The Horseracing Bettors Forum recently had its first anniversary, which included a “meet-the-public” event at Doncaster Racecourse and a number of media appearances, all of which sought to explain what HBF is and what it hopes to achieve. A link to a leaflet which aims to do the same – produced with the help of […]
HBF has produced a leaflet aimed at helping the public understand who we are, what we do, and how we’ve fared in our first year. The leaflet can be downloaded below: Download HBF Leaflet here
HBF was a counter-signatory to the following letter from Brian Chappell, representing a group called Justice For Punters, sent to the CEO of the UK Gambling Commission on 1 July 2016, regarding account verification. At the time of writing, HBF understands that Brian has had acknowledgement of receipt of his letter but no other reply. Dear […]
Horseracing Bettors Forum, September 2016 Meeting The next Horseracing Bettors Forum meeting will take place at Doncaster Racecourse before racing on 7 September 2016. For practical reasons, it will not be possible to make the meeting open to the public, but HBF will have public representation on the course throughout the afternoon. HBF invites the […]
Following a small but significant amount of correspondence from the British horseracing public, as well as expressions of concern from its own members, the Horseracing Bettors Forum discussed the issue of non-runners at its meeting on 6 June 2016. HBF members were unanimous in wishing to convey to the BHA the Forum’s belief that the […]
The Horseracing Bettors Forum (HBF), created in 2015 with the assistance of the BHA to represent the views of those who bet on British racing, has received a considerable amount of correspondence from the public regarding the issue of account closures and restrictions. Anecdotally, many horseracing bettors find their accounts closed or restricted (sometimes to […]
The third HBF meeting took place in London on 29 February 2016. All HBF members were in attendance. The Forum was addressed separately by Nick Rust (Chief Executive of the BHA), Jenny Hall (Chief Vet of the BHA) and Nigel Roddis (Great British Racing), all of whom answered questions posed by Forum members after their […]
To: The Secretary of the Starting Price Regulatory Dated: 13 March, 2016 Dear Jim. I am writing to you on behalf of the Horseracing Bettors Forum about the Starting Price Regulatory Commission’s report on the Starting Price consultation, which was published a week ago.
Matt Bisogno of the Horseracing Bettors Forum joined the Racecourse Association Gambling Advisory Group at its meeting on 13 January 2016. This Group of racecourse representatives is in place to share best practice and provide advice and assistance to racecourses on the on-course implementation of gambling-related initiatives.
A number of individuals from within bookmaking had already indicated a willingness to speak with HBF regarding concerns about account closures/restrictions and other betting issues, and it was with this in mind that HBF intends to engage with the betting industry in a spirit of sharing ideas and of obtaining clarity. This includes: attempting to […]