WELCOME TO THE PAY UP CAMPAIGN!
We are 100% Unofficial, a campaign run by people within Greyhound Racing. Owners, trainers, kennel staff, punters, breeders and fans of greyhound racing!
Greyhound Racing is at a crucial time in it’s history. We are at a crossroads. There are many issues facing the sport but NONE bigger than funding. Horseracing is funded by a statutory levy, which means that bookmakers by law have to pay a percentage of their revenue on horseracing to fund the sport. Greyhound racing does not have that and relies on the goodwill of bookmakers to make voluntary contributions. Of course this is unfair and the law should be changed, however our campaign is aimed directly at those bookmakers that refuse to make those payments.
In 2008 the BGRF took in £13m from bookmakers, in 2017 that total was £7.2m. It is an alarming decline and a genuine funding crisis is on the horizon for greyhound racing. Our campaign aims to secure long term funding for GB Greyhound Racing!
BETFAIR stopped paying into the fund five years ago, saying that others did not pay so why should they. However now almost all their competitors are making payments Betfair still have not made payments. Over the five years that Betfair have not paid in to the fund, it is estimated that they have cost the sport over £5 million.
FAIR AND ETHICAL BUSINESS!
All we ask is that BETFAIR act in a fair and ethical way with the sport of greyhound racing. By what measure can it right to make money from the sport and pay NOTHING to the fund. Whilst other firms pay into the fund Betfair refuse to do so!
WE AIM TO CHANGE THAT AND CONVINCE BETFAIR TO BE FAIR WITH GREYHOUND RACING!
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This campaign is operated entirely independently and is unofficial. It is neither controlled or financed in any way by the GBGB the BGRF or any other official organisation.