Monday July 25, 2011 : U.S. ONLINE GAMBLING NETWORK TO ADD VIRTUAL HORSE RACING
ATIG in agreement with Australian company
The Atlantis Internet Group, Corp. has entered into an agreement with the Australian betting company Tabcorp, which is to supply Racetrax, a simulated racing game, to Indian tribal casinos across the United States via ATIG's online Tribal Gaming Network.
The multi-million dollar, multi-year licence agreement represents the first time Racetrax has been offered in any US State except Maryland, a company spokesman said this week.
TGN is a private gaming network linking Indian casinos nationwide and offering wide area progressive, Class III, Class II and online games on Indian lands.
Racetrax is an animated virtual game that will join the other popular gaming products featured on the TGN, like TGN Poker; Thunderball Lotto; Quarterback Draw Football — a legal simulated Sportsbook/Bingo game; Progressive Jackpot slots; Live Dealer Online Games, Tournament Games and traditional internet casino games.
Tabcorp developed Racetrax in-house and the animated product has proved to be popular, combining the excitement of thoroughbred, harness greyhound, and car racing with the simplicity and payout characteristics of number games such as Keno.
With fixed returns available on Win, Place, Quinella and Trifecta bet types Racetrax gives customers the chance to win real money on fantasy races.
A spokesman for TGN said that the new addition to the network would be launched in the Fall of 2011, and offered via TGN terminals located in Indian casinos linked nationwide based on a National Indian Gaming Council (NIGC) opinion allowing ATIG to link Tribes together offering Intertribal gaming in 28 States.
The game's animations will be distributed using the casinos' Intranet and satellite television to all eligible retail locations. It is expected that Racetrax will be seen in Indian casinos and truck stops, smoke shops and cyber cafe's on Indian lands across the United States.
The game has already been a hit in Denmark, Croatia and Sri Lanka and is available through Tabcorp wagering venues in Victoria and New South Wales, Australia.
"With virtually no federal or state legalization passed to offer nationwide games via the Intranet, the TGN is in a class by itself and with games like Racetrax, ATIG will offer Indian casinos nationwide some of the largest jackpots and exciting entertainment since the creation of Powerball," said Donald Bailey, President and CEO of Atlantis Internet Group, Corp.
The chief executive officer for Tabcorp, David Attenborough, said he was pleased to see the expansion of Racetrax throughout the American Indian gaming market.
"Racetrax is not only innovative, but technologically advanced and very popular in our Australian wagering venues. We look forward to delivering high quality virtual racing games to the Indian Casino market through our partnership with ATIG and their Tribal Gaming Network."