Sports betting firm William Hill US has officially kick started its brand new race book operation at Casino Miami, marking the organization’s first foray into the state of Florida in its 85-year history.

Present at the launch, complete with ribbon-cutting ceremony, was Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill US, alongside Phil Ruffin, Casino Miami owner; Dan Licciardi, Casino Miami General Manager; and Aritz Erkiaga, Miami Jai Alai player.

The modernized 2,300 square feet space next to the casino’s poker room is equipped with a state-of-the-art viewing facility which includes 10 50-inch TV screens in addition to a 30 foot video wall for racing fans to be able to watch a variety of tracks simultaneously. Seating includes a mix of high-top tables with plush chairs and 30 race carrells. 

 he Race Book offers pari-mutuel simulcast wagering. Bettors will be able to watch and wager on major Thoroughbred, Harness, and Greyhound tracks as well as Jai Alai from around the country.

In a statement issued prior to the launch, Asher commented: “Casino Miami is a great location with a modern space where we have created a first-class experience for all racing fans in the area. We look forward to working with Phil Ruffin and his team to enable our customers to bet on races from across the country.”