“New forms of conviviality were adopted in everyone's lives and in the day-to-day life of Jockey as well. We count on your support to enjoy the areas and services respecting the security protocols that were based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization, Ministry of Health and the Regras de Ouro (Golden Rules) determined by the City of Rio de Janeiro,” says the official website of JCB.
The protocols may be revised in the event of changes in the official rules that regulate the coronavirus pandemic situation or if any risk to the health of visitors and professionals is identified.
Under what conditions can people return to the Social Tribune or the JCB Betting Shop (located at Tribune A)?
Bets go up in Gávea
As with what happened in the two schedules last week, the General Betting Movement (MGA) of the Gávea Hipodrome, once again surpassed the barrier of R$700,000 (US$130k). The growing increase in bets, which in the first week of the release of the races had an average MGA of only R$ 430,000 (US$80,100), is fully justified.
Firstly, due to the gradual adaptation of the older group of people with the possibility of playing over the internet. In addition, some other tourists have opted for the convenience of registering at Tele Turfe and seeing the races at home and betting without major tribulations.
For the Brazilian Jockey Club the progress of the General Betting Movement has been exceptional. With only two meetings, the entity is gradually approaching the individual revenue of each one in the period before the pandemic. And the payment of races prizes, with a 40% discount, has also helped. In a short time, the JCB will cover the loss caused by COVID-19.
These are difficult times, without renting the bars and restaurants located on the meadow itself, temporarily closed. In addition, there was the expense of helping professionals during this period. What helped JCB a lot was the government's plan to temporarily suspend employment contracts for some staff. The JCB paid only 30% of salaries and the government was responsible for the other 70%.