New Zealand Racing Board

    The New Zealand Racing Board was established in 2003 under the Racing Act to administer all racing and sports wagering in New Zealand.It is a major entertainment business with more than 165,000 TAB account-holders and a retail network comprising more than 670 outlets.NZRB directly employs 820 personnel (full-time, part-time and casual), with the majority of these people involved in the various facets that make up the TAB operation scheduling daily racing for customers in New Zealand, selling racing and sports bets through its retail network, online and telephony channels, or the broadcast of racing on its national television channels Trackside 1 and 2, and on Trackside Radio.NZRB support betting on more than 76,000 domestic and imported thoroughbred, harness and greyhound races each season, as well as on a rapidly growing number of domestic and international sporting events.After operating costs and expenses, its profit is distributed to the three New Zealand Racing Codes New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, Harness Racing New Zealand and Greyhound Racing New Zealand in accordance with an agreed funding model.

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    John Allen

    John Allen is the chief executive officer of the New Zealand Racing Board. He was previously the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Mfat), in New Zealand.

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