PITTSBURGH, June 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Xpressbet, a subsidiary of The Stronach Group, has been named the ‘Preferred U.S. Betting Site of Royal Ascot.’ Royal Ascot is one of the world’s most prestigious race meets, featuring 19 graded stakes races and £6.58 million ($8.5 million USD) in purses. A staple on the U.K. racing calendar since the 1700s, this year’s Royal Ascot meet takes place June 20 – 24.
Xpressbet is a leading North American betting site and offers legal online wagering to customers in 38 states, as well as Alberta. Xpressbet customers can bet on more than 300 of the world’s top tracks, including Royal Ascot, Santa Anita, Gulfstream Park, Pimlico and Churchill Downs.
Xpressbet is a subsidiary of The Stronach Group, an industry leader in world-class horse racing, entertainment and pari-mutuel wagering technology. The Stronach Group is heavily invested in all facets of horse racing and is at the forefront of a resurgence of the sport in North America. Its commitment to the betterment and growth of the industry made Xpressbet the right choice for Royal Ascot.
“It is with great confidence that Royal Ascot has partnered with The Stronach Group and Xpressbet as our Preferred U.S. Betting Site,” according to Alastair Warwick, Chief Operating Officer at Royal Ascot. “Their continued growth and investment in technology, as well as their dedication to the sport, made our choice very easy. We’re excited to work with them to introduce Royal Ascot to exuberant bettors and fans in the United States.”
“The Stronach Group and Xpressbet are honored to partner with Royal Ascot, which is widely regarded as one of the world’s most historic, prestigious and important meets,” said Belinda Stronach, Chairman and President, The Stronach Group. “The Stronach Group and Royal Ascot share a commitment to revitalizing the sport of thoroughbred horse racing, expanding the fan base and to introducing wagering and exciting new wagering technologies to new, enthusiastic audiences.”
Xpressbet’s President, Ron Luniewski, added, “The Stronach Group, Xpressbet and Royal Ascot are all deeply committed to growing horse racing on a global scale. We enjoy a special relationship with the U.K. betting market and its customers. As technology and markets continue to expand, we’re excited to team with Royal Ascot to continue showcasing our sport to bettors around the world.”
Customers betting Royal Ascot with Xpressbet will have the opportunity to participate in a 0% Takeout Promotion on Exactas. Every customer that places winning Exacta bets throughout the meet will receive a bonus equal to the takeout paid on their wager.
Royal Ascot’s five-day 2017 meet will be broadcast on NBC and the NBC Sports Network. Each morning, The Today Show will feature the arrival of the Queen as part of the Royal Procession. Live coverage of the races will be broadcast from 8:30 a.m. ET – 12:00 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports Network, as well as NBC Sports Live Extra, the NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs.
Xpressbet provides legal and secure online wagering services to horseplayers in the United States. It is the industry’s most comprehensive and user-friendly wagering site, allowing customers to wager on more than 300 of the world’s best racetracks from their computer, phone or mobile device. Xpressbet operates XB SELECT, the industry’s premier destination for high-volume wagering, and XB Net, which connects bet shops and wagering sites from around the world to North American racing. Xpressbet is a Stronach Group company, which also owns and operates Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Rosecroft Raceway, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness Stakes. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida, the award-winning Adena Springs operation, AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology, and Monarch Content Management, horse racing’s leading simulcast purchase and sales agent.
About The Stronach Group
The Stronach Group (TSG) is an industry leader in world-class horse racing, entertainment and pari-mutuel wagering technology. Within our portfolio of racing and gaming businesses, the Company holds some of the greatest brands in the industry including; Santa Anita Park, “The Great Race Place”; Pimlico Race Course, home of the legendary Preakness Stakes; Gulfstream Park, one of Florida’s newest entertainment destination centers, and home to the $16-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational, the world’s richest Thoroughbred horse race; Laurel Park; Golden Gate Fields; Portland Meadows; and Rosecroft Raceway. TSG is an industry leader in pari-mutuel technology through its subsidiaries AmTote and Xpressbet and is a major distributor of horse racing content to a global audience through Monarch Content Management. The award-winning Adena Springs is the breeding and training facility of The Stronach Group with stables in Kentucky, Florida and Ontario. For more on The Stronach Group, visit www.stronachgroup.com.
Contact: Loran Hickton
Xpressbet Public Relations
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