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Introduction

This homepage provides general information on entertainment licences processed by the Office of the Licensing Authority of Home Affairs Department.

The Entertainment Licensing Team of the Office of the Licensing Authority of the Home Affairs Department, which is responsible for issuing Amusement Game Centre Licence, Amusements with Prizes Licence, Public Dance Hall Licence, Lottery Licence, Mahjong/Tin Kau Licence, Tombola Licence and Trade Promotion Competition Licence, has been relocated to the following address with effect from 4 November 2019 (Monday) –

Entertainment Licensing Team
Office Address: Rooms 2503-05, 25/F, AIA Tower,
       183 Electric Road, North Point, Hong Kong

The Entertainment Licensing Team’s fax number, website and the enquiry telephone number remain unchanged.

Application forms and guides have been updated and can be downloaded from our website or obtained from our office.

There will be no shroff office at the new office. To make payment, applicants should visit the new office between 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon and between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. (except Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays) to obtain a demand note. We will show you how to make the payment, such as making payment at post offices or convenience stores nearby.

What's New

16-04-2021 Approved lottery activity (as at 16-04-2021) (New)
14-04-2021 Government extends social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (14 April 2021)
31-03-2021 Government announces latest social distancing measures (31 March 2021)
17-03-2021 Government extends social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (17 March 2021)
08-03-2021 Government expands scope of priority groups and opens more CVCs (8 March 2021)
04-03-2021 Latest Directions by the Secretary for Food and Health published on 2 March 2021 (Government extends social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance)
03-03-2021 Government extends social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (3 March 2021)
17-02-2021 Government begins to relax social distancing measures in gradual and orderly manner (17 February 2021)
17-02-2021 Latest Directions by the Secretary for Food and Health published on 17 February 2021
17-02-2021 Latest arrangements for HAD services (17 February 2021)
16-02-2021 Transcript of remarks by SFH at media session (16 February 2021)
03-02-2021 Government extends social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (3 February 2021)
27-01-2021 Government extends social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (27 January 2021)
19-01-2021 Government extends social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (19 January 2021)
04-01-2021 Government extends social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (4 January 2021)
30-12-2020 Anti-epidemic Fund Amusement Game Centres Subsidy Scheme
30-12-2020 Anti-epidemic Fund Mahjong / Tin Kau Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme
21-12-2020 Government extends social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (21 December 2020)
08-12-2020 Government further tightens social distancing measures (8 December 2020)
01-12-2020 Latest Directions by the Secretary for Food and Health published on 30 November 2020
01-12-2020 Government further tightens social distancing measures (1 December 2020)
25-11-2020 Government further tightens social distancing measures (25 November 2020)
25-11-2020 Scheduled Premises Must Display "LeaveHomeSafe" venue QR code (Operators of Amusement Game Centre)
25-11-2020 Scheduled Premises Must Display "LeaveHomeSafe" venue QR code (Holders of Mahjong / Tin Kau Licence)
14-11-2020 Government tightens social distancing measures (14 November 2020)
13-11-2020 Launch of "LeaveHomeSafe" COVID-19 exposure notification mobile app
11-11-2020 Government extends social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (11 November 2020)
03-11-2020 Government extends social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (3 November 2020)
27-10-2020 Government continues to relax social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance in a gradual and orderly manner (27 October 2020)
20-10-2020 Government to gazette latest legislative amendments, directions and specifications under the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (20 October 2020)
13-10-2020 Government extends social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (13 October 2020)
09-10-2020 Anti-epidemic Fund Amusement Game Centres Subsidy Scheme
09-10-2020 Anti-epidemic Fund Mahjong / Tin Kau Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme
06-10-2020 Government extends social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (6 October 2020)
29-09-2020 Latest legislative amendments, directions and specifications under the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance gazetted (29 September 2020)
23-09-2020 Government extends social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (issued on 23 September 2020)
15-09-2020 Government continues to relax social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance in a gradual and orderly manner (15 September 2020)
09-09-2020 Latest Directions by the Secretary for Food and Health published on 8 September 2020 (Government continues to relax social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance in a gradual and orderly manner)
09-09-2020 Latest Directions by the Secretary for Food and Health published on 8 September 2020 (Government continues to relax social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance in a gradual and orderly manner)
08-09-2020 Government continues to relax social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance in a gradual and orderly manner (issued on 8 September 2020)
02-09-2020 Government continues to relax social distancing measures in a gradual and orderly manner (issued on 2 September 2020)
27-08-2020 Government begins to relax social distancing measures in a gradual and orderly manner (issued on 27 August 2020)
25-08-2020 Government amends the Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation and extends social distancing measures (issued on 25 August 2020)
17-08-2020 Government extends social distancing measures (issued on 17 August 2020)
10-08-2020 Government extends social distancing measures (issued on 10 August 2020)
03-08-2020 Government extends social distancing measures (issued on 3 August 2020)
27-07-2020 Government further tightens social distancing measures (issued on 27 July 2020)
20-07-2020 Government extends social distancing measures (issued on 20 July 2020)
19-07-2020 Government announces latest arrangements for HAD services on 19 July 2020
14-07-2020 Latest Directions by the Secretary for Food and Health published on 13 July 2020
09-07-2020 Government tightens social distancing measures on 9 July 2020
30-06-2020 Government announces latest disease prevention measures on 30 June 2020
16-06-2020 Government relaxes social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance on 16 June 2020
03-06-2020 Latest Directions by the Secretary for Food and Health published on 2 June 2020
03-06-2020 Latest Directions by the Secretary for Food and Health published on 2 June 2020
19-05-2020 Government announces latest social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance on 19 May 2020
06-05-2020 Latest Directions by the Secretary for Food and Health published on 5 May 2020
06-05-2020 Latest Directions by the Secretary for Food and Health published on 5 May 2020
05-05-2020 Lifting of certain social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance issued on 5 May 2020
27-04-2020 Anti-epidemic Fund Amusement Game Centres Subsidy Scheme
27-04-2020 Anti-epidemic Fund Mahjong / Tin Kau Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme
21-04-2020 Directions under Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation and Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation issued on 21 April 2020
09-04-2020 Proposals on providing relief to hard-hit sectors
09-04-2020 Proposals on providing relief to hard-hit sectors
08-04-2020 Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) Latest Directions
08-04-2020 Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) Latest Directions
01-04-2020 Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F)
27-03-2020 Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F)
24-03-2020 Prevention of the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Appeal for Support of Stepping up Control Measures
14-10-2019 Relocation of the Entertainment Licensing Team of the Office of the Licensing Authority of the Home Affairs Department
07-08-2019 Electronic Submission (e-submission) of Application Forms
03-07-2019 Revised Application Guides of Lottery Licence, Mahjong/Tin Kau Licence and Tombola Licence
08-04-2019 Issue of Guidance Note on Application for Exemption of Electronic Sports Venues from Licence Requirement under the Amusement Game Centres Ordinance (Cap. 435). Application now commences.
01-04-2019 Logo and QR Code of Charitable Lottery Event
28-09-2018 Revised Reference Guide on Organisation of Lottery Activities
08-08-2018 Issue of Revised Guidance Notes on Application for the Grant of Amusements with Prizes Licence
12-04-2018 Revised Application Forms and Guide on Organisation of Trade Promotion Competitions
07-06-2017 Revised Reference Guide on Organisation of Lottery Activities
06-03-2017 Relocation of the Entertainment Licensing Team of the Office of the Licensing Authority of the Home Affairs Department
03-03-2014 Revised Forms and Guides for Application for Lottery, Tombola, Amusement with Prizes, Trade Promotion Competition and Mahjong/Tin Kau Licences
30-12-2013 Revised Annexes 1 and 4 in Application Form for Trade Promotion Competition Licence
25-07-2013 Revised Reference Guide on Organisation of Lottery Activities
08-07-2012 One-stop finder for charitable fund-raising activities at GovHK
01-04-2012 Transfer of Entertainment Licensing Functions to Office of the Licensing Authority of Home Affairs Department

 

General Advice to Licence Holders/Potential Applicants

16-03-2021 Amusement Game Centre Licence - Licence Condition Nos. 12 and 13
04-03-2021 Latest Directions by the Secretary for Food and Health published on 2 March 2021 (Government extends social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance)
17-02-2021 Latest Directions by the Secretary for Food and Health published on 17 February 2021
30-12-2020 Anti-epidemic Fund Amusement Game Centres Subsidy Scheme
30-12-2020 Anti-epidemic Fund Mahjong / Tin Kau Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme
01-12-2020 Latest Directions by the Secretary for Food and Health published on 30 November 2020
25-11-2020 Scheduled Premises Must Display "LeaveHomeSafe" venue QR code (Operators of Amusement Game Centre)
25-11-2020 Scheduled Premises Must Display "LeaveHomeSafe" venue QR code (Holders of Mahjong / Tin Kau Licence)
13-11-2020 Launch of "LeaveHomeSafe" COVID-19 exposure notification mobile app
22-10-2020 Fire Safety in Amusement Game Centre
22-10-2020 Fire Safety in Exempted Electronic Sports Venue
22-10-2020 Fire Safety in Mahjong/Tin Kau Parlour
22-10-2020 Fire Safety in Public Dance Hall
09-10-2020 Anti-epidemic Fund Amusement Game Centres Subsidy Scheme
09-10-2020 Anti-epidemic Fund Mahjong / Tin Kau Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme
09-09-2020 Latest Directions by the Secretary for Food and Health published on 8 September 2020 (Government continues to relax social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance in a gradual and orderly manner)
09-09-2020 Latest Directions by the Secretary for Food and Health published on 8 September 2020 (Government continues to relax social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance in a gradual and orderly manner)
03-06-2020 Latest Directions by the Secretary for Food and Health published on 2 June 2020
03-06-2020 Latest Directions by the Secretary for Food and Health published on 2 June 2020
06-05-2020 Latest Directions by the Secretary for Food and Health published on 5 May 2020
06-05-2020 Latest Directions by the Secretary for Food and Health published on 5 May 2020
27-04-2020 Anti-epidemic Fund Amusement Game Centres Subsidy Scheme
27-04-2020 Anti-epidemic Fund Mahjong / Tin Kau Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme
09-04-2020 Proposals on providing relief to hard-hit sectors
09-04-2020 Proposals on providing relief to hard-hit sectors
08-04-2020 Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) Latest Directions
08-04-2020 Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) Latest Directions
01-04-2020 Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F)
27-03-2020 Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F)
24-03-2020 Prevention of the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Appeal for Support of Stepping up Control Measures
06-01-2020 Government launches Preparedness and Response Plan for Novel Infectious Disease of Public Health Significance for Amusement Game Centre, Mahjong/tin kau and Public Dance Hall Licensees 
Attachment: Health Information (Communicable Diseases)
08-08-2019 Gambling Ordinance (Cap. 148) Mahjong/Tin Kau Licence Condition Number 8 and Special Condition (a)
01-04-2019 Logo and QR Code of Charitable Lottery Event
28-02-2019 Amusement Game Machines in Amusement Game Centres
09-10-2018 Amusement Game Centre Licence Licence Condition Nos. 12 and 13
01-08-2018 Uploading of Income and Expenditure Statement and Report of Lottery Event onto Government Websites
18-05-2017 Licence Condition No. 8 of Amusement Game Centre Licence
19-06-2015 Health Information on "Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Local Dengue Fever Case" for Public Dance Hall Licensees. Attachment: ( Middle East Respiratory Syndrome ) ( Dengue Fever )
19-06-2015 Health Information on "Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Local Dengue Fever Case" for Mahjong/Tin Kau Licensees. Attachment: ( Middle East Respiratory Syndrome ) ( Dengue Fever )
19-06-2015 Health Information on "Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Local Dengue Fever Case" for Amusement Game Centre Licensees. Attachment: ( Middle East Respiratory Syndrome ) ( Dengue Fever )
14-01-2015 Licence Condition Nos. 3, 4 and 8 of Amusement Game Centre Licence relating to - (a) Transfer of Licence, (b) Appointment of Agent and (c) Application for a change of layout plan
09-01-2014 Health Information on "Thrid Confirmed Case of Human Infection with Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Virus" for Public Dance Hall Licensees
09-01-2014 Health Information on "Third Confirmed Case of Human Infection with Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Virus" for Mahjong/Tin Kau Licensees
09-01-2014 Health Information on "Third Confirmed Case of Human Infection with Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Virus" for Amusement Game Centre Licensees
10-04-2013 "Health Information on Cases of Influenza A (H7N9)" for Public Dance Hall Licensees
10-04-2013 "Health Information on Cases of Influenza A (H7N9)" for Mahjong/Tin Kau Licensees
10-04-2013 "Health Information on Cases of Influenza A (H7N9)" for Amusement Game Centre Licensees
18-12-2012 Smoke-free Mahjong/Tin Kau Premises
28-11-2012 Amusement Game Centres Ordinance (Cap. 435) Licence Conditions 12 and 13 of Amusement Game Centre Licence Relating to the Prevention of Gambling
27-09-2012 Gambling Ordinance (Cap. 148) - Mahjong/Tin Kau Licence Condition Number 13: Requiring licensee or appointed agent be present at the licensed premises at all times during the hours of play
16-05-2012 Gambling Ordinance(Cap 148) - No machines/devices of a gambling nature shall be installed/placed in premises issued with Amusements with Prizes Licences
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