Club was perilously close to reaching HK$1 billion in turnover last Wednesday at Happy Valley and, before the end of the season, it seems inevitable that it will happen, so buoyant is the betting handle at present.

8 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

PPs v PPGs - where's the value?

For all the money spent on Private Purchase (PP) horses for the four-year-old classics, the irony of today's Classic Mile is that the most likely players are predominantly horses which arrived as griffins, as did last year's eventual Derby winner and Horse Of the Year, Ambitious Dragon.

25 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Whyte's navigation will be the key

Douglas Whyte's powers of navigation will be tested, but Go Baby Go still looks the one they have to topple in the Pearce Memorial Challenge Cup (1,000m) at Sha Tin today.

21 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Double happiness for trainer Lee

Almond Lee will chase the rich 1010 Million Challenge with Happy Valley specialist Happy Yeah Yeah after the under-rated sprinter's dominant victory at the city track last night, the second leg of a double for the trainer and his former apprentice Keith Yeung Ming-lun.

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am