Caesars Racebook Rushes West: Now Live In Montana And Oregon

Written By Veronica Sparks on July 8, 2022
Legal Wagering App For Horse Racing Rushes West

Making the West its newest venture, Caesars Racebook is now live in both Oregon and Montana for residents in those states to place horse racing bets. The launch marks the fourth and fifth states to offer the horse race betting app.

The betting platform going live in the two western states follows the June launches in Ohio, Florida, and Indiana. Caesars’ partnership with NYRA Bets provided the technology for the Caesars Racebook app.

“The launch of Caesars Racebook is an important milestone,” said Caesars Digital Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Dan Shapiro, “as we continue to add wagering opportunities for our customers and livestreaming content for the first time.”

NYRA Bets partnership with Caesars Entertainment

NYRA Bets LLC is a legal online wagering platform for horse racing. It also stands as the official platform of the New York Racing Association. Back in Jan. 2022, Caesars Entertainment and NRA Bets announced their official partnership.

As a part of the deal, Caesars is now the NYRA’s Turf Triple Series title sponsor, as well as the company’s official marketing partner for sports betting. Together, the sports betting giant and the horse race betting company have worked toward the goal of offering a new platform for horse race wagering.

“The new Caesars Racebook app, which utilizes the NYRA Bets interface and technology,” said General Manager of NYRA Bets, Matt Feig, “will expand access to world-class horse racing now and in the future.”

Jun. 1 saw the launch of Caesars Racebook in both Florida and Ohio. About a week later, the app launched in Indiana.

With the addition of the app in both Montana and Oregon in late June, the Caesars-NYRA Bets partnership has successfully launched in five total states in just under six months.

“The partnership between NYRA Bets and Caesars,” said Feig, “is a win for horse racing, its stakeholders and countless racetracks around the world.”

What Caesars Racebook app offers players in Montana and Oregon

The Caesars Racebook app allows bettors to participate in pari-mutuel horse race wagering, which had a total betting handle of more than $12 billion in 2021.

On the new platform, betting will be available on races at over 250 race tracks around the world, including:

  • Belmont Park
  • Saratoga Race Course
  • Del Mar
  • Santa Anita
  • Keeneland

Betting will also be available on races at tracks operated by Caesars, including:

  • Harrah’s Hoosier Park
  • Horseshoe Indianapolis
  • Harrah’s Philadelphia
  • Eldorado Gaming Scioto Down

Features of the app include horse race replays as well as handicapping insights. Bettors will also have the opportunity to access the same Caesars Rewards loyalty program as they can with the Caesars Sportsbook app.

“Caesars Racebook is truly differentiated as the first horse racing advance deposit wagering app to include our award-winning Caesars Rewards loyalty program,” said Shapiro.

The Caesars Racebook app is free to download, and new players in participating states be able to take advantage of another perk: A 100% Deposit Match up to $500.

Further expansion of the app in the works with plans in 30 US states

The partnership between the two companies likely won’t stop at just five states offering the horse race betting app. Shapiro looks to the future and sees unprecedented growth in the US for the online betting app.

“We look forward to welcoming new horse racing customers and existing fans onto the platform,” Shapiro said, “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.”

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