Roberts Communications

The Week in Review: In Light of Saturday's Tote Failure, the Industry Must Search for Answers

It's still not clear exactly what went wrong Saturday when a tote failure impacted several tracks, including Tampa Bay Downs. The Oldsmar, Florida track took a huge hit when it was forced to run the GIII Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby as a non-wagering event and to also cancel the last race of the day. Tampa Bay Downs Vice President and General Manager Pete Berube estimates that the track lost as much as $4.5 million in handle because betting wasn't available. There was a massive telecommunications network failure Saturday afternoon...

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Crawford Named President of Newly Formed Roberts Division

Roberts Communications has named Jonathan Crawford president of its newly formed Broadcast and Media Services division. Crawford, former president and CEO of The SPACECONNECTION, Inc., will focus on vendor relationships, business development and strategic partnerships. "We specialize in delivering high-quality, low-latency, reliable, secure video around the globe, whether it be via satellite, fiber, or internet," said RCN President and CEO Todd Roberts. "The creation of a new Broadcast and Media Services division signifies our commitment to diversify into other industries, as also reflected by our recently announced partnership with Fathom...

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