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SUBJECT: TAB and tabGold betting on SA races to open earlier

DATE: 30 May 2022


TAB is committed to making betting as convenient as possible for all customers and in terms of that TAB betting on all South African race meetings will open as early as is possible in future.

Historically TAB has opened betting pools on the day of local race meetings with the exception of selected major meetings. Going forward, however, TAB betting will be available from the day after the official racecard for a local meeting has been published subject to certain limitations arising from the betting keys used for each area by TAB4Racing, TABKenilworth Racing and tabGold.

In the case of TAB4Racing and TABKenilworth Racing, Vaal, Turffontein, KwaZulu-Natal (Hollywoodbets Greyville and Scottsville), Eastern Cape (Fairview) and Western Cape (Durbanville and Kenilworth) each has an allocated betting key.

Betting on any of those venues/racecourses can be opened once the official racecard is published provided there is not another race meeting utilising the same betting key beforehand. Thus if there are Turffontein meetings on say a Wednesday and a Saturday, TAB betting on the Saturday meeting cannot be opened until the Wednesday meeting is completed.

In the case of tabGold there are only three betting keys for South African race meetings – Eastern/Western Cape, KZN and Vaal/Turffontein.

Consequently if there is racing at Kenilworth on a Wednesday and Fairview on a Friday, tabGold will only open betting on Fairview once the Kenilworth meeting is completed.