Monmouth And BetMakers Continue Partnership; Fixed Odds Sought According To Survey

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Monmouth Park and BetMakers Technology Group will partner for the fourth straight year as sponsors for the $1 million “BetMakers Bonanza” bonus for the connections of any horse that sweeps a series of three designated races, the organizations said in a release Friday.

To earn the seven-figure bonus, a horse has to the win the GI Haskell S. at Monmouth Park on July 22, the GI Travers S. at Saratoga on Aug. 26 and the GI Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 4.

“As part of our ongoing partnership with BetMakers we're pleased to be able to offer the BetMakers Bonanza bonus for a fourth straight year,” said Dennis Drazin, the chairman and CEO of Darby Development, LLC, the operators of Monmouth Park. “The commitment that BetMakers has made to racing in New Jersey has had a significant impact.”

Australia-based BetMakers also released findings from a recent survey that said more than four out of five horseplayers in the U.S. want access to fixed odds betting options, which outside of New Jersey, has been legalized in Colorado, but is not live yet. Other states are working on legislation to do the same.

“BetMakers understands the drivers of a thriving horse wagering ecosystem, including giving horseplayers more options for betting,” said Jake Henson, CEO of BetMakers Technology Group. “That 83% of surveyed horseplayers would like fixed odds to be added to pari-mutuel betting on racing is a resounding figure that speaks to the opportunity racing has in the United States to tailor a product that speaks to a new generation of horse player.”

The survey drew responses from 1,500 participants, half of whom were self-described sports bettors and the other half self-described horseplayers.


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