Administration of Gambling on Tracks Ltd Administration of Gambling on Tracks Ltd

Message to Cheltenham Bookmakers – The Festival 2018

Further to last year’s Festival when all bookmakers bought their badges on-line, and the recent Cheltenham Bookmaker’s Liaison Committee meeting, I am writing to outline bookmaker’s badge sale arrangements for this year.

It is again our intention that all bookmaker’s badges are bought on-line in advance and would ask for your support in this initiative. All badge purchases qualify for Rewards for Racing points which may be redeemed against future badge sales at Jockey Club Racecourses.

If you usually buy badges on line, you will be familiar with the process, but for those that don’t please follow these instructions:

Go to the Cheltenham Racecourse website, click on The Festival and then click on Buy Tickets (top of the page).

Select ‘On Course Bookmaker Day Badges’ top right. A drop-down menu will then appear. ‘Bookmaker Fees’ details all DBB, AMF & AGT charges. To buy badges select ‘The Festival Day Badges’.

Enter the promotion code JCRAGT and press enter.

Select either Tattersalls or Best Mate day badges and click ‘Buy’.

Tick the boxes for the days you want to buy badges for and enter the number of betting positions under ‘Number’.  If you did not pay for the AMF at the November meeting tick box to pay that now and press ‘continue’.

Check that you have the DBB you need under ‘Bundle Results’ and press continue.

On the next page click ‘Delivery Method’ (n.b. an order confirmation email – no ticket) and continue.

(Please note - Admission Badges must be bought as a separate transaction after you have paid for your DBBs. Gold Cup Day public admission badges for Best Mate & Tattersalls are now sold out. In order to buy bookmakers / staff  admission badges for Gold Cup Day go onto the Cheltenham Racecourse website and click on ‘Buy Badges’ for The Festival. Enter the code JCRAGT in the promotion code box. Scroll down the various ticket options and at the bottom Bookmaker’s Admission Badges can be selected.)

Now either log into your existing account if you have previously bought JCR badges online or set up a new account. Please have your correct pick number and betting ring to hand so that they can be entered along with your name address and payment details. This will enable swift reconciliation on site by the BRMs.

Should you have any queries, in the first instance please speak to Steve Clare 07836 515624.

Please note that as was the case at last year’s Festival, there will be no Badge Box in operation any day of The Festival.

Accordingly, should a bookmaker having bought badges on line, be unable to attend or decide not to pre-pitching in, a full refund to the payment card will be given as soon as possible.

Thank you again for your assistance.

David Mackinnon
Regional Head of Operations