The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) will accept applications for loans, intended to be used as emergency support to the British horseracing industry to help it to manage the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, from 1 September.
The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that it plans to increase minimum prize money levels from September, with the appearance money scheme, designed to deliver more value for mid- and lower-tier trainers also set to resume that month.
New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has revealed that both revenue and net profit were below budget expectations in the first half of its fiscal year, while it made a higher-than-expected loss for the period.
The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has revealed that a group of its members was able to raise £250,000 (€276,843/$310,149) for several charities through an initiative based around the Royal Ascot horse racing event.
The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) is to increase the amount of prize money on offer during the first 10 weeks of UK horse racing when the sport returns in June, to help offset money lost during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) enforced suspension.
Sweden’s former horse racing monopoly operator AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) has reported a 10.7% year-on-year increase in net gaming revenue for the first quarter of 2019 to SEK1.11bn (£89.0m/€102.1m/$110.7m).
New Zealand Racing and the TAB have taken the decision to close all retail sites and temporarily suspend racing after the national government announced that it would move the country to Alert Level 4 of the Covid-19 alert system later today (25 March).
Sportech has said that impairment costs related to a sports bar asset in Stamford, Connecticut, in the US meant losses widened in 2019, but the betting technology provider was able to report a year-on-year increase in total revenue.
Ladbrokes Coral and bwin.party operator GVC Holdings has estimated that the suspension of all horse racing in the UK until the end of April will lead to an earnings decline of £20m-£25m, on top of yesterday’s (16 March) reduced earnings guidance.
Sweden’s AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) posted the highest full-year revenue in the company’s history in 2019, though a decline in its core racing vertical and Sweden’s new gaming taxes hit operating profit for the year.
Lotteries and keno helped Tabcorp’s revenues to increase to 4.4% to $2.91bn for the six months ended 31 December, 2019, even as the operator’s wagering vertical faced integration issues and the gaming services vertical struggled.