BetMGM announced a partnership with NYRA Bets, the New York Racing Association’s official online wagering platform. NYRA Bets will be BetMGM’s first horse-racing partner. It will allow customers to watch and wager on top thoroughbred, harness, and quarter-horse races at more than 200 venues worldwide.
NYRA Bets began as a national online wagering platform in 2016. And it grew quickly last year as more customers gravitated toward horse racing. It was one of the few sports that could continue to operate during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Customers can watch and wager from the comfort of their own homes thanks to NYRA Bets’ wagering platform. In the United States, NYRA Bets is currently available in 30 states.
“This is the type of partnership that shows the importance of horse racing within the sports betting marketplace,” said NYRA Bets President Tony Allevato.
In its Horse Racing app, BetMGM will use the NYRA Bets wagering platform. Customers will have access to daily horse racing content, live streaming video, and race replays. They will also have the ability to wager on major US events such as the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, and Breeders’ Cup, as well as international events such as the Royal Ascot meet, Melbourne Cup, Saudi Cup, and Dubai World Cup.