Their chief findings are that 95.64 per cent were doping cases, while 2.73 per cent were examples of match fixing, either betting related (1.58 per cent) or nonbetting
related (1.15 per cent), and 1.63 per cent involved misuse of inside information for betting purposes.
Sixty-two percent of all households took part in one or both activities during their 2 wk in the Survey, according to their spending records (100%-38.09% from the "abstainers" cell, marked nonlotto nonbetting
in Table 1).
Betfred bosses Fred Done and his brother Peter saw their valuation jump pounds 150m last year to pounds 660m, while racehorse owner and former bookmaker Michael Tabor is said to be worth pounds 530m, ahead of Stoke City chairman, Peter Coates - who set up nonbetting
shop operator Bet365 on the advice of his daughter Denise after selling the Provincial Racing chain in 2005 - on pounds 500m.
I find the trouble with nonbetting
folk casting judgement on a punter's investments is that they want to have their cake and eat it.
Punters and bookmakers alike continued to express their dissatisfaction at having a nonbetting
qualifying round, so a new format was introduced by the GRA to make the event a sixround competition, with the first round split between White City and the other GRA tracks.
A deal with a nonbetting
partner will prevent such a clash.
Hawkswood added: "This is not only about the rate of gambling duty, it's about corporation tax and VAT." He revealed that according to an RGA study, whereas overseas companies can pay anything between pounds 100,000 and pounds 1.3 million a year in nonbetting
tax, the same model in the UK would cost pounds 18m.
In April 2004 - only days after the pounds 307 million deal with 49 racecourses for nonbetting
office media rights had collapsed - the OFT decided that collectively selling the rights to ATR contravened 1998 competition law and unfairly increased the price paid by the racing channel broadcaster.