TAB New Zealand reported net profit for October of $15.8 million, which was $4.4 million above budget and $3 million above last year. Profit was driven by strong domestic and international racing and by the All Blacks' first international appearance since the Rugby World Cup.
Seoul area casinos and racing facilities are being limited to 20 percent capacity under tightened Covid-19 related social distancing rules. While most other social venues will have 30-50 percent capacity limits, a tougher standard is being imposed on gambling venues.
Last week saw the end of the 2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival, held from 31 October to November 7. Known as "the race that stops the nation", the carnival is one of the biggest horse racing events in Australia and is well-known in the horse racing world.
Led by the horse racing industry, other sports bodies globally have been establishing integrity units. As the role and prominence of integrity units in sport increases they become more expensive to maintain and the question thus arises: are they worth it?
The Jockey Club’s HK$3.7 million facility in Conghua – and its expertise in betting – could become key planks in China’s bold new plan to establish a standardised national horse racing industry.