Horse racing is very popular in Hong Kong. Many people who love gambling bet money on a specific horse in the hope of making a profit from it. Enthusiastic mahjong has also been played in Hong Kong for many years. However, Hong Kong's youth do not like these forms of gambling. They prefer to play poker.
Horse racing popular, but not with the youth
Horse racing is very popular in Hong Kong. Many people are present at events and there is enthusiastic gambling. Also due to the youth, but still experts expect that an aging population will soon take place. They think that in a while it will be mainly the older people of Hong Kong who bet on horses.
The same applies to Mahjong. This game is already not popular among the youth, but mainly with older people. If this older generation disappears, the game will be played a lot less.
Young people want to play poker
With the introduction of many mobile games, the youth of Hong Kong came into contact with poker. Many young people love this casino game. They play it all day, mainly on their phone. The Hong Kong Poker Players Association also regularly organizes free poker tournaments. These tournaments are visited by many, mostly young, people.
According to experts, Hong Kong can get even more out of the popularity of poker. Tournaments are already being organized, but not nearly as much as in many other cities. The city will not soon become a sort of Macau, the Las Vegas of China, but there are many opportunities. It is up to the Hong Kong Poker Players Association to take advantage of these opportunities. Because Hong Kong is only 70 kilometers away from Macau, it could become a sort of suburb of the famous gambling city.