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Old 03-14-2018, 12:04 AM   #1
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Default I am wondering if Hong Kong has an online gaming license

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I am wondering if Hong Kong has an online gaming license or can an online gaming business be run through any company that is registered in HK? I cannot seem to find anything on it except that they "turn a blind eye' to online gaming.
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:38 AM   #2
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I wish to inform you that in 2002, the Hong Kong Legislative Council banned offshore gambling, including offshore Internet gambling, by passing the Gambling (Amendment) Ordinance. Offshore betting and bookmaking are now criminal offenses and provide for criminal penalties against offshore gambling agents that promote, facilitate or advertise their products to Hong Kong residents. The maximum punishment for brokers is seven years in prison and a penalty of 5 million HKD, while individual bettors face nine months in prison and a penalty of 30,000 HKD. In September 2014, the Home Affairs Bureau said that Hong Kong would not block access to unlicensed betting websites even though those sites cannot operate legally.

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Old 03-14-2018, 10:33 AM   #3
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There are four type of legal gambling in Hong Kong they are Mahjong, horse racing, lottery and football betting. But it is hard to obtain an online gaming license through legal means from a company registered in Hong Kong.
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