Billiard establishments, public bowling-alleys and public skating rinks

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  • DescriptionsDescriptions

    This Business Liaison Group (BLG) is a formal forum for billiard establishments, public bowling-alleys and public skating rinks owners, operators or their representatives to exchange views with government representatives on licensing and regulatory matters. The BLG mainly covers Places of Amusement Licence. BLG members are welcome to suggest agenda items on licensing and regulatory matters affecting the trade.

     

  • Government RepresentativesGovernment Representatives

    Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Buildings Department, Fire Services Department, Hong Kong Police, Lands Department and Efficiency Office. 

  • Notes of MeetingNotes of Meeting / Trade's Views

    Trade’s views are collected through various channels, including BLG meetings, online forms, e-mails and phone calls.  The relevant meeting notes, summaries of trade’s views and the Government’s responses are tabulated below –

     

    Meeting /

    Trade's views

    Date / Period Document
    18 18 Oct 2022

    16th Meeting NotesMeeting notes (Chinese version only)

    Annex - 簡介康文署新網站版面及遊樂場所牌照網頁Annex (Chinese version only)

      Jul – Dec 2022

    17th Meeting NotesSummary of trade's views and Government's

           responses (Chinese version only)

      Jan – Jun 2022

    17th Meeting NotesSummary of trade's views and Government's

           responses (Chinese version only)

      Jul – Dec 2021

    No trade's views were raised through this BLG

    17 27 Jun 2016

    17th Meeting NotesMeeting notes (Chinese version only)

    16 9 Nov 2015

    16th Meeting NotesMeeting notes (Chinese version only)

    Annex - 簡介康文署新網站版面及遊樂場所牌照網頁Annex (Chinese version only)

    15 6 May 2015

    15th Meeting NotesMeeting notes (Chinese version only)

    Annex - 正確取水供水冷式空調系統之用Annex (Chinese version only)

    14 7 Nov 2014

    14th Meeting NotesMeeting notes (Chinese version only)

    Annex - Validation Scheme for unauthorised signboards under the Signboard Control SystemAnnex (Chinese version only)

    13 16 May 2014

    13th Meeting NotesMeeting notes (Chinese version only)

    AnnexAnnex (Chinese version only)

    12 8 Nov 2013

    12th Meeting NotesMeeting notes (Chinese version only)

    AnnexAnnex (Chinese version only)

    11 8 May 2013 11th Meeting NotesMeeting notes (Chinese version only)

     

    If you would like to access billiard establishments, public bowling-alleys and public skating rinks BLG meeting notes/annex(es) issued before 2013, please contact us at bft@effo.gov.hk

  • Highlight of Interesting IssuesHighlight of Interesting Issues

    • According to the Places of Amusement Regulation, the licensee shall allow the licensed premises to be operated between 8 a.m. and 2 a.m. If the licensee wishes to operate beyond the regulated operating hours, approval from LCSD via application is required beforehand. LCSD may consider exemptions for applications of extending operating hours on case by case basis.
    • According to the Places of Amusement Regulation, persons under the age of 16 can enter the billiard establishments from 10am till 8pm. If the person wishes to enter beyond the specified hours, written permissions via case-by-case application must be obtained from the Director of Leisure and Cultural Services beforehand; Persons in school uniform cannot enter billiard establishments at any time.
Video: What a skating trade participant is saying about the BLG

Video: What a skating trade participant is saying about the BLG

Duration 2:20
Video: What a billiard establishment trade participant is saying about the BLG (Cantonese version only)

Video: What a billiard establishment trade participant is saying about the BLG (Cantonese version only)

Duration 2:36
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