To fill the shortfall in British and Irish racing, the Tote will offer its UK customers new opportunities to bet on Hong Kong racing after securing a new partnership with the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC).
Tote customers will now be able to play the Placepot on meetings from the Happy Valley Racecourse and the Sha Tin Racecourse every week.
Alex Frost, Chief Executive of the UK Tote Group, commented: “We are delighted to be able to develop our partnership with the Hong Kong Jockey Club to showcase their world class racing to as broad an audience as possible, alongside providing new betting opportunities, including the Placepot which remains the Tote’s most popular bet.
“These are unprecedented times and challenging for everyone involved in horse racing. We want the Tote to be true to its founding principles, being on the side of both horseracing and the customers as we work with international partners to support and promote the sport around the world.
“I would personally like to thank Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Jockey Club and Richard Cheung, Executive Director, Customer and International Business Development, as well as their entire team for the incredible support and assistance in developing the ongoing partnership between the Hong Kong Jockey Club and the UK Tote.”
Punters will also be able to access live coverage from the Happy Valley and Sha Tin meetings, as well as place race-by-race single leg bets.
Richard Cheung, Executive Director, Customer and International Business Development, added: “The UK Tote is our key commingling partner and I would like to congratulate them on the introduction of the Placepot on Hong Kong races for UK customers which is traditionally a very popular bet. We look forward to continuing to work with Alex Frost and his team at the UK Tote.”