For the first time U.S. bettors can wager into the world's second-largest pari-mutuel pool.
AmWest Entertainment has launched a player-driven wagering website called AmWager.com, the company announced Aug. 1.
AmWest Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of Singapore's racing festival, which features two group I races May 20.
Wagering throughout the Western Hemisphere on the Dubai World Cup program reached a new all-time record high this year of $5.1-million.
Simon Burgess talks with Nelson Clemmens, AmWest CEO, about the Dubai World Cup, the chances of the American horses, and AmWest. Watch Video
Horsemen hashed out the issue of high-volume bettors and rebates Jan. 13, and in the process got a fairly detailed look at their impact on pari-mutuel Thoroughbred racing in the United States.
Simon Burgess talks to Nelson Clemmens, CEO of AmWest Entertainment about the role of AmWest in bringing Hong Kong racing to America, and the features of AmWest. Watch Video
For the second year in a row, AmWest Entertainment will offer worldwide distribution of the racing signal for wagering on the Dubai International Racing Carnival from Meydan Racecourse.
AmWest Entertainment has again been chosen to distribute the signal for the Dubai Racing Club, which will offer an expanded season in 2010-11, in North and South America.
The 18th International Simulcast Conference in Clearwater Beach, Fla., will feature discussion among representatives of some of the North American pari-mutuel industry's largest computer players.
Betting was up 22% on the Dubai World Cup program as compared to last year, and by 9.1% for the Dubai International Racing Carnival even though the Carnival consisted of one less day this year than in 2009.
Two advance deposit wagering companies operating through the hub system in Oregon recently had their annual license renewals tabled by the state's racing commission, but will be able to rectify the situation at an upcoming July 17 meeting.
Just as the door closes on International Racing Group's operating presence in Oregon, the state is prepared to welcome two new players to the advance deposit wagering scene.
Racing Services Inc. was denied a renewal of its North Dakota simulcasting license, amid worries about the future of a business that is facing federal felony charges and the possible seizure of its property.
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