Dallas Baker

Fixed-Odds Era Begins at Monmouth

OCEANPORT, N.J.-With a steady stream of customers showing up at the fixed odds windows, Monmouth Park's bold experiment with a new form of wagering the track hopes will energize the sport began Sunday. Fixed-odds betting was supposed to begin a day earlier, but the opening day of the 2022 meet was canceled due to bad weather. Monmouth did not release figures regarding how much was wagered on the fixed-odds bets, which made it difficult to assess how successful it was on day one. Because the bets are only available at...

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The Week in Review: Industry Needs to Embrace Fixed-Odds Wagering

Monmouth Park announced last week that it will begin to offer fixed odds wagering starting May 7, opening day of the meet. That was the good news. The bad news was that fixed odds betting will begin with a cautious rollout and without the major players in the sport on board. Starting Saturday, bettors on-track at Monmouth will have the choice of making traditional pari-mutuel bets or placing fixed odds wagers. Two areas of the track will be designated for fixed odds and the bets can only be made through...

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BetMakers Named Official Fixed-Odds Partner of the Saratoga Sale

BetMakers Technology Group has been named the official fixed-odds partner of the 100th Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale. Australia-based BetMakers Technology Group ("BetMakers") provides critical solutions in technology, data and development to the global racing and wagering industry, spanning both fixed odds and pari-mutuel markets. With the 2021 acquisition of Sportech Racing, a leading global supplier of pari-mutuel technology solutions, BetMakers has created the world's leading technology provider for racing services with a presence in over 40 countries and 35 US States. Fasig-Tipton President and Chief Executive Officer Boyd Browning commented: "BetMakers...

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BetMakers, Monmouth Offer $1-Million Bonus to Haskell Winner

BetMakers Technology Group, in partnership with Monmouth Park, will sponsor a $1-million bonus to a horse that sweeps this year's GI TVG.com Haskell S., GI Runhappy Travers S. and the GI Breeders' Cup Classic. Authentic (Into Mischief) earned the inaugural bonus, which, due to the pandemic, included the Haskell, GI Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup Classic. "We're thrilled to sponsor the BetMakers Bonanza again after the enormous effort by Authentic last year," said Dallas Baker, BetMakers' New Jersey-based Head of International Operations. "We're fully committed to supporting the U.S. racing...

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BetMakers' Dallas Baker Talks Fixed-Odds Wagering On Writers' Room

Sorely needed in the American horse betting landscape, fixed-odds wagering--bets where the player is guaranteed the odds displayed at the time he or she bets a horse and isn't affected by late parimutuel odds drops--is set to debut in the States later this month at Monmouth Park via Australian bookmaking company BetMakers. Wednesday morning, BetMakers' head of international operations Dallas Baker joined the TDN Writers' Room presented by Keeneland to discuss the logistics of implementing a fixed-odds system to try to replicate its success in Australia, how confident he is...

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Dallas Baker Joins the TDN Writers' Room

BetMakers' Dallas Baker joins the TDN Writers' Room to discuss bringing fixed-odds wagering to America.

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Fixed-Odds Wagering Bill Passes in NJ, Expected to Begin Haskell Day

A bill legalizing fixed-odds wagering on horse races was passed unanimously by both houses in New Jersey and will now go to Governor Phil Murphy, who is expected to sign it. Expectations are that fixed odds betting will begin July 17, the day of the GI TVG.com Haskell S. at Monmouth Park. "We've been pushing hard to get it up and running by the Haskell," said Dallas Baker, the head of international operations for the Australian firm BetMakers, which will operate the fixed- odds betting. "That's always been our goal....

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