World Pool betting will be available for the Dubai World Cup meeting on Mar. 27, the Hong Kong Jockey Club announced on Tuesday. The 2019 Royal Ascot meeting was the first time World Pool betting was available from the HKJC and resulted in a 60% increase in turnover. During the Mar. 6 Super Saturday card in Dubai, local turnover increased 28.5% and commingled turnover rose 38.7% with World Pool wagering available.
Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Chief Executive Officer, said, “The commingling development in Hong Kong has been an astonishing success.
“In 2019, we created a new dimension to commingling with the first global pool at Royal Ascot which enabled people around the world to make use of huge liquidity and led to a 60% increase in turnover.
“We are applying the same concept to Dubai. As a truly global racing event, Dubai's World Cup meeting attract world class horses, jockeys and trainers. Commingling provides our sport with a golden opportunity to harvest the full potential of global racing.”
Mr. Richard Cheung, the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Executive Director, Customer and International Business Development, added, “We would like to thank PGI as well as our network of global commingling partners to make this happen. Sustaining the momentum of international cooperation as the commingling industry have been is key especially during the challenging time of COVID.”