WoTA is launching a series of Webinars on marketing and customers’ knowledge for the benefits of its members and the exchange of best practices.

They are free for members; A fee will be requested for non-members.

Please consult the page regularly for updates on dates and topics.

Planned Webinars in 2024

May 2024 – Webinar on the impact of taxation on horserace betting

Knowing that many governments around the world plan or are in the process of raising gaming and betting tax rates and considering that Gambling Regulators in most jurisdictions are treating all betting offers and all games the same way in terms of constraints and restrictions,

WoTA wishes to demonstrate that a specific treatment of the horseracing betting system is a valuable move for governments, regulators and the customers for multiple reasons.

Martin Purbrick has over 30 years of experience leading integrity and risk management, and is the former Director of Security and Integrity at The Hong Kong Jockey Club. As Chairperson of the Asian Racing Federation Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime, he has produced a report in November 2023 which provides an analysis of variable Betting Duty (tax) rates on racing and sports betting operators to assess the impact on legal markets of higher rates and the related impact on betting turnover in the illegal betting markets.

He is today, with WoTA members, writing a report to reflect on why pari mutuel betting operators are an integral and necessary part of the horseracing ecosystem, contributing to positive economic and social outcomes from horseracing, and hence different from other gambling operators. The report intends to clearly explain the necessity for differentiation of tax on betting on horseracing from other online gambling due to the deep connections to horseracing, as well as the radically lower levels of gambling harm from pari mutuel betting compared to other forms of gambling.

25 June 2024 – Webinar on racing integrity and betting monitoring systems

HKJC and ATG have implemented  systems and processes to detect suspicious betting across regulated and illegal markets and producing analytical reports. These reports have been used as evidence in betting and corruption cases and are a tool to better communicate with government and regulators.

July 2024 – Webinar to analyse restrictions to gambling – real impact or counterproductive impact?