Wednesday June 11,2014 : WEBIS HOLDINGS IN NEW YORK RACING CONTENT AGREEMENT
Three largest horse-racing tracks in New York State
Webis Holdings Plc subsidiary WatchandWager.com LLC has inked a simulcast wagering agreement with the New York Racing Association (NYRA).
Under the terms of the agreement, WatchandWager customers will be permitted to wager from the USA from three of the biggest thoroughbred horse-racing tracks in the state of New York operated by the NYRA. Those racetracks comprise Aqueduct Racetrack in South Ozone Park, Queens; Belmont Park in Elmont, Long Island; and Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs.
The annual contract, which was formally approved by the New York State Gaming Commission late last week, also covers the rights to video streaming of the races as well as pari-mutuel wagering rights.
Ed Comins, president of WatchandWager.com LLC, said: "Whilst California Chrome didn't quite land that elusive Triple Crown, our new relationship with NYRA got off to an excellent start on Saturday. Coverage of the Belmont was huge within the US and internationally with all sources handle 32% up on previous years, and NBC reporting the highest sporting viewership figures since the Sochi Olympics. It was a welcome shot in the arm for US Racing, and we look forward to working with NYRA to continue this positive momentum."