Responding to the BBOA chairman, BHB communications director Alan Delmonte said: ``The fact is that BHB is receiving an ever-increasing number of signed licences, including from Mr Bartlett's own members.
BHB has appointed an agency very recently to contact every bookmaker in the country not, as Mr Bartlett claims, just BBOA members.
In order to make up for lost revenue, the BBOA
has suggested three afternoon draws of the 49s game with the profits to go to charity.
He said: "Were the BBOA
in existence today we would be asking for the Levy Board to be
Bob Green, who first raised the possibility of a gross-profits tax, John Brown, who resurrected it at the 2001 BBOA
seminar, and the Levy Board's Bookmakers' Committee, which took it forward, were the architects of change.
At the moment, each of the big three - Ladbrokes, William Hill and Coral - have two seats, with two for BOLA, the BBOA
ALTHOUGH the BBOA
has been submerged into ABB, its excellent annual seminar has not and takes place at London's Dorchester Hotel on January 28.
Bailey even turned up at a BBOA
board meeting and threatened to sue after taking exception to the organisation's magazine printing his picture and warning members about his activities.
The new Association of British Bookmakers, a merger of the former BOLA and BBOA
, by coincidence held its first meeting on Monday.
THE new Association of British Bookmakers (ABB), a merger of BOLA and the BBOA
, met for the first time on Monday.
Coincidentally ABB meets formally for the first time today, where the BGRB position will be considered - the likelihood is that it will be dismissed out of hand, especially as Warwick Bartlett, the former chairman of the BBOA
, is to be confirmed as ABB chairman.