Cards from Racecourse Media Group's 34 British racecourses and 26 Irish racecourses will now be available to bettors in India through a new agreement between RMG and the Royal Calcutta Turf Club (RCTC). RMG's partnership with SIS makes the wagering possible, and content will be shown live for pari-mutuel (tote) betting and can be accessed via www.betindiaraces.com for mobile and web users.
Harish Ramchandani, Steward at the Royal Calcutta Turf Club, said, “The Royal Calcutta Turf Club, one of the oldest race clubs in the world, is delighted to work with Racecourse Media Group in bringing horse racing from British and Irish racecourses onto the online wagering platform www.betindiaraces.com via our technology partner Sportswin Software.
“Indian horseracing enthusiasts are appreciative of high-quality international racing for wagering and live viewing, at their fingertips and while on the go. Racing is a very popular sport the world over and we look forward to growing its audience in India.”
Ian Houghton, Director of International at RMG, said, “With many of the real highlights of the Flat season taking place in UK and Ireland, it's a great time to launch, plus it dovetails well with the Indian racing season, which starts again now.
“Initial turnover levels are encouraging, and we are looking forward to working closely with Royal Calcutta Turf Club to help build awareness and understanding of UK and Irish racing.”
Joe Andrews, Digital Sales Manager at SIS, said, “We're delighted to be bringing top-quality British and Irish horse racing to more bettors in India.”