Hong Kong is an overwhelming city. It’s packed with tall skyscrapers, busy streets and is bursting with activity 24/7. Day and night alike, there is always something to do and somewhere to be in Hong Kong. Located on the southern coast of China, this city is enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and the South China Sea. Hong Kong is a major hub business, export and tourism. It is one of the world’s leading financial centers. It’s also a centre for art and culture and has a rich history. Hong Kong is known to be a great place to shop. But besides being a centre for trade, Hong Kong also has a very happening nightlife with lots of online casino gambling activities to do during the day as well. Hong Kong gambling and casino games is very popular.
Gambling is a fun activity that becomes even more fun when experienced in Hong Kong. The high energy, the spectacular ambience and great service set the mood for enjoyment and that’s what every gambler needs. The legal gambling activities that allow for a good Hong Kong bet are horse race betting and pari-mutuels.
Horse race betting is a major form of sports betting in Hong Kong. There are some fabulous race courses in Hong Kong and the stakes are high in this event. The Hong Kong Jockey Club which was established in 1814 is one of the oldest institutions that promotes horse racing. The Club conducts close to 700 races every year. The Club has two primary race tracks one is Happy Valley and the other in Sha Tin. The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) controls horse race betting and football betting in Hong Kong. They are the government authorized bookmakers and betting at other places is deemed illegal in Hong Kong.
Horse race betting can be as exciting as the sport itself. However you need to know the betting terminology and how they work if you need to make money. Here is a quick look at the types of bets you can place on horse races in Hong Kong.
Win: It’s the most uncomplicated bet; you simply place your bet on the horse that you think will win the race.
Pick: you place your bets on a horse that may make the first, second or third place in the race. There have to 7 horses in the race.
Quinella. You place bets on 2 horses that finish in the top two spots. They can be in either order, but both horses that you have bet on must finish in top two positions.
Trio: This is similar to a Quinella, except that here you place bets on three horses that have to finish in the first, second and third spot in any order.
Tierce: Here you place bets on three horses and you must pick which will make the first second and third place in the right order. If you think you can make the right prediction and you are familiar with the racing history of the horses and jockey then you should definitely try this bet.
Six bet: This bet is quite a biggie. You need to pick the winning horses that will come first or second in six races. You get that right and you’ve got it made.
Next time you visit Hong Kong, get to the race tracks and prepare to have some real fun!