Tag Archives: horserace betting levy board
- UK bookies reach deal on horse racing levy; two bids for Greek racing monopoly
September 20, 2014
UK bookmakers have reached agreement with the nation’s horseracing stakeholders on the next horserace betting levy. On Thursday, the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) announced that the Bookmakers Committee had agreed to continue to ante up a 10.75% levy on their racing revenue ahead of the Oct. 31 deadline. The...
- Hills to appeal High Court Betfair ruling; Channel 4’s Ladbrokes-pimping criticized
November 7, 2012
Bookmaker William Hill has launched an iPhone app that allows punters to wage on the outcomes of ‘virtual sports’ i.e. football plus horse and dog racing. Hills is promoting the app as something to fill the barren wasteland that your life resembles when there are no live matches or races...
- UK racing and bookies agree on new Levy deal ahead of schedule
October 24, 2012
Given the British devotion to tradition, we find it incomprehensible that the nation’s bookies and its horseracing industry have chosen this year to forego the traditional reenactment of the Battle of the Somme that renegotiating a new horseracing Levy usually resembles. On Wednesday, the two parties announced they had reached...
- William Hill challenge against HBLB thrown out
July 20, 2012
A judicial review into the status of Betfair’s punters as individual bookmakers has ruled in favour of betting exchanges. The case, which was brought against the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB), went in Betfair’s favour after an HBLB consultation found that customers laying bets aren’t classed as “leviable bookmakers”. Martin...
- BHA and William Hill want judicial review of levy
September 9, 2011
Horseracing’s latest debate over payment of the levy is coming to the fore once more as the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and William Hill have lodged a judicial review application against a decision on betting exchanges. The review application was lodged yesterday and relates to a decision made by the...
- Levy Board trying to sign up Mandela; Trainer takes swipe at Betfair
December 16, 2010
It might surprise you that the great Nelson Mandela is being linked to the horseracing industry, but at a time of great upheaval in some facets of the sport they’re clutching at all the straws they can find – which is four and a half if you’re wondering. This is...
Betfair latest to exit Poland
March 28, 2017
Betfair sponsor Juventus; Unibet sponsor Aston Villa
July 5, 2017