SYSTEM ENHANCEMENTS TO PREPARE FOR RACING RETURN

SYSTEM ENHANCEMENTS TO PREPARE FOR RACING RETURN

In making preparations for a resumption of racing, the IGB has been reviewing its various systems and processes to reflect requirements in the COVID-19 environment. 

Any resumption of racing is likely to be on a behind closed doors basis.  The wagering element of our activity will, for a period of time, be primarily through on-line platforms and particularly through our Barking Buzz app. 

The Barking Buzz app has recently been updated to meet the requirements for Apple/IOS operating systems.  The new version of the Barking Buzz app is now available in the Apple Store and you are encouraged to download same which should enhance the use of Barking Buzz when racing resumes. For Android devices please go to igb.ie/apps  to download and install the Barking Buzz App.

The IGB is also working on reducing and eliminating where possible, cash transactions within its operations given the transmission risks associated with cash from a COVID-19 perspective. 

On resumption of racing it is intended that all entry fees and trial fees will be paid by electronic means and terminals are being arranged for locations within tracks where these will be required.  The IGB would ask that the greyhound community would take the time at this point to obtain a debit or credit card if you do not possess same so that all are in a position to pay for trial and entry fees on resumption of racing.