Caesars Sportsbook has formed a partnership with NYRA BETS, the official online wagering platform of the New York Racing Association, as it launched its horse betting app in both Florida and Ohio.
Titled Caesars Racebook, the app utilizes the NYRA Bets platform to provide bettors with pari-mutual wagering on horse racing content from over 250 tracks across the globe with betting on marquee tracks in the US and internationally.
Dan Shapiro, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Caesars Digital, explained: “The launch of Caesars Racebook is an important milestone as we continue to add wagering opportunities for our customers and live streaming content for the first time.”
“Caesars Racebook is truly differentiated as the first horse racing advance deposit wagering app to include our award-winning Caesars Rewards loyalty program. We look forward to welcoming new horse racing customers and existing fans onto the platform and to working with NYRA Bets to grow horse racing as we deploy Caesars Racebook with plans to launch in about 30 states across the country.”
Additionally, the betting locations are set to include Belmont Park, Saratoga Race Course, Del Mar, Santa Anita, Keenelandas, as well as Caesars-operated tracks Harrah’s Hoosier Park, Horseshoe Indianapolis, Harrah’s Philadelphia, and Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs.
Caesars is set to further expand into horse racing with this move, which allegedly generated $12.2bn in pari-mutual wagering handle in 2021.
In addition, customers who access Caesars Racebook can experience further benefits of NYRA Bets, such as race replays and handicapping insights.
“The new Caesars Racebook app, which utilizes the NYRA Bets interface and technology, will expand access to world-class horse racing now and in the future,” noted Matt Feig, General Manager of NYRA Bets. “The partnership between NYRA Bets and Caesars is a win for horse racing, its stakeholders and countless racetracks around the world.”
Alongside the aforementioned, Caesars has confirmed it will be the host of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s National Handicapping Championship at Horseshoe Las Vegas, as well as plan to build and operate a Harrah’s racetrack and casino in Columbus, Nebraska.