About AGT Ltd
AGT commenced its activities on 1 July 2008 as the successor organisation to the National Joint Pitch Council. It is a company limited by guarantee and has five members as follows:
- the National Association of Bookmakers;
- the Rails Bookmakers' Association;
- the Association of Racecourse Bookmakers; and
- two independent members, Tracey Barlow and Steve Winfield
AGT is responsible for the administration of racecourse bookmakers and, under contract to the 60 UK racecourses, the conduct of on-course betting.
AGT is represented at all race meetings by its Betting Ring Managers (BRMs) who, in addition to ensuring that bookmakers comply with the Rules for Licensed Operators on Tracks, carry out the allocation of pitches to on-course bookmakers and help to settle disputes between racecourse bookmakers and their customers. The BRMs also help bookmakers and racecourses to satisfy the conditions of their licences as issued by the Gambling Commission and local authorities respectively.
Centrally, AGT has a small office located in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, which deals with the authorisation of bookmakers and their employees, the maintenance and updating of the bookmakers' lists, list position transfers, late pay, finance and policy.