IGB ANNUAL REPORT 2009 final.pdf

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De réir théarmaí Ailt 19(2) de Achtanna Tionscail na gCon, 1958 agus 1993, cuireann Bord na gCon a Thuarascáil um
Chuntais don Bhliain dar Críoch 31 Mí na Nollag, 2008, faoi bhráid an Roinn Ealaíon, Spóirt agus Turasóireachta.
In accordance with section 19(2) of the Greyhound Industry Acts, 1958 and 1993, Bord na gCon presents its Report and
Accounts for the year ended 31st December 2009, to the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism.
Bord na gCon is a commercial semi-state body, which is responsible for the control and development of the greyhound
industry in Ireland. The Board was established pursuant to the Greyhound Industry Act (1958) which gives the Board wide
powers to regulate all aspects of greyhound racing, from licensing of tracks to the issue of permits to officials, bookmakers and
A total of 17 tracks licensed by Bord na gCon operated during the year 2009. Eight of these tracks licensed are owned and
operated by private enterprise. Funding for Bord na gCon is sourced by a turnover charge on the on-course bookmaker betting,
by a percentage deduction from totalisator pools and Exchequer funding. Receipts from these sources are used to augment
prize money, to grant-aid development at tracks to enable them to improve spectator facilities, to develop public auction sales,
to advertise greyhound racing and to operate a national drug testing laboratory.