The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) has signed a deal with the British Horseracing Authority to monitor the betting trends on Irish racing.
The four-year commercial package was estimated at the time to cost €350,000 and the British Horseracing Authority has ultimately emerged successful.
“We will be working together in different areas of intelligence. It’s just a stronger link between the two of us,” an IHRB spokesman said.
The tender replicated other sports organisations around the world which have employed sports betting monitoring companies in recent years.
“We are outsourcing an element of our function. It’s the same as using a third party service provider to provide the laboratory, or to provide camera pictures. This will be a monitoring service,” IHRB’s chief executive Denis Egan said.