The Federation of Racecourse Bookmakers was formed in 2003, to provide an umbrella organisation covering:-
- Association of Racecourse Bookmakers
- National Association of Bookmakers
- Rails Bookmakers Association
Whilst the three associations retain their individual autonomy, the FRB is able to act jointly and collectively for the interests of all racecourse bookmakers.
18th June 2021
ARC message for on course bookmakers;
Following the recent government announcement of a further delay to the full lifting of restrictions ARC are pleased to announce that we will continue with our current policy of not charging a Daily Betting Badge fee for on course bookmakers and their staff up to and including the 18thJuly (a maximum of 3 people including the bookmaker allowed).
From the 19th July ARC will reintroduce the Daily Betting Badge fee at a rate of 3 x public admission price across all our racecourses, this rate will remain in place until the end of August.
On the 1st September normal Daily Betting Badge fees will be reintroduced along with the Annual Marketing Fee across all ARC racecourses.
Please note that the Daily Betting Badge fees and the Annual Marketing Fee will no longer be payable by cash and the process for payment will be confirmed before fees are reintroduced on the 19th July.
To accommodate social distancing rules we will continue to operate a maximum capacity of 50% of bookmaker pitches until the 19th July.
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