Tag Archives: Hong Kong Jockey Club

WatchandWager signs new deal with Hong Kong Jockey Club

SBC News WatchandWager signs new deal with Hong Kong Jockey Club

London-listed Webis Holding has penned a new three-year deal with the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) which will see the betting and racetrack operator allow its customers bet directly into the pools offered at Hong Kong’s famous racecourses, Sha Tin and Happy Valley. The partnership, which originally began in 2013, will allow customers of Webis’ advance deposit wagering (ADW) business, …

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Ascot Racecourse reports 10% prize money increase

SBC News Ascot Racecourse reports 10% prize money increase

Ascot Racecourse has reported that an increased investment in racecourse facilities and prize money contributions have contributed to a successful 2018 for the Berkshire course. The racecourse has released its financial results for the 12 months ending 31st December 2018, in which it recorded a pre-tax profit of £6.1m. Guy Henderson, Chief Executive at Ascot, lauded the positive results for …

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HKJC praises mainland links with Conghua Racecourse opening

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The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has announced the official opening of its Conghua Racecourse, which it hails as a new era for horse racing, whilst celebrating the close relations between Hong Kong and Guandong. Situated in the Conghua District of Guangzhou, in the Guangdong Province of south-eastern China, Conghua Racecourse provides the mainland with its first “world-class racecourse and …

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HKJC appoints Raymond Tam Chi-Yuen as Corporate Affairs Director

SBC News HKJC appoints Raymond Tam Chi-Yuen as Corporate Affairs Director

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has confirmed the appointment of Raymond Tam Chi-Yuen as Executive Director of Corporate Affairs. The former Minister of Hong Kong for mainland China is expected to join the legacy racing operator on 15 August, taking leadership of HKJC corporate communications, governmental stakeholder guidance and wider corporate affairs. HKJC further details that Chi-Yuen will work …

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Mutuel Benefits! HKJC & Totepool to deliver ‘World Pool’ for Royal Ascot 2019

SBC News Mutuel Benefits! HKJC & Totepool to deliver 'World Pool' for Royal Ascot 2019

Forming a strategic partnership, The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), Totepool and Ascot Racecourse will move to launch ‘The Ascot World Pool’ product for Royal Ascot 2019. The three-way partnership will see the development of a new pari-mutuels product for the UK and Asian markets furthering the international appeal of Royal Ascot’s festival week. Maximising wagering liquidity, The Ascot World …

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Rapid growth sees Square in the Air bolster team

SBC News Rapid growth sees Square in the Air bolster team

Multi-award-winning PR agency Square in the Air has recruited four key hires, significantly strengthening the business across major departments and accounts including B2B, B2C and digital media. James Bennett, former senior business journalist, editor of eGaming Review and Head of Communications at Playtech, where he spent the last four years, re-joins the agency within the senior management team as Director …

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Winning Post – British gambling industry undergoes structural changes

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: 2017 Participation statistics – profound structural change continues The latest Gambling Commission Participation Data demonstrates a GB sector continuing to evolve along relatively established lines. There are few …

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Square in the Air – Robin Hutchison – The “go-to-provider” for sports betting PR

SBC News Square in the Air - Robin Hutchison - The “go-to-provider” for sports betting PR

We spoke to Robin Hutchison, Director of sports betting PR agency Square in the Air. He looks back on a memorable year for the firm, and discusses his hopes moving into 2018. SITA was recently crowned Marketing Agency of the Year at the annual SBC Awards, and Hutchison believes his company were good value for the honour: “We were delighted …

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Hong Kong Jockey Club appoints Square in the Air as UK PR lead

SBC News Hong Kong Jockey Club appoints Square in the Air as UK PR lead

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has informed that industry marketing and communications firm Square in the Air has been appointed its PR lead representative for UK activity. HKJC appoints Square in the Air ahead of the start of a new Hong Kong racing seasion this Sunday 3 September. Updating stakeholders, George Irvine, Commingling Development Director at Hong Kong Jockey …

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