Goodwood Racecourse Fails Underage Mystery Shopper Test

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UK horse racing course the Goodwood Racecourse failed an undercover mystery shopper investigation last month, as the track allowed multiple underage bets to be placed on races.

The operation was conducted by the Sussex Police, UK Gambling Commission, and Chichester District Council, which found that 13 of the 20 test bets in the study were allowed to be processed, even though the undercover cadets were underage. 7 of the bets were refused.

It is currently unknown as to what consequences the track will face, but it is likely that there could be fines installed toward players. The track will also likely enhance its education of employees to ensure that future violations do not occur.

Commenting on the matter Chichester District Council member Roger Barrow said, "We have a legal responsibility to protect children and young people from being harmed or exploited by gambling."

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13 September 2016 - 9:12pm

So most of those 20 bets were proceeded and that doesn't speak too well about some of the employees there, still 7 were refused so there's still a conscientious workers at the track too, but obviously they're not the dominant number.