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(bismillah)

 

(salam)

 

 

Question: Is betting allowed on horse race?

Answer: Horse race is permissible even if it involves betting. The property gained through the betting is halal. However, betting is allowed for those who take part in the competition only not for the onlookers and owners of the horses.
 
Okay, so to get this straight, betting on horse racing is allowed as long as you are not a random onlooker or an owner of the horse.
 
Wat?
 
Who else is even involved?  I live near a horse racing track and betting goes on quite frequently.  The owners of the horses and the onlookers bet on who will win.  
 
Who is betting if it's not onlookers or owners?  Why is it halal for them but not for the rest of us?  :dry:
 
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Horse Racing in Saudi Arabia

 

"As Saudi Arabia is a nation of devout Islamic faith, liquor and gambling are prohibited. Therefore, a lottery has been introduced into horse racing. The horse racing fans write down their names and the names of the horses that they think will win each race on a ballot paper provided and then place the ballots into a designated ballot box. The ballot paper is attached to the racing program and can be obtained by paying the entrance fee of SR 10 (about 350 yen). Alternatively, one can use the recently introduced telephone ballot system, for which a fee of SR 6 (about 210 yen) is charged for each ballot call. Thirty-five percent of this goes to the telephone company as the toll call charge and the remaining (65%) is added to the prize money. The lottery is financed with the money collected through the telephone ballot system and the money collected as entrance fees. In addition to the prize money, the winners may receive gifts from the sponsor(s), in a drawing held in the paddock, immediately after the race."

 

Source http://web.archive.org/web/20030223013240/http://www.jair.jrao.ne.jp/topics/t10093.html

 

Kind Regards

Farside

 

 

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(bismillah)

 

(salam)

 

 

 
Okay, so to get this straight, betting on horse racing is allowed as long as you are not a random onlooker or an owner of the horse.
 
Wat?
 
Who else is even involved?  I live near a horse racing track and betting goes on quite frequently.  The owners of the horses and the onlookers bet on who will win.  
 
Who is betting if it's not onlookers or owners?  Why is it halal for them but not for the rest of us?   :dry:
 
(wasalam)

 

get a horse, start racing.

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in pakistan law,

 

betting is allowed when there is game of skill involved.like sports (person who can bet must be a party to the game)

for example, you are playing tennis with your friend,you can bet with your opponent. both parties must agree upon something of a value.winner takes it.

if a person,other than these two players or their associates,makes a bet then it is illegal.

 

betting is not allowed when there is game of chance involved like a coin toss or dice roll.

 

betting on horse race is completely allowed.

 

makes sense to me.

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Oh yeah, forgot about them.  Thanks :D

 

But why can riders bet but nobody else?  o.O

 

Bismillah.

 

Salaam friend.

 

As you know, horse racing is a skill that can be benefited from a lot in battles. So, maybe it (betting) has been emphasized upon to increases men to improve their skills to attend battles more powerfully.

 

With Duas.

 

Narsis.

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