What are BHA’s relationships with the betting industry like?
Working in partnership with the betting industry is crucial to our anti-corruption efforts.
BHA has good working relationships with the traditional bookmakers, who also want racing to be clean and will share information whenever they see suspicious activity.
BHA also works closely with the Betting Exchanges. The leading exchange firms are in constant communication with the Integrity Department, providing up-to-date information on the betting markets and, where necessary, accurate audit trails back to those attempting to cheat.
These close working relationships have undoubtedly increased BHA’s ability to investigate and discipline those involved in corruption and malpractice.
Racing was the first sport to have a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ with the betting exchanges and traditional bookmakers and this voluntary sharing of information has played a significant part in the fight against corruption in racing.