Fresh round of subsidies for HK games centres

Applications for financial aid close on November 9.
Applications for financial aid close on November 9.

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.

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