Keyword: tote companies

  • Fee for Tote Security Program Eliminated

    A tote security initiative launched by the TRPB remains on track, but in a major change, the organization said Oct. 7 there no longer is a need for outlets that receive simulcast signals to pay a monthly fee to fund it.

  • Bet Monitor Has Contracts in Place in NY

    Advanced Monitoring Systems, selected by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board to provide independent wagering oversight, announced Oct. 19 it has deals in place with the three tote companies that service New York betting outlets.

  • Scientific Games Shares Tumble

    Shares of Scientific Games Corp. tumbled to its lowest point in more than three years Jan. 16 as the lottery services supplier reeled from the loss of its third online contract within a month.

  • Schedule Set for Simulcast Conference in Philadelphia

    Changing consumer standards will be the theme at the 14th International Simulcast Conference Oct. 16-18 in Philadelphia. The conference will feature sessions on the impact of Internet wagering, the disparity between commercial television and simulcast signal quality, and heightened concern about equine welfare issues.

  • Youbet.com Has Deal to Buy Tote Company

    Youbet.com, which earlier this year purchased an offshore wagering company, has entered into an agreement to purchase United Tote for $49 million, the company announced Dec. 1. United Tote supplies tote services to more than 90 pari-mutuel facilities in North America.

  • Future Bet Shelved; Jockey Wager in the Works

    The Breeders' Cup Future Bet won't be offered this year, but an official said he hopes it eventually returns under a format whereby wagering would be offered on more than 24 interests. Meanwhile, talks are under way about a new wager tied to jockey performance in the eight-race series.

  • Here and There

    TCA holds annual stallion season auction...Thistledown adds live racing on Dec. 16...United Tote signs key contract renewals.

  • Magna Broadens Its Base With Piece of AmTote

    Less than a week after the National Thoroughbred Racing Association released a report that recommended upgrades in wagering technology and a streamlining of tote systems in the United States, Magna Entertainment Corp. acquired a 30% equity and voting interest in AmTote International for $3.82 million.

  • Churchill president and CEO Tom Meeker.

    Meeker: Wagering Products Must Match Customer Demand

    Churchill Downs Inc. will look to develop products that suit its patrons under a new customer relationship management program expected to have "dramatic" results, CDI president Tom Meeker said June 19 during the company's annual shareholder meeting in Louisville, Ky.

  • Wagering Technology Group Maps Strategy

    The Wagering Technology working group formed by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association met for the first time Nov. 4. In addition, more members were named.

  • In Wake of Betting Probe, Industry Prepares Strategy

    Regardless of the outcome of the probe into suspicious Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick Six wagers, the situation figures to trigger a review of how the pari-mutuel industry conducts its business. It also left National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup officials to deal with public perception issues.