Punters line up to place bets at a Hong Kong Jockey Club betting branch in Tsim Sha Tsui on January 2, 2018. As a non-profit-making organisation, the Jockey Club does not need to strive to increase the betting amount and profit every year. Photo: Winson Wong
Punters line up to place bets at a Hong Kong Jockey Club betting branch in Tsim Sha Tsui on January 2, 2018. As a non-profit-making organisation, the Jockey Club does not need to strive to increase the betting amount and profit every year. Photo: Winson Wong

Letters | Why Hong Kong Jockey Club’s bid to expand betting on horse racing must be resisted

  • The club’s proposal to increase non-local race days by 14 days a year, to be run over the summer break, will only tempt illegal gambling syndicates and encourage the habit
  • The government may relish collecting more betting duties but must weigh this against the immense costs to society of gambling addiction and crime

Topic |   Hong Kong Jockey Club
Punters line up to place bets at a Hong Kong Jockey Club betting branch in Tsim Sha Tsui on January 2, 2018. As a non-profit-making organisation, the Jockey Club does not need to strive to increase the betting amount and profit every year. Photo: Winson Wong
Punters line up to place bets at a Hong Kong Jockey Club betting branch in Tsim Sha Tsui on January 2, 2018. As a non-profit-making organisation, the Jockey Club does not need to strive to increase the betting amount and profit every year. Photo: Winson Wong
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