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Hong Kong – Hong Kong’s record prize money increase includes Group races

Hong Kong racing will offer record prize money of HK$1.46bn (£136.2m) for the 2021/22 season with the four G1 features on LONGINES Hong Kong International Raceday offering a combined new high of HK$100m (£9.3m). By elevating the LONGINES Hong Kong Cup’s prize money to HK$30m (£2.8m), the Hong Kong Jockey Club will stage the world’s…

Hong Kong – Hong Kong Jockey Club turnover grows 12 per cent to hit historic high of £12.7bn

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) is reporting its highest ever turnover figure following the conclusion of the 2020/21 season. HK$136bn (£12.7m) has been wagered across the campaign’s 88 race meetings, marking the first time that turnover has risen above the HK$130bn mark. Sha Tin and Happy Valley played host to a record 835 races…

Hong Kong – Hong Kong races to record turnover with over £134m bet on season opener

Turnover for the curtain-raising 10-race card at Sha Tin on Sunday was a record-high HK$1.376bn (£134.2m), an increase of 6.83 per cent from 2019 and a record for a season-opening fixture. That comes despite the Hong Kong Jockey Club continuing to exercise strict measures on racecourse attendance, where only owners, trainers, media and officials can…

Hong Kong – Record turnover at Happy Valley for Hong Kong racing’s season finale

Hong Kong’s “season like no other” ended at Happy Valley on Wednesday 15th July with turnover of HK$1.6 billion (£160 million), a record for a fixture at the iconic city-side venue. The Hong Kong Jockey Club navigated the uncertainty of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic decisively, implementing measures that protected public and employee health, and…

Hong Kong – Hong Kong’s record prize money increase includes world’s richest Group 1 turf sprint

Hong Kong racing will offer record prize money of HK$1.4bn (£143.5m) for the 2020/21 season, with the Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint and BMW Hong Kong Derby featuring prominently among the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s upward adjustments. The LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (6f) will regain its position as the world’s most richly-endowed Group 1…

Hong Kong – Amelco support Hong Kong Jockey Club’s online betting solutions

Amelco has been working with the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) to support its football trading needs. Amelco has recently been assisting HKJC, undertaking a multi-year product and technology enhancement project, and providing a suite of bespoke components to HKJC, including the Amelco Trading System (ATS), which forms a key strategic component to the Club’s…

Hong Kong – New slots studio AvatarUX launches

AvatarUX Studios has taken its first steps into the casino supplier market after a successful launch event during SiGMA 2019 week. One of the original partner studios of Yggdrasil’s YGS Masters programme, the provider has ambitious plans to produce titles with Asian-influenced art and innovative game mechanics, developed from its Hong Kong office. The studio…

China – Bernstein says Hong Kong protests aren’t a problem for Macau

Brokerage firm Sanford C Bernstein does not believe the protests in Hong Kong are having a negative impact on Macau’s casino revenues, claiming instead ‘the protests in Hong Kong may help tourism to Macau.’ It highlighted that most VIP players fly to Macau direct with players going through Hong Kong usually from the mass gaming…

China – Hong Kong protests and falling Yuan affecting Macau’s GGR

The Macau casino sector is being hit with a double whammy with China’s trade war with the US causing a fall in the value of the Chinese Yuan and the effects of the protests in Hong Kong both now filtering through to Macau. Both have been highlighted as potential reasons for a sudden drop in…