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Hong Kong Jockey Club

The Hong Kong Jockey Club is one of the city's oldest institutions. Founded in 1884 to promote horse racing, the not-for-profit organisation is one of the city's major employers. It is the only authorised betting operator for racing and soccer, and also operates the Mark Six lottery. In 2017/18, the Club made a record return to the Government of HK$22.6 billion in duty and profits tax and contributed HK$1.2 billion to the Lotteries Fund. Approved charity donations were HK$4.2 billion. The Club is Hong Kong's largest single taxpayer and one of the city’s major employers. Its Charities Trust is also one of the world's top ten charity donors.