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ARF Publishes Inaugural Newsletter

ARF Publishes Inaugural Newsletter

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ARF Publishes Inaugural Newsletter

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Rashid Equestrian and Horseracing Club
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Kingdom of Bahrain
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
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Hong Kong SAR
Turf Authorities of India
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India
Japan Racing Association
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Japan
Korea Racing Authority
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Korea

The Asian Racing Federation (ARF) is pleased to share with you a new ARF publication, the ARF Newsletter, designed to enhance the exchange of information across ARF members and stakeholders.

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39th Asian Racing Conference Registrations Open

39th Asian Racing Conference Registrations Open

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39th Asian Racing Conference Registrations Open

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The Asian Racing Federation, Racing Victoria and Racing Australia are delighted to announce the initial details of the 39th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) to be held in Melbourne, Australia from 14 to 19 February 2023.

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ARF Council Hosts The State of Illegal Betting Report Launch Webinars

ARF Council Hosts The State of Illegal Betting Report Launch Webinars

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ARF Council Hosts The State of Illegal Betting Report Launch Webinars

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The Asian Racing Federation Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime hosted two webinars on different dates (20 and 27 July) and different times to cater to a global audience to explore the landmark report ‘The State of Illegal Betting’ – (available to download at https://lnkd.in/d3hk3cMP)

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ARF Council Publishes "The State of Illegal Betting" Report

ARF Council Publishes "The State of Illegal Betting" Report

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ARF Council Publishes "The State of Illegal Betting" Report

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The Asian Racing Federation Council on Anti-illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime released on 18 May 2022 a new publication: “The State of Illegal Betting”. The State of Illegal Betting report examines the current situation of illegal betting, what this means in relation to legal betting, and what both will look like in the future. The report includes analysis of more than 500 betting websites to examine their licensing status, products offered, website traffic, server locations and other data points.

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ARF Statement on the Passing of Dr Patricia (Trish) Ellis AM

ARF Statement on the Passing of Dr Patricia (Trish) Ellis AM

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ARF Statement on the Passing of Dr Patricia (Trish) Ellis AM

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Asian Racing Federation expresses our sadness following the passing of Dr Patricia (Trish)Ellis AM. We extend our sympathy and condolences to Trish’s husband, Gary, and family.

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International Horse Sports Confederation Elects Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges as New President

International Horse Sports Confederation Elects Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges as New President

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International Horse Sports Confederation Elects Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges as New President

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The International Horse Sports Confederation (IHSC) announced that Mr Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, Chairman of the Asian Racing Federation (ARF), was unanimously elected President of the International Horse Sports Confederation (IHSC) at the organisation’s virtual General Assembly on 22 April 2022.

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Three Global Experts Join the ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting & Related Financial Crime

Three Global Experts Join the ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting & Related Financial Crime

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Three Global Experts Join the ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting & Related Financial Crime

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The Asian Racing Federation’s Council on Anti-Illegal Betting & Related Financial Crime announced today that it has expanded its membership to include three global experts to support integrity in racing and other sports: Ms. Aahna Mehrotra, Partner TMT Law Practice, Pune, India; Professor Steve Cornelius, Head of the Department of Private Law and Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Law, University of Pretoria; and Mr. Pim Verschuuren, Associate Research Fellow, University of Lausanne.

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International Horse Sports Confederation Elects Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges as New Vice-President

International Horse Sports Confederation Elects Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges as New Vice-President

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International Horse Sports Confederation Elects Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges as New Vice-President

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The International Horse Sports Confederation (IHSC) has announced that the IHSC General Assembly has unanimously elected Mr Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, Chair of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) and Chairman of the Asian Racing Federation (ARF), as the Vice-President of the IHSC.

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ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime Quarterly Bulletin

ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime Quarterly Bulletin

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ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime Quarterly Bulletin

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In this bulletin, ARF Council members Douglas Robinson and James Porteous describe social media advertising of illegal betting in Hong Kong and illustrate the growing trend of illegal betting operators flooding social media channels with advertising to reach new demographics of customers, in particular younger people in Generation Z.

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55th International Conference – Racing’s Future in the Spotlight

55th International Conference – Racing’s Future in the Spotlight

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55th International Conference – Racing’s Future in the Spotlight

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The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) has launched the 55th International Conference of Horseracing Authorities. Held virtually for the second consecutive year, the 2021 Conference examines global racing’s evolution and future challenges. The Japan Racing Association (JRA), also a member of the ARF, is the official partner of this year’s Conference.

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ARF Chairman elected as new IFHA Chair; ARF Vice Chairman elected as IFHA Vice-Chair for Asia

ARF Chairman elected as new IFHA Chair; ARF Vice Chairman elected as IFHA Vice-Chair for Asia

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ARF Chairman elected as new IFHA Chair; ARF Vice Chairman elected as IFHA Vice-Chair for Asia

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ARF Chairman Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges elected as new IFHA Chair; ARF Vice-Chairman Masayuki Goto elected as new IFHA Vice-Chair for Asia.

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How China’s Crackdown on Illegal Betting Impacts Global Betting Markets

How China’s Crackdown on Illegal Betting Impacts Global Betting Markets

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How China’s Crackdown on Illegal Betting Impacts Global Betting Markets

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This report examines Mainland China’s crackdown on illegal betting from 2018 to mid-2021, its background, purpose and impact. It is based on official announcements and statistics, 315 Mainland Chinese media articles related to illegal betting, and English-language reports.

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ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime Quarterly Bulletin

ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime Quarterly Bulletin

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ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime Quarterly Bulletin

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Welcome to our third Bulletin of 2021. This edition of the Quarterly Bulletin highlights two important issues related to illegal betting that have wider relevance to integrity in horse racing and other sports.

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A Report of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies in Illegal Betting by the ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime

A Report of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies in Illegal Betting by the ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime

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A Report of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies in Illegal Betting by the ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime

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Dr. Sally Gainsbury and Dr. Catherine Ordway Join ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime

Dr. Sally Gainsbury and Dr. Catherine Ordway Join ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime

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Dr. Sally Gainsbury and Dr. Catherine Ordway Join ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime

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The Asian Racing Federation (ARF) announced today that Dr. Sally Gainsbury, Director of the Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic and Associate Professor of the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney, and Dr. Catherine Ordway, Assistant Professor in Sports Management at the University of Canberra, have agreed to join the Asian Racing Federation Council on Anti-Illegal Betting & Related Financial Crime.

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ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime Quarterly Bulletin

ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime Quarterly Bulletin

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ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime Quarterly Bulletin

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Welcome to our second Bulletin of 2021. In this edition we focus on the use of blockchain and cryptocurrencies in illegal betting. The Council’s deep dive article is available on the website of the Asian Racing Federation, and we have a summary in this newsletter.

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ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime Quarterly Bulletin

ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime Quarterly Bulletin

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ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime Quarterly Bulletin

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Welcome to our first Bulletin of 2021, and the first using our new name of Asian Racing Federation Council on Anti-illegal Betting & Related Financial Crime (“the Council”). This reflects the permanence of the group and the continuity of the work of our members to help combat illegal betting in order to protect integrity in horse racing and other sports.

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Lys Gracieux (JPN) and Damien Lane soar to an emphatic win in Arima Kinen

Lys Gracieux (JPN) and Damien Lane soar to an emphatic win in Arima Kinen

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Lys Gracieux (JPN) and Damien Lane soar to an emphatic win in Arima Kinen

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The Grade 1 Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix) (2500m) at Nakayama is one of Japan's most popular races and in the 64th renewal of the race on Sunday Asian Racing Federation countries combined to claim victory when Lys Gracieux (JPN) and Damien Lane soared to an emphatic win.

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Thoroughbred Racing in Asian Racing Federation Jurisdictions: An Economic and Social Impact Assessment

Thoroughbred Racing in Asian Racing Federation Jurisdictions: An Economic and Social Impact Assessment

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Thoroughbred Racing in Asian Racing Federation Jurisdictions: An Economic and Social Impact Assessment

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ARF Webinar Series: Racing Through the Global COVID-19 Pandemic

ARF Webinar Series: Racing Through the Global COVID-19 Pandemic

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ARF Webinar Series: Racing Through the Global COVID-19 Pandemic

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In response to the challenges and opportunities brought about by the COVID-19 Pandemic, the ARF organised a series of three Webinars in 2020. The Webinars, hosted by the ARF Chairman and Secretary General respectively, and include three panels of racing industry leaders, covering the following themes: Navigating the New Normal Enhancing Wagering Outcomes and Addressing the Rising Threat of Illegal Wagering Strategies for Effective Government Engagement