Tag Archives: Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC)

Happy Valley hits ‘record’ turnover as racing season ends

The Hong Kong Jockey Club has ended its season at Happy Valley, having reported a ‘record’ turnover of HK$1.6 billion (£160 million) for the track following what it described as a ‘season like no other’. Despite the ongoing disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, total turnover for 2019/20 season had only dropped by 2.6% when compared to the previous season, …

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HKJC closes OCBBs amid rising public health concerns

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has confirmed that it has closed seven of its off-course betting branches (OCBBs) following a spike in coronavirus cases. Raising concerns over the ‘worsening COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong’, the HKJC emphasised that it is monitoring the situation to work out whether more OCBBs will be required to temporarily close. Services at OCBBs which …

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Hong Kong racing bucks trend by upping prize money

Hong Kong racing has revealed that for the 2020/21 season, it will be offering HK$1.4 billion (£143.5m) in prize money, marking a new record for the sector. Total prize money for the 2020/21 season’s 88 meetings at Sha Tin and Happy Valley is up by approximately 4.9% on 2019/20, and comes at a time when Hong Kong is looking ‘to …

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Tote adds Superpools for all Royal Ascot races

Ahead of this week’s Royal Ascot (16-20 June), the UK Tote Group has confirmed that its Tote Superpools markets will be available for all 36 festival races. Tote Superpools offer pools that are combined with those from Hong Kong and other major racetracks, boosting prize pool liquidity for punters. The Tote has since outlined plans to expand Tote Superpools to …

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Tote offers Hong Kong racing through HKJC deal

To fill the shortfall in British and Irish racing, the Tote will offer its UK customers new opportunities to bet on Hong Kong racing after securing a new partnership with the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC). Tote customers will now be able to play the Placepot on meetings from the Happy Valley Racecourse and the Sha Tin Racecourse every week. …

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Brandon Walker: How Amelco is using technology to tap into new markets

Sports betting systems provider Amelco  boosted its Asian market presence earlier this month after securing a football trading partnership with the legacy operator Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC). Brandon Walker, Head of USA at Amelco, spoke to SBC about how the partnership has put them ‘on the map’, what opportunities  could arise as the Asian market matures, whilst also highlighting the …

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HKJC boosts football offering with Amelco deal

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has strengthened its football trading capabilities after confirming a new partnership with sports betting software and trading services provider, Amelco. Amelco has been supporting the HKJC as part of a new multi-year product and technology enhancement project. The software supplier has agreed to assist the HKJC with the Amelco Trading System (ATS), which forms …

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Finalists announced for Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year

Representatives from six different bookmakers will duke it out for the prestigious Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year next month as the competition announced its eight regional champions. Independent bookmakers Jenningsbet and Toals Bookmakers have managers on the shortlist, alongside Betfred, Paddy Power, William Hill and three from GVC Group’s Ladbrokes and Coral operations. Selected from a shortlist of …

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Hong Kong Jockey Club warns Betfair Australia as racing row escalates

The Hong Kong Jockey Club has demanded that Betfair Australia ‘immediately cease and desist’ from offering a betting exchange on Hong Kong racing over beliefs that offering such an exchange ‘represents a serious integrity issue’.  On 21 August 2019, Betfair Australia announced that it would be offering the exchange which was due to commence with the Sha Tin race meeting …

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Hong Kong Jockey Club sees turnover hit new heights

Zac Purton sealed the Hong Kong jockeys’ title on Sunday, on a day that saw turnover rise to £186.4 million (HK$1.938 million), the highest ever for an 11-race card, while commingling for the day set a record at £32.2 million (HK$335 million). Turnover for the 2017-18 season of £11.9 billion (HK$124.2 billion) represents a 5.8% increase year-on-year, while the total …

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