With a 24% increase in turnover, the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) World Pool season concluded with a total of HK$7.4 billion ($946.6 million).
Eight countries competed in the competition, which had 222 races—up from 154 the year before. For the first time, a whole meeting was held from Australia, and it started and concluded at Flemington Racecourse in Australia. With the help of Global Totes and HKJC, bettors from all over the world may participate in a single pool during the World Pool event.
This year, the World Pool was active in Germany, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, and Australia for the first time, along with additional races from the UK and Ireland.
Michael Fitzsimons, the HKJC’s Executive Director for Wagering Products, expressed his enthusiasm over World Pool’s performance in 2023, pointing out broken records, growth into existing nations, and a positive reception in new jurisdictions. With a record revenue of HK$304.8 billion ($38.9 billion) in 2022–2023, the HKJC plans to expand its World Pool offering to include races in the UK and Ireland.
Original story by: Asia Gaming Brief
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