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Betfair drops Market Base Rate

West Australian Racing
PerthTurfTalkPerthTurfTalk    3,054 posts

Effective as of May 1st, Betfair are dropping the Market Base Rate (MBR) across all 3 Western Australia (WA) racing codes from 8% to 6%.

That means for any winnings generated on WA based racing (thoroughbreds, harness, and greyhounds), customers will now only pay 6% in commission compared to the previous 8%.

That represents a 25% saving to punters and one thatwill encourage further participation, deeper liquidity, and better prices on WA racing markets.

Betfair praised the efforts and progressive thinking from Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA), which has understood the need for improved wagering conditions for punters and to continue to allow their products to grow into the future.

Betfair see this change as not only a win for punters but also for RWWA who will undoubtedly see a dramatic improvement in their turnover growth and participation.

Increased participation breeds liquidity which ultimately allows for a better customer experience. It encourages all punters who are enthusiastic about having a wagering industry that provides better value, to support RWWA and get behind their product on the Betfair Exchange.
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