Jackpocket, the only licensed third-party lottery app in the United States, will become the official mobile lottery partner of the New York Racing Association and will become the title sponsor of the $400,000 GI Jackpocket Jaipur S. June 5, a six-furlong turf event that serves as a 'Win and You're In' qualifier for the GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. The announcement of the partnership comes on the heels of the company's New York launch this past January and more recently on the Google Play Store.
Jackpocket allows New York residence to order official state lottery tickets (Mega Millions, Powerball, Win 4) from their smartphones in an easy and secure fashion. In 2019, the New York Gaming Commission approved new regulations allowing digital lottery courier services to operate in New York. Jackpocket is the first and only officially-licensed New York courier service under the new regulatory framework.
“We're proud to partner with the New York Racing Association in what we believe will be the start of a long and fruitful relationship,” said Jackpocket CEO Peter Sullivan. “NYRA is a true New York institution, thanks in part to storied tracks like Belmont Park, Saratoga Race Course and Aqueduct Racetrack, where the best in the sport have competed for decades.”
Jackpocket becomes a preferred partner of the Belmont S. and racing at Belmont and Saratoga as part of the agreement.
The company will also sponsor the Jackpocket Handicapping Challenges, a series of one-day handicapping contests at NYRA tracks with a $3,000 buy-in for the following programs:
- The Stars & Stripes Challenge, presented by Jackpocket at Belmont July 3;
- The Whitney Challenge, presented by Jackpocket at Saratoga Aug. 7;
- The Jockey Club Gold Cup Challenge, presented by Jackpocket at Saratoga Sept. 4; and
- The Cigar Mile Challenge, presented by Jackpocket at Aqueduct Dec. 4.
“NYRA is pleased to partner with Jackpocket, and we thank them for their support of thoroughbred racing at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course,” said Tony Allevato, NYRA Chief Revenue Officer & President of NYRA Bets. “Horseplayers should look forward to an exciting slate of one-day handicapping contests this spring and summer made possible by Jackpocket.”
Fans downloading the Jackpocket app can use the code 'PONIES' at checkout to receive a free lottery ticket.