Jockey Club Reaction to Gambling Review Announcement
Published: 9 December 1999
The Jockey Club today welcomed the Home Secretary’s announcement that there will be a comprehensive review of British gambling legislation.
Christopher Spence, Senior Steward of the Jockey Club, said: “For some time we have expressed our concern about the threats to racing arising from the lack of regulation of betting. The future commercial success of British horseracing is dependent upon there being continued belief in the integrity of the sport. It is encouraging news that Government appears ready to introduce legislation that reflects the modern world of gambling.”