Turning point of HKJC Service
The Milestone Of Horse Racing Game And Betting Entertainment
During race meetings, illegal bookmakers practicing unlawful betting activities spread across the city.
It was difficult to be curbed by police enforcement only, with inter-connected criminal activities stemmed.
1958, the discussion on off-course betting was raised in the Club
There opposing views on legalizing off-course betting, leading to debates lasted from the late 1960s and early 1970s.
1973-11-29, legislation on off-course betting was eventually introduced.
Night racing was inaugurated in the same year.
- Kwong Fung Branch in Kennedy Town
- Fife Branch in Mongkok
- Baker Court Branch in Hung Hom
- Ting On Branch in Ngau Tau Kok
- Main Street Branch in Yuen Long
- Texaco Branch in Tsuen Wan
1974/75 racing season, after the success of the 6 pilot branches, the welcomed off-course betting service was expended to 28 branches.
8 of them located in Hong Kong, 14 in Kowloon and 6 in the New Territories.
Figure shows that off-course betting was accounting for about 60% of Club’s total turnover in the season.
Betting branches are staffed by courteous and knowledgeable customer services representatives.
Modernly designed centers are being introduced to meet evolving customer and community needs.
State-of-the-art Betting Branches facilitate spacious betting hall, racing corner and football corner, providing plenteous racing and football betting information as well as customer service centre with exclusive services.
During non-race days, some branches are available for various community functions.
Thus enabling the Jockey Club to contribute to the growth of local community social activities.
Such as Instant funds transfer, Betting Account balance enquiry, Bank account balance enquiry & Electronic funds transfer to and from the nominated bank account.