The Hong Kong Government established the Ping Wo Fund in September 2003 to finance preventive and remedial measures to address gambling-related problems. The major ambits of the Ping Wo Fund are to finance the following measures:
- research and studies into problems and issues relating to gambling;
- public education and other measures to prevent or alleviate problems relating to gambling; and
- counselling, treatment and other remedial or support services for problem and pathological gamblers and those affected by them.