Two representatives of the Gambling Commission attended the last Horseracing Bettors Forum Meeting in December to discuss matters raised by the HBF and as an early step in consolidating links between the two bodies. Topics that were discussed included: Tracking Cookies/Spyware; The Application of Rule 4s; Dormant Accounts; Difficulties in Withdrawing Funds; and Future Contact […]
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 […]
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.