The Hong Kong Jockey Club (the Club) has temporarily closed all Off-Course Betting Branches (OCBBs) from 2 December in view of the development of COVID-19. Since the closure of the OCBBs, a large number of customers have been visiting our Cashier Office located at the Jockey Club Headquarters in Happy Valley for depositing to betting accounts. To protect public health and safety, the Club has decided to temporarily suspend the betting account deposit service at the Cashier Office in the Jockey Club Headquarters from 15 December. To meet the needs of customers, the Club will open three OCBBs to provide the services of betting account deposits or withdrawals and cash-in of cash vouchers or winning tickets. Betting services and opening or re-activation of betting accounts will not be available.
To prevent over-crowding, horse races and football matches will not be broadcast at the OCBBs and customers are required to leave the OCBBs after completion of service. Public health measures including body temperature scanning, mask-wearing, social distancing and cleaning and disinfecting will continue to be implemented in the OCBBs.
Details of the arrangements are as follows: