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Hainan Bets on Horse Racing

China’s State Council has encouraged Hainan province to develop the sport of horse racing. Photo: VCG
China’s State Council has encouraged Hainan province to develop the sport of horse racing. Photo: VCG

* China’s State Council is encouraging Hainan to nurture horse racing as part of a plan to turn the island province into a hot spot for sports tourism.

* However, the government did not explicitly say that the change would legalize gambling on horse racing.

(Beijing) — Betting on horse racing could be just around the corner in China’s island province of Hainan, as Chinese authorities have lifted a ban on the activity.

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