WEBIS HOLDINGS PLC
WatchandWager renews contract with Hong Kong Jockey Club
Wagers will be accepted for Hong Kong through to 2022
The board of Webis, the Group specializing in pool wagering and the operators of WatchandWager Cal Expo, the Californian harness track, is pleased to announce that its Advanced Deposit Wagering (“ADW”) business, WatchandWager.com LLC (“WatchandWager”) has renewed its contract with the prestigious Hong Kong Jockey Club (“HKJC”). The renewal will continue to the end of the 2021-22 racing season, which typically ends in July.
The three-year agreement allows WatchandWager customers to wager directly into the pools offered at Hong Kong’s famed racecourses, Sha Tin and Happy Valley. The 134-year-old HKJC is a world-class racing operation that is known for its top-quality horses, huge fields, and massive wagering pools; with turnover from all operations totaling nearly US$ 30 billion for the 2017-2018 season. The HKJC is home to major international championship races including the Group 1 Hong Kong Cup, the Group 1 Hong Kong Gold Cup, and the Group 1 Hong Kong Vase.
The relationship between WatchandWager and the Hong Kong Jockey Club began in 2013, when WatchandWager became the first international ADW allowed to offer wagering directly into the pools at Happy Valley and Sha Tin. In the years following, the promotion of Hong Kong racing has become a cornerstone of the “WatchandWager Worldwide” marketing of international racing to US-based customers. Since the commencement of this commercial relationship, WatchandWager has facilitated wagers in excess of USD $100 million into the HKJC pools.
Webis CEO and WatchandWager President Ed Comins praised the renewal with the HKJC:
“We are delighted to secure this contract extension with one of the most prestigious racing jurisdictions in the world, the Hong Kong Jockey Club,” Comins said. “The relationship between WatchandWager and the HKJC has benefitted both organizations, and we look forward to promoting their premier races to our customers for many years to come.”
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