2020 FanDuel Racing Moment of the Year Voting Open

Eleven of the most memorable events from the last 12 months of Thoroughbred racing are up for the 2020 FanDuel Racing NTRA Moment of the Year, which is determined by fan voting and recognized at the upcoming Eclipse Awards. To vote or to view the complete listing of eligible moments, visit the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) website Voting can also be executed via Twitter, where every retweet or use of the official hashtag for the moments as presented on the @NTRA account will be counted as one vote....

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FanDuel Announces Multimillion Dollar Investment in Fairmount Park

FanDuel Group has announced plans to make a multimillion dollar investment in Fairmount Park Racetrack in Collinsville, IL. Under the terms of the agreement, Fairmount Park Racetrack will be rebranded as FanDuel Sportsbook and Horse Racing. In addition, the company plans a full revitalization of the venue including the opening of a FanDuel Sportsbook retail location. The agreement signifies FanDuel Group's first investment in a race track. FanDuel Group will work with William Stiritz and Associates to revitalize the 95-year-old track including significant upgrades to the facility and the establishment...

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Breeders' Cup and FanDuel Host $1 Million Fantasy Contest

Officials at the Breeders' Cup, in conjunction with FanDuel Group, announced Wednesday a $1-million fantasy contest, giving fans the chance to win $1 million by picking the finishing order of the GI FanDuel Breeders' Cup Mile presented by the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, to be held Saturday, Nov. 7. FanDuel is the official wagering partner of the Breeders' Cup World Championships. The "Breeders' Cup $1 Mil Perfect Finish Free Play" is live now on and open until 3:15 p.m. ET Saturday. Players predict the full order of finish for...

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Betfair to Pull Plug on NJ Betting Exchange

Beginning Oct. 1, Betfair will no longer accept exchange wagers from its New Jersey customers, ending a brief and unsuccessful experiment in the U.S. for a form of wagering that couldn't overcome a number of obstacles that stood in its way of success. Founded in 2000, Betfair introduced exchange wagering in the U.K., where it proved to be wildly popular. A betting exchange is a marketplace where customers set their own odds on a horse. If someone accepts those odds, the bets are matched. This also allows customers to act...

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FanDuel Named Title Sponsor of Breeders' Cup Mile

FanDuel, America's premier gaming destination, will become the title sponsor of the $2-million GI Breeders' Cup Mile at this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships. In addition, two of FanDuel Group's major charity partners will be incorporated into its naming rights for this year's event--the FanDuel Breeders' Cup Mile presented by PDJF and the GI TVG Breeders' Cup Juvenile presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. The Breeders' Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing's most prestigious international events, consisting of 14 races and purses and awards totaling $35 million, is scheduled to be held...

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Flutter, Stars Group Merge

Gaming conglomerate Flutter-parent company of Paddy Power, Betfair and FanDuel-has purchased all shares in The Stars Group, owner of Sky Bet. Racing Post reports the two companies had a £10.5-billion combined market value at the time the deal was done. The companies' combined annual revenues in 2018 would have totalled £3.8-billion, making it the world's largest online betting and gaming operator.

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