Sunday, December 15, 2019

Protests force race cancellations at HKJC

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) announced on Wednesday that it was cancelling races “to ensure the safety of its employees and racegoers” as violence between protesters and police escalates.

KRA hopes to introduce online racing betting

The Korea Racing Authority has launched efforts to introduce online horse racing betting in the country, in the hopes of limiting illegal online betting.According...
Hong Kong racing

Ascot provides royal revenue boost

The Hong Kong Jockey Club has seen strong growth in its international business, with the addition of a pool on racing at Royal Ascot boosting turnover.
Hong Kong racing

HKJC cancels race due to protest fears

The Hong Kong Jockey Club cancelled its Wednesday night meeting in Happy Valley due to concern about protests as the race was to feature a horse partly owned by pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho Kwan-yiu. 

Pachinko and racing industries banned from Japanese IRs

A paragraph on page 10 of the 46-page draft of the IR Basic Plan answers one of the pending questions that has lingered in...
Hong Kong racing

Betfair told to cease HK operations

Betfair Australia has been ordered to stop offering bets on Hong Kong racing in a cease and desist order from the Hong Kong Jockey Club. 
Hong Kong racing

Betfair to start bets on HK racing in Sept.

Betfair Australia plans to start exchange betting on horse racing in Hong Kong from Sept. 1, according to media reports. 
Australian horse racing

NSW and Victoria stage turf war in Australian racing

Australian racing is in the midst of one of the biggest changes in its long history as the nation's two biggest states – New South Wales and Victoria – wage what the media have dubbed a "turf war" and behind which lies two different approaches to the business of betting.
Tabcorp

Tabcorp FY revenue up 8.7 percent on lottery/keno

Tabcorp posted an 8.7 percent increase in revenue in the first full year after combining with Tatts Group, with a strong contribution from its lottery and keno division.

Gamblers bear brunt of POCT: JP Morgan

Higher costs associated with Australia’s Point of Consumption Tax (POCT) has ultimately been passed over to gamblers, according to a note from JP Morgan...

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