The bottom line is they can find no evidence of serious criminality," said Tom Clark, chairman of the NJPC
Following implementation of the Gambling Act last September, AGT has taken over the service contract that the NJPC
had with Britain's racecourses, incorporating core activities of providing betting-ring manager services, maintaining and updating bookmakers' lists, managing late payments to punters and registering bookmakers.
For 40 years that was the cornerstone of the pitches, and when the NJPC
came along, nothing changed.
The composition of the NJPC
involves nominated representatives of all interested parties i.
has obtained its authority from the Levy Board, which, in turn, has obtained its authority from its role of issuing certificates of approval to racecourses.
The question of NJPC
make-up and funding is unresolved.
Why is the NJPC
closing down and being replaced by NewCo, operating as the NJPC
The working group, chaired by NJPC
manager Tim Moore and comprising representatives of the bookmakers, racecourses and Levy Board Bookmakers' Committee, was set up under the auspices of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, which requires a six-week period of consultation once a final document has been prepared.
spokeswoman said: "The day that happened, they said they were betting at Folkestone as Value Bookmakers, but we have all the lists and there is no Value Bookmakers, so that was wrong straight away.
How then, can the NJPC
say it "denies prior knowledge of pitch changes"?
Criticism has been levelled at the NJPC
by those bookmakers who paid large sums of money for the best pitches, thinking that they were positions for life.
It was dropped to pounds 18,000, and still nobody bid, so I thought I would put it on the NJPC
site for offers of over 1p, and just see how far this game has gone down the drain, and I have still to receive one phone call.