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Mark Bird GBGB: Greyhound racing cannot fix welfare issues without increased bookmaker funding

Mark Bird the MD of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has penned an open letter to Paul Darling, Chairman of the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) and Clive Hawkswood, leader of the Remote Gambling Association (RGA), urging the industry figureheads to support further funding measures for sustaining UK greyhound racing. Bird states that greyhound racing faces a funding …

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Greyhound Board of Great Britain announces prize initiatives

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The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has announced a number of new initiatives, which will see graded owners and trainers benefit from bumper prize money and funding of around £400,000, between February and March. Replacing the Owners’ Bonus Series competitions, the new schemes are set be implemented following consultations with various stakeholders. Peter Harnden, one of the Practitioner members …

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GBGB praises Ladbrokes Coral’s commitment to ‘rebuilding greyhound racing’

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Barry Faulkner the Chief Executive of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has praised Ladbrokes Coral’s governance for committing to pay a voluntary levy on greyhound turnover taken from remote wagers. Yesterday, FTSE-listed Ladbrokes Coral issued a corporate statement detailing that it would pay a ‘voluntary levy to greyhound racing based on off shore greyhound turnover from the start of 2018.’ …

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GBGB considers race integrity after Sittingbourne BAGS removal

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The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) will consider whether any Rules of Racing were breached at Central Park Stadium Sittingbourne in 2015, after a greyhound was incorrectly removed from the starting line at the request of Bookmakers Afternoon Greyhound Service (BAGS). Now that the Gambling Commission has concluded its own investigations into the 20:52 race on 23 April, the …

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GBGB condemns greyhound treatment that closed NSW racing

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has ‘condemned’ the practices highlighted in a government report into greyhound racing in New South Wales, a state of affairs that has seen the sport banned from the Australian state. The Special Commission of Inquiry found ‘overwhelming evidence’ of systemic animal cruelty, including mass greyhound killings and live baiting – a practice that …

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BAGS greyhound streaming boosts racing’s funds by £750,000

Bookmakers are to add three quarters of a million pounds into the coffers of greyhound racing after the successful launch of a new streaming service six months ago. BAGS, the Bookmakers’ Afternoon Greyhound Service which organises greyhound fixtures to be televised in betting shops,  has announced that it has raised almost £750,000 additional funds for the greyhound racing industry via …

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GBGB wants Racing Right extended to greyhound racing

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has urged the UK government to extend its Betting Right legislation to cover UK greyhound racing. Following last week’s announcement of the Betting Right by UK Chancellor George Osbourne, GBGB management showed its support for the introduction of the legislation which would tax funds for wagers placed on UK racing through licensed UK …

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BAGS to remind tracks to keep an eye on bookmakers

BAGS, the Bookmakers Afternoon Greyhound Service, has said that it will address the concerns highlighted by the Gambling Commission over the robustness of the mechanism to deliver SPs for greyhound racing. The organisation issued a statement, saying: “The Commission comments that although there will be no criminal charges, there remains a degree of concern about the integrity of the markets …

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Greyhound Board goes to the Banks

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain has appointed Simon Banks as Media and Communications Officer.  Banks is an experienced freelance journalist who has written for a wide range of national and business titles on a number of subjects including greyhound racing, general sport and gambling related matters. He is a greyhound owner and has a retired greyhound at home. He …

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