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bordercars
bordercars Posts: 1,353 Forumite
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Has anyone run a race night ? able to offer some tips please.

Is it possible to acquire dvd's and make own "tote tickets" etc.
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  • browneyedbazzi
    browneyedbazzi Posts: 3,405 Forumite
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    Before you look at organising a race night you might want to have a look at the Gambling Commission guidance on them...I spoke to a licensing barrister a week or so ago who said it was almost impossible to host a profitable and legal race night unless you know someone with a gambling operator's licence who will do it for you.

    http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/gf-faqs/betting/can_i_hold_a_race_night.aspx
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  • northernsoul85
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    I've ran numerous race nights and never got someone with a gambling license involved.

    Get the DVD off the internet. usually american horse racing.

    It depends how complicated you want to make it. Ours was more or less pot luck. You get the list of horses and then you can put £1 on a horse of your choice. OR as many pounds as you want.

    Once the race has ended we split all the money that was put down on the winning horse and then keep all the rest.

    It's a simple way but it has made us thousands over the years.
  • browneyedbazzi
    browneyedbazzi Posts: 3,405 Forumite
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    I've ran numerous race nights and never got someone with a gambling license involved.

    Get the DVD off the internet. usually american horse racing.

    It depends how complicated you want to make it. Ours was more or less pot luck. You get the list of horses and then you can put £1 on a horse of your choice. OR as many pounds as you want.

    Once the race has ended we split all the money that was put down on the winning horse and then keep all the rest.

    It's a simple way but it has made us thousands over the years.

    What you describe could fit into the category of Non-Commercial Equal Chance Gaming but there are very strict limits on the amount a player is allowed to stake in a day (max £8 total per day) and how much is paid out in prizes (max £600 across all players per day unless specific conditions are met which would allow up to £900). If you don't comply with the limits then you're acting illegally and may find yourself in trouble.
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  • missile
    missile Posts: 11,691 Forumite
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    You might want to check with you local round table?

    When I was in the round table we ran race and casino nights for various charitable and non charitable organisations. We charged a flat fee which we donated to charity.
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