: Starting from 17 December, on every race day, 3G customers can watch
horse races live anywhere with their video mobile phones. Real-time
odds, results and dividends are also up for grabs on their 3G phones.
Hong Kong offers the city's first and only 3G mobile betting service.
It enables customers to place bets on horse races and purchase Mark
Six lottery tickets via video mobile phones. During the promotion
period, a $100 charge for betting SIM cards will be waived for successful
3G mobile betting service applicants.
3's Racing Channel
provides comprehensive visual and audio racing information such as
race analysis, predictions and commentators' favourite combinations,
allowing racing fans to grab the best winning opportunities as they
Good news for all Hong Kong racing fans! 3 Hong Kong has joined hands
with The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) to provide real-time race clips
and betting services on 3G video mobile phones. These innovative services
have opened a new chapter for video-based mobile horse racing entertainment.
On every race
day, 3G customers can simply log on to 3's Racing Channel with their
video mobile phones, select "Horse Racing Live" and then
watch races at Sha Tin or Happy Valley racecourses live on the screens
of their video mobile phones. Real-time odds, racing results and dividends
are also available at the press of just a few buttons. What could
be more convenient than watching real-time race clips and betting
on horses or buying Mark Six tickets via the advanced 3G mobile betting
3 Hong Kong is
currently the only 3G operator to provide mobile video horse racing
entertainment. "Horse Racing Live" is available at a monthly
fee of only $25 during the promotion period. 3's high-speed video
streaming technology provides sharp and high-quality video images
of races live on 3G video mobile phones. Users can not only check
the latest results and dividends on all racing pools, but also watch
races live with Cantonese or English commentaries (basic video minutes
will be deducted). They will also be able to make use of veteran commentators'
live commentaries, analyses on horse forms and tips. Whether on-course
or off-course, racing fans can enjoy the best of horse racing entertainment
and a wide variety of racing information on their video mobile phones.
Mrs Agnes Nardi,
Managing Director of 3 Hong Kong, said: "3 Hong Kong has started
a new wave of video mobile communication in Hong Kong. We are committed
to continuously expanding the mobile entertainment market and providing
customers with the latest and most useful video contents. Horseracing
is one of Hong Kong's most popular sports. We are glad to have joined
hands with the Jockey Club to be the first to provide real-time race
clips and 3G betting services on video mobile phones. By extending
the applications of multi-function 3G video mobile phones and high-quality
video streaming technology, we have offered racing fans a new experience
in horse racing."
3G video mobile
phone provides one-stop betting services
The 3G mobile
betting service, only provided by 3, is as user-friendly, flexible,
fast and reliable as the 2G mobile betting service. It has no monthly
fee - only a "T", or text unit, will be deducted from users'
monthly plans. Customers can also choose Text Content packages to
enjoy more savings.
for the 3G mobile betting service at any 3Shop and opening a betting
account with HKJC (applicants must be aged 18 or above), 3-3G- customers
will be able to place bets on all racing pools and buy Mark Six tickets
anywhere - even at racecourses - with specified video mobile phone
models. Existing or new customers who have successfully applied for
3G betting services will receive a waiver on the $100 card replacement
fee for a 3G betting SIM. On placing their first bet through the service,
3-3G- customers will obtain a $50 tariff rebate.
Log on to the
Racing Channel to access first-hand information
Apart from broadcasting
races live on video mobile phones, 3 also provides a variety of reference
information on horse races via the Racing Channel. The channel provides
text-based, voice-based or video-based racing information. Commentators
Ko Sing Chun and Dip New share their latest insights on "Ko Sing
Chun and Dip New's Audio Commentary" session. The information
is updated every Tuesday and Friday before each race day, with each
voice message charged at M*+$2.
Two other services,
"ihorses" and "Racing 21", are also available
for subscription. The "ihorse" service, which costs $60
a month, features race analysis, predictions and the personal favourite
combinations of popular commentators. "Racing 21", at $28
a month, provides race cards, odds, running analysis, past performance,
statistics, racing news and the tips of commentator Dip New.
statue on display at Golden Bauhinia Square until year's end
3 Hong Kong supported
HKJC's "Horses Across Hong Kong" extravaganza, in celebration
of the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races, with a statue
of a horse that will be on display at the Golden Bauhinia Square in
Wanchai until 31 December 2004. The statue symbolises 3 as the finest
of breeds, forging ahead and being a winner at all times!
With two new aces
in hand - first-in-Hong Kong real-time race clips and 3G mobile betting
service - 3 is spreading the excitement of horse racing to every corner
of Hong Kong, greatly enhancing the mobile betting experience of racing
fans and adding spice to local sport.