The National Association of Bookmakers
is the largest organisation of individual bookmakers in the UK, with its strength coming from the support it receives from seven regional affiliated associations
which represent the combined interests of both the interdependent 'on' and 'off'-course bookmakers.
The NAB is the only Association that provides representation on all of the following Industry Committees:
- Administration Of Gambling On Tracks Ltd. (AGT)
- Local Joint Pitch Councils (Nationwide)
- British Greyhound Racing Fund
The NAB is a founding member of the Federation of Racecourse Bookmakers
17th May 2021
Important Message for All Bookmakers : Opting In and Out
As you are aware, all bookmakers are required to comply with an ‘Opt-In’ process to bet at racecourses during the period from 17th May to 20thJune. Please note that all bookmakers who have opted in will be expected to attend, as a failure to attend will prevent the next bookmaker on the list from trading. Any bookmaker who fails to Opt-Out - having previously Opted In – risks sanctions under Special Conditions E if there is no reasonable excuse for non-attendance.
For Rule 4, we will go with the industry Rule 4 for at least the 5 weeks from 17th May to 20th June. As before, the BRM will confirm the details with the PA rep as quickly as possible and relay the R4 message to the Broadcast Office asap. Where practical/possible, the BRM will also let the on-course bookmakers know the Rule 4 deduction.