The Club provides wagering services, via its subsidiaries, on horse racing and football. Most wagering on horse racing is pari-mutuel whilst football wagering is fixed odds. In response to public demand, and also to combat illegal operators, the Club regularly reviews and updates its wagering products and systems. Indeed it is considered a pioneer in its development and use of technology. For example, the Club was the first racing organisation in the world to use advanced odds calculation technology, originally developed for high-speed securities trading, in its horse race pool betting products.
The Mark Six Lottery is a 6-out-of-49 lottery game with seven prize levels. Mark Six draws are normally held three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and either Saturday or Sunday.
The Mark Six has around four million players out of an adult population of just over six million. It also contributes directly to the community, both through duty to Government and through the Lotteries Fund. Since its establishment in 1976, the Mark Six has provided over HK$25 billion to the Lotteries Fund and supported more than 20,000 projects.
The Club provides a variety of wagering channels - at racecourses, through a network of 102 Off-Course Betting Branches (OCBBs), and through telephone, online and mobile services. All of these have strict access controls in line with the Club’s Responsible Gambling Policy.