General provisions relating to sections 16A and 16B
(1) For the purposes of section 16A(1), bookmaking or betting with a bookmaker is promoted or facilitated if-
(a) advertisements to promote bookmaking or betting with a bookmaker are exhibited, disseminated or distributed; or
(b) service in any of the following forms is made available-
(i) receipt of a bet as an agent whether the bet is ultimately received by the bookmaker within or outside Hong Kong;
(ii) transmission of a bet;
(iii) receipt of a deposit paid wholly or partly for the purpose of betting;
(iv) transmission of a deposit referred to in subparagraph (iii);
(v) transmission of winnings on a bet; or
(vi) arrangement for opening or maintaining of an account wholly or partly for the purpose of betting,
and in section 16B(1), "promote or facilitate bookmaking or betting with a bookmaker" (推廣或便利收受賭注或向收受賭注者投注) shall be construed accordingly.
(2) A person may be convicted of an offence under section 16A or 16B in relation to a set of facts notwithstanding that no person is convicted of an offence under section 7 or 8 in relation to the same set of facts.