Betting Operators Unite to form WOTA

The Tote Irish Cesarewitch won by Digeanta (Billy Lee) The Curragh Photo: Patrick McCann 11.10.2015

Pari Mutuel/Tote operators offering betting on horse racing around the world have united to form the World Tote Association (WoTA). Comprised of 20 operators, members, which represent €20 billion in turnover, will advocate and promote:
• A percentage of revenues going toward supporting beneficiaries, including the horseracing sector
• Optimization of technology and operations to ensure members can exchange best practice and develop mutually beneficial work streams collaboratively
• Leading standards for social responsibility that make safer betting and protection of customers a priority
• National and global pools utilizing technology to ensure an engaging and positive customer experience
WoTA combines members of the European Pari Mutuel Association (EPMA) and the Asian African Tote Association (AATA), which will share their support and resources to the new Association.
Paul Cross, General Manager International at Tabcorp and Richard Cheung, Executive Director, Customer and International Business Development at The Hong Kong Jockey Club are co-chairing WoTA for the first two years. Hans Lord Skarploth, CEO of ATG will act as the Vice Chairman and Keith Johnson, President of AmTote of Stronach Group, will serve as treasurer.
The newly elected Board will present its priorities July 15.

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