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    Glenn
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    It didn’t take long did it? A few days after next year’s fixture list has been written to their exact specifications and signed off, at least one of the trilaterals has decided to welch on the kickback they’d promised The Rabble.

    Now The Rabble want to be our mates again. They’ve asked us to do them a favour and not bet with those bookies that have done a runner from their brasshouse without paying for the services they recieved! Hell, they even want to run Q&A sessions and lend us their ear for the first time since GPT based levy was introduced.

    Of course this is all academic on a day like yesterday when The Rabble had sabotaged their own tracks, in order to assits their no-pay clients, to such an extent that there was no racing left to bet on!

    Am I alone in thinking they’ve got more front than Blackpool?

    #242725
    Pompete
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    These people really have no shame.

    The Institutional Mug-Punterism that exists throughout the BHA is clear for all to see. So, to now ask for our help is breath-taking.

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    dave jay
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    .. they’ve left it a bit late haven’t they.

    #242873
    ricky lake
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    Glen , it all goes back to the old saying , if you lie down with dogs youll get fleas

    This time the games up and the BHA have been well and truly mullered , is there any chance that even now they might wake up and smell the coffee

    cheers

    Ricky

    #242898
    TheThrowback
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    It will be interesting to see how the remaining bricks and mortar UK FOBT/virtual racing-infested betting outlets get treated going forwards

    #242966
    BUD
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    To Be Nosey. What The Heck are you speaking of?

    #242978
    wit
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    Hi BUD

    "Rabble" was the term used this week by the CEO of one of the big 3 bookmakers in the UK ("the trilaterals") to describe those running British horseracing, basically the BHA and the Levy Board

    The bookies basically got the BHA to follow their agenda in terms of shaping and expanding the racing programme, only for 2 of the big 3 now to announce that they will no longer be paying a significant portion of their clients’ contribution to that programme’s prize-money through the statutory levy.

    This is because they are now moving their operations offshore to a place where the levy cannot be….er…levied.

    The chairman of the Levy Board suggested that this action ‘should be enough to make punters think whether to bet with such operators.’

    It coincided with this BHA initiative:

    https://theracingforum.co.uk/forum/v … hp?t=78841

    and with the abandonment of some racing earlier this week.

    best regards

    wit

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    Black Sam Bellamy
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    Glenn – what’s the solution ?

    #242993
    BUD
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    Hi BUD

    "Rabble" was the term used this week by the CEO of one of the big 3 bookmakers in the UK ("the trilaterals") to describe those running British horseracing, basically the BHA and the Levy Board

    The bookies basically got the BHA to follow their agenda in terms of shaping and expanding the racing programme, only for 2 of the big 3 now to announce that they will no longer be paying a significant portion of their clients’ contribution to that programme’s prize-money through the statutory levy.

    This is because they are now moving their operations offshore to a place where the levy cannot be….er…levied.

    The chairman of the Levy Board suggested that this action ‘should be enough to make punters think whether to bet with such operators.’

    It coincided with this BHA initiative:

    https://theracingforum.co.uk/forum/v … hp?t=78841

    and with the abandonment of some racing earlier this week.

    best regards
    My Thanks !!
    wit

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