NYRA Bets appointed as first horse racing partner of BetMGM

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BetMGM and NYRA Bets LLC, the official online wagering platform of the New York Racing Association, have agreed a new partnership with NYRA Bets appointed as BetMGM’s first horse racing partner. 

The alliance will enable customers to watch and wager on premier Thoroughbred, Harness, and Quarter Horse races at more than 200 tracks around the world.

Launched as a national online wagering platform in 2016, NYRA Bets achieved rapid growth last year as new customers gravitated toward horse racing, one of the few sports able to operate during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The online service features a secure, state-of-the-art wagering platform that allows its customers to conveniently and securely watch and wager from home. Available in 30 states, it continues to expand its reach and customer base throughout the country.

“We’ve found a great partner in NYRA Bets and look forward to working with them to create a thrilling, interactive experience for horse racing fans on BetMGM,” said BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt.

BetMGM will utilize the NYRA Bets wagering platform in its Horse Racing app for Apple and Android devices as well as on desktop. Customers will have access to daily horse racing content, live streaming video and race replays.

They can also wager on marquee US events includeing the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont Stakes and the Breeders’ Cup, as well as international events such as the Royal Ascot meet, Melbourne Cup, Saudi Cup and the Dubai World Cup. 

NYRA Bets President Tony Allevato stated: “This is the type of partnership that reflects the importance of horse racing within the rapidly evolving sports betting marketplace. BetMGM has consistently led the charge to expand wagering opportunities for their customers, and we are thrilled that our horse racing content will soon be available on their platform.”