TAB launches Daily Double, Blitz Race Meeting

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TAB launches Daily Double, Blitz Race Meeting

4 years 11 months ago
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SUBJECT: TAB launches Daily Double, Blitz Race Meeting
DATE: Monday 5 August 2019
RELEASED BY: Phumelela Gaming


The 2019-20 horseracing season has started and TAB is making exciting changes to its betting menu for the new season, including a new daily “Blitz Race Meeting” from Friday 9 August.
The Blitz meeting will always comprise seven races and will combine into one “race meeting” the best South African and international races in a mid-afternoon timeframe.
Five multi-race bets will be in operation on each Blitz meeting - Place Accumulator (Races 1 to 7), Pick 6 (Races 2 to 7), Jackpot (Races 3 to 6), Pick 3 (Races 5 to 7) and a Daily Double (Races 6 and 7).
The aim of Blitz meetings is to take most, if not all, of the best-quality races from South Africa, the UK, France, Singapore and Hong Kong in mid-afternoon and combine them into a notional race meeting that TAB customers can bet on.
It’s an exciting concept and marks the first time that TAB has put the cream of local and international races into one daily basket that customers can take a range of bets on.
Betting turnovers highlight that the R1-unit Rolling Double on all consecutive races at South African race meetings holds little appeal for the majority of TAB customers nowadays.
Consequently, Rolling Doubles on local races will fall away from Friday 9 August and be replaced by a Daily Double with a R6 unit.
The first leg of the Daily Double on South African meetings will always be the race after the first Jackpot leg. Thus, on a nine-race programme the Daily Double will be on Races 6 and 7 with the Bipot starting on Race 2, the Place Accumulator on Race 3 and the Pick 6 and Jackpot on Races 4 and 5 respectively.
The new Daily Double should put the spotlight on the big race at most local meetings because it will normally incorporate the main event. That coupled with a R6 unit, which should ensure significant payouts, will hopefully re-energise the bet and renew its appeal to TAB customers.
The new Daily Double will also be added to the betting menu for selected international race meetings screened on Tellytrack. When the Daily Double is offered on such international race meetings, it will always be on the last two races with the exception of Dubai, Mauritius, Kenya and Zimbabwe. Those four countries will be treated identically to South African meetings with the race after the first Jackpot leg forming the first leg of the Daily Double.

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Re: TAB launches Daily Double, Blitz Race Meeting

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Well I guess you cant knock them for trying. I cant help feeling that the cake remains the same size and the slices just get smaller. Let's see.

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