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News 2020


01/07/2020

You may be be aware that on Saturday (Derby Day) Newbury Racecourse have arranged a pop up pub along with large screens to cover horseracing and 2 Premier League football matches. The FRB approached the racecourse to offer them betting services to be provided by a number of bookmakers to enable the racecourse to offer a full package for those attending the event. Newbury racecourse have responded and have stated that they do not require betting services and thanked us for our offer and assistance.  

The FRB continue to work on behalf of all bookmakers and we always listen to your questions and welcome feedback.

Best wishes to all, keep safe and well and let's hope we're all back on the racecourse soon.

The FRB Directors.


07/06/2020

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Graham Billington, who bet as JP Doyle, peacefully at home on 31st May 2020, following a short battle with cancer.

The much loved husband of Theresa, loving father of Sarah, devoted Grandpa to Oscar and Owen, loving brother of Hilary and loving uncle to Sam and Anna.

Due to present Covid restrictions, a private family funeral will take place.

No flowers by request please, donations in lieu would be gratefully accepted for St. John's Hospice, Lancaster, c/o
Martin's, The Funeral Directors, 186-188, Tulketh Brow, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston. PR2 2JJ. Tel. 01772 733007. 


27/05/2020 - Following continued discussions on behalf of our members, we are pleased that the RCA have made the following announcement...

An RCA spokesperson has issued the following statement with regard to the timing of allowing crowds, and bookmakers, back to the racecourse.
“Please rest assured that we are acutely aware of the financial pressure that behind closed doors racing places on racecourses and those who rely on attending a day’s racing as an income source.
British racing’s provisional return on 1st June is a big step forward. We will continue to work with our industry partners and DCMS to introduce further ways to return to normality but we will be guided by government advice. As soon as it is deemed safe and appropriate to move forward, we will.”


March 2020

FRB Proposed Revised Gambling Fees - Response from Gambling Commission


March 2020

FRB Proposed Revised Gambling Fees - Letter to Gambling Commission


 

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