Compare Betting Sites Launch ‘No Racing Directory’ Following Grand National Backlash

Online betting comparison site, Compare Betting Sites, has this week launched a ‘No Racing Directory’; offering a dedicated place for bettors against horse racing to search, compare and register with credible bookmakers and casino providers that share their views.

As the fall-out from three Aintree Festival fatalities continues, the age-old debate around horse racing has intensified. As a nation we have long been divided as to whether horse racing still holds a place within British culture.

For centuries, horse racing, specifically betting on horse racing, has been a favourite pastime amongst us Brits. However, many believe the archaic hobby and thriving business that is horse racing should be banned.

Campaigners for a ban on horse racing reference the hundreds of fatalities seen across UK and Irish racecourses every year. Those in support of the sport argue that the horses are cared for impeccably, something financed directly by the sport they’re involved in.

This is why Compare Betting Sites have this week made the decision to create a list of bookmakers that choose to not take bets on horse racing. However, they have claimed to be taking a ‘neutral stance’, simply ‘accommodating bettors of all viewpoints’. The new site listing will offer a comprehensive list of those online betting sites that are set to take a stand against the continued fatalities within the sport.

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Leading online betting site,, have this week become unlikely allies of animal welfare groups everywhere after announcing that they will not offer horse racing bets on their platform. Given the huge sums of money generated by horse racing betting each year, their decision to exclude horse racing bets from their site is a huge statement.

This new, ethical approach to gambling has seen position itself as one that claims animal welfare is far more important than the profits horse racing bets can generate.

Leon Hughes, Founder and Managing Director of, justifies the brand’s decision to not take bets on horse racing.

"While the betting industry is centred on creating fun, adrenaline-pinching betting products and services, as businesses we have a moral obligation to set examples and pass comment on issues such as animal cruelty.

Having been a racehorse owner myself, I know that horses are cared for by their respective owners. However, the number of deaths associated with the sport and the social backlash experienced, I have decided to take action and not make horse racing betting part of our sports book at this time” says Hughes.

In the socially-conscious era we now live in, many potential bettors are so passionate about animal welfare that they are discouraged from gambling online altogether. Many see placing a bet with a bookmaker that offers horse racing bets as a way of endorsing the sport.

Any would-be bettors that strongly oppose horse racing will now be able to sign up and place bets with betting sites that share their views on horse racing.

If you fall into this category and would love to find more information on the online betting sites boycotting the horse racing industry then you should visit Compare Betting Sites’ newly-created subdirectory -

Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of Compare Betting Sites, on Tuesday 9 April, 2019. For more information subscribe and follow

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