Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC)

    Website: http://www.hkjc.com/

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club is the sole betting operator in Hong Kong, founded in 1884. It is a non-profit organisation providing horse racing, sporting and betting entertainment in Hong Kong. It holds a government-granted monopoly in providing pari-mutuel betting on horse racing, the Mark Six lottery, andfixed odds betting on overseas football events.


    Philip Chen

    Hong Kong businessman who was appointed as Chairman of the Hong Kong Jockey Club in June 2020

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    HKJC launches football betting app “GoalX” 

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club is pleased to announce the launch of its new “GoalX” mobile app, providing information on football matches, live statistics, betting, live game watching, and a personalized journey in a single application.

    HKJC pushes on with plans to develop China horse racing

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club has unveiled a HK$4 billion investment strategy to develop horse racing in China after signing an agreement with the Guangzhou Municipal Government to expand its Conghua facility. 

    HKJC to offer World Pool on Dubai World Cup meeting

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club will offer World Pool betting for the Dubai World Cup meeting (27 March) at Meydan Racecourse.

    HKJC adds Derby Day, QIPCO 2000 Guineas to World Pool

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club has added the QIPCO 2000 Guineas Day at Newmarket and Derby Day at Epsom Downs as World Pool events this year. 
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    HKJC pins hopes on simulcasts to stem illegal gambling

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club said the government’s decision to allow extra simulcast days during the summer racing lull will help curb the illegal gambling that has threatened to undercut its revenue in recent years.

    HKJC welcomes additional 14 simulcast days

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club has welcomed the government's decision to all the club to increase the maximum number of simulcast days per year by 14 days, from a total of 23 days to 37 days, and allowing simulcast days to take place during the summer (from July to August) starting from 2021.

    HKJC brings in Anthony Ingram to lead marketing strategy

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club has announced that Anthony Ingham, who had been working for Marriott International, will join the club effective December 7 as Executive Director, Membership, Strategic Marketing and Branding (Designate), and fully assume the role at the beginning of 2021.

    Hurdles ahead for China horse racing

    If China ever does allow legalized betting on horse racing, the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) is likely to play a vital role. First, however, it will need to help the industry navigate major hurdles.
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    As China’s threats against gambling continue to reverberate throughout the industry in Asia, some executives are prepared to make a prediction that Beijing will ultimately give up its efforts to crackdown and instead regulate within its borders.

    HKJC to play key role in China plan to promote horse racing

    The Jockey Club’s HK$3.7 million facility in Conghua – and its expertise in betting – could become key planks in China’s bold new plan to establish a standardised national horse racing industry.

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    Racing in China has received government backing following the unveiling of a five-year blueprint for the country’s equine sector in which the promotion of the sport and a related lottery form a key part of the strategy.

    HKJC closes all Off-Course Betting until further notice

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club says it’s closing all of its Off-Course Betting branches from July 19th until further notice due to the latest outbreak of Covid-19 in the territory.

    HKJC prospers amidst challenges

    It may have been a difficult year in Hong Kong due to political tumult and the Covid-19 pandemic, but the Hong Kong Jockey Club still managed to record its third-highest turnover ever during its 2019-2020 season. The HKJC recorded HK$121.6 billion (US$15.8 billion) in betting turnover through 87 local meetings and the simulcast of 164 […]

    Mark Six Lottery postponed until further notice

    Hong Kong lottery Mark Six, which has been suspended since February 1, 2020 will not resume as scheduled on July 21 in the interests of public safety. The Hong Kong Jockey Club, which operates the popular lottery, said that the latest worrying development of the coronavirus situation prompted this decision. Around 400,000 to 500,000 customers […]

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    The Hong Kong Jockey Club has appointed businessman Philip Chen as its 25th chairman, replacing Dr Anthony Chow, who has retired.

    Tote Superpools see 60% jump in three days of Royal Ascot

    Tote Superpools saw significant growth in the first three days of the Royal Ascot races in the U.K., taking in bets worth GBP80 million ($99 million), up 60 percent on the prior year. 
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    UK Tote expands partnership with HKJC

    The U.K.’s Tote Group said it has extended its collaboration with the Hong Kong Jockey Club to offer its customers more betting opportunities as race meeting shrivel due to the coronavirus. 
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    HKJC to fly betting shop manager of the year to HK

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has said it will fly out the winner of the Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year to Hong Kong for a five-day luxury holiday and tour of its facilities. 
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    HKJC cancels race due to protest fears

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club cancelled its Wednesday night meeting in Happy Valley due to concern about protests as the race was to feature a horse partly owned by pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho Kwan-yiu. 
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    HKJC awarded highest level accreditation for responsible wagering

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    HKJC tips hat at Royal Ascot to boost revenue

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club is shaking up simulcast betting, with the planned introduction of a so-called “world pool” on the U.K.’s five-day Royal Ascot meeting in 2019, bringing together a powerful mix of racing cultures. Hong Kong’s horse racing giant has bet on Royal Ascot before, but next year marks a monumental change in […]

    Hainan horse racing seen facing multiple challenges

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    HKJC warns about impact of illegal betting

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