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. It is the largest single taxpayer in Hong Kong and the largest source of charitable funding after the government, contributing HK$30.5 billion in 2016 alone.