Horse racing bettors will have another mobile app option to wager on in Florida.
Caesars Sportsbook and NYRA Bets announced Wednesday the Caesars Racebook app is live and available to bettors in the Sunshine State. Ohio was also announced as a live state with plans to add additional states throughout the year.
New customers registering for Caesars Racebook will be eligible for a 100% first deposit match up to $500, according to a news release.
In January, Caesars Sportsbook and the New York Racing Association announced an initial partnership establishing Caesars as an official sports betting marketing partner in New York and the title sponsor of the NYRA Turf Triple Series at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course.
Plans to Launch in 30 States
“The launch of Caesars Racebook is an important milestone as we continue to add wagering opportunities for our customers and livestreaming content for the first time,” Dan Shapiro, senior vice president and chief development officer of Caesars Digital, said in a news release. “Caesars Racebook is truly differentiated as the first horse racing advance deposit wagering app to include our award-winning Caesars Rewards loyalty program.
“We look forward to welcoming new horse racing customers and existing fans onto the platform 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.”
Legal Florida sports betting launched briefly last year before being shut down by a federal court order. Horse race wagering is legal in the state.
The first two legs of the Triple Crown have been run with 80-1 longshot Rich Strike taking the Kentucky Derby on May 7 and Early Voting capturing the Preakness on May 21. The Belmont is scheduled for June 11 in Elmont, New York.
Caesars Uses NYRA Bets Platform
Caesars Racebook uses the NYRA Bets platform for pari-mutuel wagering on horse races from more than 250 racetracks around the world, the release said.
It allows betting on major races at tracks in the U.S. and internationally, including Belmont Park, Saratoga Race Course, Del Mar, Santa Anita and Keeneland. Caesars also has wagering at its tracks — Harrah’s Hoosier Park, Horseshoe Indianapolis, Harrah’s Philadelphia and Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs, according to the release.
“The new Caesars Racebook app, which utilizes the NYRA Bets interface and technology, will expand access to world-class horse racing now and in the future,” Matt Feig, general manager of NYRA Bets, said in the release. “The partnership between NYRA Bets and Caesars is a win for horse racing, its stakeholders and countless racetracks around the world.”