Coronavirus And Betting Gods
Coronavirus is impacting lives, businesses and countries across the globe and both the betting industry and Betting Gods are no exception to this. This post has been published to inform you of how coronavirus is impacting Betting Gods and how we plan to deal with it going forward. We will make regular updates to this post so you’re always in the loop.
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With British racing set to resume at Newcastle from Monday 1st June, all tipsters are now operational again.
Some good news! The Premier League will officially kick off again on the 17th June after a 3-month break due to Coronavirus. We’re aware that the first games to be played will be Aston Villa vs Sheffield United and Manchester City vs Arsenal. We don’t know of other fixtures beyond this date.
We’re also keeping a close eye on confirmation of racing restarting on 1st June in the UK. It’s looking more and more likely but we’re waiting for official confirmation from the UK government.
Irish horse racing will resume behind closed doors from 8th June.
Following a ‘Project Restart’ meeting today, the Premier League and English Football League could resume on 12th June behind closed doors in England if the football authorities can finalise the details and plans.
The Greyhound Board of Great Britain have confirmed that they are aiming to resume racing from 1st June.
11th May 18:55 BST
We have just been advised by the BHA that British Horse racing will not resume until at least 1st June or later.
Racing is back underway in France with the first action taking place at Longchamp. Some tipsters may begin to provide tips on the French racing but only if it is something they have knowledge in, not simply to fill a void.
In UK racing news, the BHA are in talks with the government after the Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday night. We’ll keep you posted as and when we know more.
The postponement of British Horseracing is to be extended further, and beyond the original date advised of 1st May.
Any racing that does commence will be behind closed doors until June at the earliest.
The BHA advised “Our plans continue to allow for a resumption in May, if that is possible. We assume it would be behind closed doors only, at a point when the safety of participants can be assured and the pressure on the health service allows.
Because of the very strong likelihood that restrictions on mass gatherings will continue, the BHA has decided that racing with crowds will not be possible until June at the earliest. When there is greater clarity about the duration for which restrictions on crowds will apply, the BHA will communicate this to the sport, to customers and to fans.”
The GBGB has confirmed that greyhound racing will not take place in the UK for at least three weeks, and in Ireland until April 19 at the earliest.
The [English] Premier League is now suspended indefinitely.
We’ve just been advised by the BHA that all jumps racing is to be postponed until 1st July.
Plans are being made for the return of flat racing behind closed doors from 1st May.
All Champions League and Europa League matches are now suspended “until further notice”
National team matches scheduled for June are also now postponed, as are Euro 2020 play-offs.
24th March (2)
Irish horse racing is now postponded until 19th April.
Following the UK government’s latest announcement, greyhound racing is cancelled today. We will provide further updates and clarification about the ongoing situation as and when we receive details. Stay safe.
Premier League, EFL and WSL are suspended until at least 1st May.
Irish horseracing is now scheduled to take place every day (behind closed doors) from 20th March until month end.
The Greyhound Board of Great Britain has just announced that British greyhound racing will now be behind closed doors effective immediately.
Click here for full details from the GBGB.
We have been advised by the British Horseracing Authority that effective 18th March all British horseracing will cease until at least 1st May.
Nick Rust, the Chief Executive of the BHA, said:
“This is a national emergency the like of which most of us have never seen before… our first duty is to the health of the public, our customers and to racing industry participants and staff so we have decided to suspend racing following the government’s latest advice”
“There will be difficult months ahead for many of us. We need to focus now on ensuring that we can continue to look after our horses as the virus affects the thousands of participants and staff who dedicate their lives to caring for animals. We need to do what we can to support businesses inside and outside racing and the many people whose livelihoods depend upon this £4 billion industry.
“We are in constant contact with government which understands the very significant consequences of this decision for jobs and businesses. We will work with them to do our best to manage the impact.
“Racing leaders will keep today’s decision under constant review and endeavour to keep all customers, participants, staff and dependent businesses informed as the situation progresses.”
The British Horseracing Authority has announced that Horse Racing in Britain will be taking place without public attendance. Fixtures will continue to be broadcast on TV as scheduled. Click here for full details from the BHA.
If you are a member of a paid service then your tipster will do their best to continue running the service without disruption. Of course, with more sports cancelling fixtures there is an increased chance that tipsters will have long periods of no tips.
We appreciate you’re paying to receive tips so if a tipster looks unlikely to have tips for a lengthy period of time then we will be extending your subscription through the period of no tips.
eg. if your tipster only covers British horseracing we will ensure that you are credited for the period of time when there is no British horseracing scheduled.
We believe this is the fairest way to deal with any paid subscriptions to Betting Gods tipsters. We will inform you of any extensions on a case-by-case basis.
We will do all we can to continue providing our free tips through the Betting Gods newsletter but if UK racing gets postponed and the quantity of football fixtures continues to decrease then we will pause the newsletter for a hopefully brief period.
The Premier League have now announced that all fixtures are to be postponed until at least 4th April, European football is postponed and we suspect more fixtures are likely to be cancelled which will make it harder to provide tips for the free newsletter.
For the time being, UK horse racing is still going forward and Irish racing is continuing without spectators.
We will shortly be publishing a post dedicated to letting you know what sport is and is not taking place.
Publishing of free tips on the blog is likely to slow down during the Covid-19 pandemic as more and more sports events are postponed or cancelled. We will do all we can to continue providing free tips, however.
The blog will also be used to keep you informed of the latest, breaking news in the betting world in relation to coronavirus so keep an eye on it.
As obvious as it is, please do all you can to maintain the highest standard of hygiene. Avoid contact with your mouth and eyes and regularly wash your hands. But most of all, avoid panicking.
We, at Betting Gods, can only wish you and your family good health and wellbeing.
If you do have any questions, queries or concerns then feel free to leave a comment below or send an email to the Betting Gods support team.