The challenges and the future for problem gambling in Hong Kong and Macao

Abstract

In Chap. 1, we have outlined the history of gambling in Hong Kong. Unlike Macao, where the development of gambling is shaped by the rise and fall of gambling tycoons, the history of gambling in Hong Kong is shaped by the establishment and the development of the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC). Established in 1884, the HKJC is the only government-sanctioned and not-for-profit gaming operator in Hong Kong. It is licensed to operate horse racing, Mark Six, and football betting. The management of the club is governed by a twelve-member Board of Stewards, headed by a chairman. The stewards do not receive any salary from the club. Under the direction of this board, the chief executive officer oversees the daily operations and management of the club.

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