Wednesday June 20, 2012 : ONLINE BETTING FOR NEW YORK RACETRACK
 
First tie-up between New York state raceways
 
Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corp (WROTB) owned harness racing track Batavia Downs in the US State of New York is reported to be close to offering online betting pending final approvals from the State Racing and Wagering Board.
 
In a first time collaboration, WROTB will partner with Saratoga Casino and Raceway and eBet Technologies LLC for the launch of the new advance deposit internet wagering platform at Batavia Bets.com
 
The free service at Batavia Bets will allow customers who sign-up for an account to wager on pari-mutuel events via the internet in addition to wagering via the telephone, with a focus on local residents, Batavia Downs guests and the Western Regional OTB network.
 
"We have experienced great success with saratogabets.com, our advance deposit wagering platform," said Jamie Hartman, executive vice president of Saratoga Casino and Raceway. "We’re thrilled to collaborate with eBet and Batavia Downs to institute this exciting wagering option in western New York and to further promote increased support and interest in New York racing."
 
"We are excited to work with an organization like Batavia Downs to extend their brand while maintaining access and control of their customer base," said Mark Gregory, chairman of eBet. "We’re focused on delivering new channels and incremental revenues for regional racetracks like Batavia."