Edited press release
MTR Gaming Group, which owns Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort in West Virginia and Scioto Downs in Ohio, has launched an online account wagering service called RacelineBet.com.
The venture is a subsidiary of Scioto Downs, a Columbus harness track, and a marketing affiliate of AmericaTAB, the Ohio-based account wagering consortium with a hub in Oregon. MTR Gaming Group said the new service is available to U.S. residents in 37 states and offers racing from more than 100 Thoroughbred and Standardbred tracks worldwide.
RacelineBet.com offers live video streaming, race replays, and a stable-alert feature so members can follow the races. RacelineBet.com has partnerships with data providers and handicapping software experts to offer a wide variety of handicapping information products. Members can place secure bets and results are automatically posted to their AmericaTAB account.
Said MTR Gaming Group chief executive officer Edson “Ted” Arneault: “We are providing customers with the enjoyment and excitement of races from their home and with all the information they need to make an informed wager. Initially, we will be marketing the service through our existing facilities, simulcast live racing and programs. Importantly, in addition to RacelineBet representing a new source of revenue for MTR, we expect it to increase awareness and handle for races at MTR tracks.
“We believe it is beneficial for our existing track properties and the horsemen that race at our facilities to market our tracks through AmericaTAB, which handled over $234 million in 2006. We will also be offering live wireless streaming video which could reach a new generation of horseplayers."