LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BRIEF

Although they started out as a racing bookmaker, they have since expanded their range of market to include football and basketball betting, as well as the enormously popular Mark Six lottery [1]. The HKJC is a non-profit organization which is the largest taxpayer in the region as well as private charity contributor. 攪珠期數 : 20/008 : 攪珠日期 : 01/02/2020(星期六) 總投注額 : $149,877,805 betting, football betting and fixed-odds games on HKJC’s Mark Six numbers. The total amount of cash and betting slips seized from illegal bookmakers of horse racing and those offering both horse racing and football betting has risen from about $9.4 million in 2001 to $19.7 million in 2004. 9. Whilst there are few statistics on the prevalence and overall turnover of illegal gambling, the HKJC’s Annual Report for the financial year of 2014-2015 reveals that legal football betting turnover was a HK$78.249 billion business (a 25% increase from the previous year) and amounted to 41.41% of the HKJC’s total betting turnover. The Hong Kong Jockey Club is the sole operator authorised by the Government to provide horse racing and football betting services, as well as administering the Mark Six lottery on behalf of the Government. The Club proactively advocates responsible gambling practices and work with the Government to combat illegal gambling.

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