Licence holders for mahjong and Tin Kau parlours, game centres and esports venues will receive one-off assistance of US$6,451.
Hong Kong.- Game Centres in Hong Kong can apply for a new round of government subsides under the Anti-epidemic Fund.
Applications for the Amusement Game Centres Subsidy Scheme and the Mahjong/Tin Kau Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme opened on October 9 and will close on November 9.
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) said: “The two subsidy schemes provide immediate financial relief to licence holders or persons-in-charge of premises whose businesses have been hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and have been ordered to close during the period from mid-July to mid-September.”
Mahjong parlours and game centres were allowed to reopen on September 11.
Businesses licensed under the Amusement Game Centres Ordinance and eligible operators of esports venues will receive a one-off subsidy of HK$50,000 (US$6,451), as well as operators of registered internet computer services centres.
The same amount will be provided for mahjong and Tin Kau licence holders.