BRIS Moves Into Interactive Wagering Field

The interactive wagering field continues to grow, with Bloodstock Research Information Services the latest player in the online gaming industry.

The company announced Monday that BrisBET.com will provide U.S. account holders with the ability to view odds and wager online or by telephone on North American Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing. Under BrisBET.com's wagering format, bets will be placed through America TAB Ltd. and co-mingled into the wagering pool at the host track. According to the announcement, BrisBET.com has joined Winticket.com to become a member partner of America TAB, which operates an account wagering facility Oregon that is licensed by that state's racing commission.

Establishment of an interactive wagering service is a natural progression for Bloodstock Research, which offers a plethora of handicapping products through Brisnet.com. "Horseplayers recognize Bloodstock Research Information Services as the source for racing's best handicapping products," America TAB president Charles Ruma said. "We're sure that...BrisBET.com wagering service will be just as popular."

BrisBET.com president Dick Broadbent said the company would offer a sign-up incentive (for a limited time) of $100 in free credit toward Brisnet's handicapping products. BrisBET.com will also have a Player Rewards Program, providing members with a 20% discount on all Brisnet.com handicapping product purchases made during each month in which they place a wager through BrisBET.com.

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