The U.K.’s Tote Group said it has extended its collaboration with the Hong Kong Jockey Club to offer its customers more betting opportunities as race meeting shrivel due to the coronavirus.
Tote customers can now play the Placepot on meetings from Hong Kong’s Happy Valley and Sha Tin Racecourses.
Alongside the Placepot, Tote customers can watch live streaming and place race-by-race single leg bets throughout the Happy Valley and Sha Tin meetings, every Sunday and Wednesday, with the Tote’s new blog providing information and tips on the form for each race.
“We are delighted to be able to develop our partnership with the Hong Kong Jockey Club to showcase their world class racing to as broad an audience as possible, alongside providing new betting opportunities, including the Placepot which remains the Tote’s most popular bet,” said Tote Group CEO Alex Frost. “These are unprecedented times and challenging for everyone involved in horse racing. We want the Tote to be true to its founding principles, being on the side of both horseracing and customers as we work with international partners to support and promote the sport around the world.”
The HKJC is continuing to run its races, though they are currently closed to the public. The Tote and the Hong Kong club announced a commingling partnership in November 2016.
“The UK Tote is our key commingling partner and I would like to congratulate them on the introduction of the Placepot on Hong Kong races for UK customers which is traditionally a very popular bet,” said Richard Cheung, HKJC Executive Director, Customer and International Business Development.