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The Office will be closed from Tuesday until Monday 25th June although messages will still be picked up at some point.

At the request of members, we have contacted the FRB as to why the Data payments for 2017 were not paid at the end of May 2018, over a year in arrears which would have been consistent with previous years. We have been told that the payment process should be completed soon but declined to give any level of daily payment.
18/06/2018

Gambling Commission Compliance Workshops update.
Please follow this link for the latest update.

18/06/2018


New! YORKSHIRE AREA P2P BETTING LIST EXCHANGE SYSTEM FOR 2018/2019 SEASON


Positions to buy now are up!

Updated 12/06/2018


TurfTV Data
All members who followed the boards advice and signed the TTV data contract will this week receive their final data payments from AMRAC at the agreed rates of over £21/£7 per day for the year ended 31st March 2018, with the year ended 31/03/2017. Paid in full last year.
30/04/2018


Rewards4Racing points Draw
All those people that purchased Grand National tickets via the office were added into a draw for the points and 3 random people have been picked out of a hat who will receive an equal share of £48 off their next order of tickets through us.

G Billington,
A Geraghty,
and our third person has kindly asked us to donate his share to Macmillan Nurses.

The draw was based on the number of tickets bought by each person giving them 1 entry per ticket ordered (not including car park badges).
17/04/2018

Compliance workshops – a thank you from the Commission

Over the past year or so the Commission has been pleased to support 4 compliance workshops for on-course bookmakers.  They have been held in London, Birmingham, Dewsbury and Scotland.  They have represented a fantastic opportunity for us to meet around 200 operators and reps.  The level of attendance by the sector has been fantastic and reflects positively on your desire to get things right.  I would also like to acknowledge the huge efforts made by those responsible for arranging the days – without you we couldn’t have made the events the success they were.

Preventing underage betting remains the no.1 priority for the sector.  We therefore wanted to share the Best Practice tips provided by Serve Legal who undertake the Think 21 testing on the racecourses.  Hopefully it will help you and your teams to continue to improve performance in this area.

We hope to run further events in the future so if you couldn’t make it this time then please try to attend next time.  For those that did attend, if you have any feedback on how the events could be made better please contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or you can provide your thoughts through members of the AGT, FRB or BRBA.
Serve Legal Age Verification Tips

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Important Notice from Wetherby Racecourse
09/04/2018

DATA
1. Following the concerns raised by members on the forum, we have been assured by RMG that all Bookmakers who have signed before the 31st March Deadline  will have a signed contract returned from them W/C 2nd April 2018.
 
2. All Bookmakers who signed the TTV contract will have received payment for the period 28.02.2018 today on the previous basis of £21 & £7 per day, with the March payment to follow shortly.
 
3. The TRP payments for the period to 31.03.2018 which will include the £150 for all those who have achieved 3 days will be processed this month.
04/04/2018


Important message
Members are advised to read the March 2018 update from the GC
31/03/2018


Important message
Members are strongly advised to read this notice from the Gambling Commission.
We will update you with more details when they are available.
 
26/03/2018


Members will have received yet another communication from the FRB.
For the avoidance of doubt for those Bookmakers who followed this Associations advice you need to do nothing as your payments as long as you provide your data, are guaranteed for the full 5 year term.
02/03/2018


Till Roll Price Change
The BRBA has been supplying its members with high quality till tolls delivered to their chosen address, for their convenience for over seven years at the same price, as any price increase has been absorbed by the Association.

Regrettably the factors listed on the attached document has forced us to increase the price to £115 for 4 boxes delivered or £30 per box on individual basis. 

We will of course use all reasonable endeavours such as bulk buying to mitigate any future price increases. 

Members still have the benefit of the cheapest product on the market which has the begambleaware logo on the back.

Letter 1 / Letter 2
20/02/2018

Some members will have received a letter from the FRB regarding member's data payments. The FRB ask that members allow their data payments to go to the FRB who would then return the payment to you as a dividend. We strongly advise that you do NOT allow the FRB to collect and administer your data payments.

As regards the Gambling Commission we would like to make the following clear:
Our work with the Gambling Commission is on going and all matters regarding this area are being addressed. We will update you as we have done before in our Spring Newsletter.
09/02/2018


MEMBERS WILL NOW HAVE RECEIVED ANOTHER LETTER FROM THE FRB.
THE ASSOCIATIONS ADVICE IS UNCHANGED PLEASE SEE THE NOTICE AND LETTER ON 30th OCTOBER LAST YEAR.
04/01/2018


Members are reminded to submit their Gambling Commission Regulatory Returns which can be found on the E Services page of their website.

Members are also reminded that if they are trading at an unlicensed track (for example, at PTP or harness racing) the venue must ensure they do hold an appropriate Occasional Use Notice.  The Gambling Commission have written to the PTP and harness racing communities reminding them of this requirement but they also advise that they would expect licensed bookmakers to undertake appropriate due diligence in this regard too.  In short, licensed bookmakers shouldn’t operate from venues that are committing premises offences under the Gambling Act 2005. The Association will use all reasonable endeavours to  ensure that where we administer the Bookmakers lists there is an Occasional use Notice in place but it is ultimately the Operators responsibility to check.
11/01/2018


BRBA P2P 2017/2018 SEASON - Please read
07/12/2017


Bookmakers are advised to ignore recent correspondence from the FRB until we receive the information requested below, on the matter dated the 30/10/2017.
11/11/2017


Notice from the Gambling Commission on prevention of underage gambling - (Corrected Letter)
08/11/2017

REQUEST FOR FRB’s DISTRIBUTABLE CASH RESERVES ( Link to the letter )
In response to the AGM’s concerns about the FRB we wrote to Barlow Robins their solicitors requesting the FRB’s cash reserves at 30th September 2017.
You will see from their solicitor's reply that whilst that they accept the FRB pay out a year in arrears they are not prepared to provide any further information.
Please note the FRB's position, as set out in the letter from their solicitors and feel free to take this into account when responding to any further correspondence from the FRB.
30/10/2017


RMG Contract
Bookmakers will have by now received a contract from RMG for the sale of your Data for 5 Years on more improved terms than the previous TTV & SiS Contact and are recommended to sign and return it.
16/10/2017

REGARDING RECENT LETTER FROM THE FRB

On receipt of the recent letter from FRB, we have clarified with RMG that the FRB is not in discussions with RMG as to data payments. RMG sought feedback from BRBA and all other bookmaker associations, including the FRB, on the individual bookmaker agreements that were sent out this week, but the FRB declined to respond.

13/10/2017
 

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