Debut for Greek horse races - Debut for Greek horse races
Debut for Greek horse races
Horse Races SA, an OPAP Group member, is officially launching the Greek horse races in Markopoulo, Attica on Friday, 22 January 2016.
With the planning for the next day of Greek horse races already in full swing, company Horse Races SA completed all necessary preparatory works at operational, technical and competition level, in order to ensure the proper and safe organizing of the first Greek horse racing event. Also, it undertook works for the maintenance of the race track while also conducts works for the upgrading and improvement of the premises and infrastructure at the Markopoulo facilities.
Aiming at offering the public a modern playing experience, in accordance with the latest principles of responsible gaming, the company will provide players as of today, Monday, 18 January 2016 the opportunity to watch and bet on international horse races conducted in France, England and South Africa via a network of approximately 300 agencies at beginning. This number will be gradually increased during the next period.
Specifically, for the first time in Greece, the amounts collected from players in Greece will be included in the overall amount that is bet abroad in the same race (common pool). As a result, players in our country will participate in challenging for sizeable winnings.
Since Monday, 18 January 2016 this option will be offered on races in England and South Africa. French races will soon be added to this category for which, for the time being, betting will be carried out at domestic level and will relate to amounts bet by players in Greece.