Monday July 30,2012 : NYRA SELECTS MOBILE BETTING TECH PROVIDER
 
State of the art Wi-Fi network and mobile on-track wagering system
 
The New York Racing Association (NYRA) in keeping with the mobile trend has appointed Ruckus Wireless to deploy its new mobile on-track wagering system at the Saratoga Race Course.
 
The new Wi-Fi network will allow customers to place bets in real-time utilising their mobile device and will have the capacity to support up to 40 000 spectators.
 
Tom Thill, chief information officer for NYRA said: “In very recent years we’ve seen the number of smartphones and mobile devices in use increase dramatically, and we knew we needed to deliver a wireless experience of the same caliber that we’ve always been committed to at the track.”
 
The Ruckus-powered network will additionally be used for the operation of wireless ticket scanners and provide wireless internet access throughout the race track.
 
“With the scalability and reliability that the Ruckus system delivers, our new mobile on-track wagering system will provide a significant revenue stream for us, while also helping the racecourse maintain its reputation as a top destination for watching state-of-the-art horseracing,” added Thill.