Turnover of race betting Japan 2018, by type of racing

In 2018, the Japan Racing Association (JRA) topped the ranking of race betting turnover with an annual turnover of approximately 2.8 trillion Japanese yen. The motorboat racing betting ranked second with a turnover of roughly 1.3 trillion yen.

Turnover of race betting in Japan in 2018, by type of racing

Turnover in billion Japanese yen
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Release date

April 2019



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Supplementary notes

*Horse racing.

Presently, horse racing in Japan is classified into two categories: racing conducted by the Japan Racing Association (JRA), and racing conducted by local governments on the prefectural and municipal level. JRA racing provides revenue to national treasury, while racing by local governments provides revenue to certain designated local governments.

1 Japanese yen equals 0.00926 U.S. dollars or 0.00830 euros as of November 2019.
Values have been rounded.

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