Hong Kong Jockey Club Introduces The World Pool

World Pool is an extension of the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s (HKJC) commingling business, where the HKJC accepts bets from overseas partners to expand its already large pools for local Hong Kong racing.

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World Pool is for non-Hong Kong races that the HKJC simulcast and wager on locally from overseas.

WHO HOSTS THE WORLD POOL?

HKJC will be the host. However, not all bet-types will be available for World Pool. It will be dependent on the agreement between HKJC and wagering partners. The IP owner will continue to host any non-World Pool bet-types in their local jurisdiction.

NEXT THREE WORLD POOL EVENTS AND AVAILABLE BET-TYPES? 

Day 1-3 of Glorious Goodwood, Goodwood, UK, 27-29 July Win, Place, Quinella (Reverse Forecast) Quinella Place (Swinger) and Tierce (Trifecta)

Champions Cup Day, Greyville, South Africa, 31 July Win, Place, Quinella (Reverse Forecast) and Quinella Place (Swinger)

Day 1-3 of Yorkshire Ebor Festival, York, UK, 18-20 August Win, Place, Quinella (Reverse Forecast) Quinella Place (Swinger) and Tierce (Trifecta)

WHAT BET-TYPES ARE AVAILABLE?

Win, Place, Quinella (Reverse Forecast) Quinella Place (Swinger), Tierce (Trifecta) and Treble.

BENEFITS OF WORLD POOL?

By gathering more investments from different countries, it adds liquidity, stability and smaller fluctuations in odds. In 2020 Royal Ascot, a total of £137 million in turnover was bet into the World Pool, with a 49% year-on-year growth on the previous inaugural year. Ability to place large-sized bets without getting restricted Opportunity for large payouts through exotic bets In 2020 Royal Ascot, the Tote Win price beat the industry Starting Price (SP) on 19 occasions across the 36 races.

HKJC TAKE-OUTS

Win, Place, Quinella (Reverse Forecast) Quinella Place (Swinger): 17.5% Tierce (Trifecta) and Treble: 25%

WHICH TERRITORIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR WORLD POOL?

World Pool is available across the globe including through SuperTab and its affiliates in Australasia, Singapore in Asia, multiple operators in the UK & Europe, and across the vast network of ADWs in North America and Africa

What Is The World Pool? 


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