Hong Kong

Police have arrested 15 people in Hong Kong in connection with illegal soccer bookmaking involving about HK$18 million (US$2.3 million).

Attheraces, the UK media consortium run by BSkyB, Channel 4 and Arena Leisure, has appointed Simon Cooper as its communications director.

Lawrence Wong, the chief executive of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, has called for betting duty to be scrapped in what he regards would be the “ultimate solution” to the severe competition coming from on-line gambling sites.

Next week’s Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Squash Open, featuring the world’s top men’s and women’s players, will see the launch of the first SMS squash results service for mobile phone users all over the world.

Organisers of the Indianapolis Championships want to bump the men's tournament up to Masters Series level - just one below Grand Slam status.