An ongoing, unspecified disagreement between racetrack and advance deposit wagering company owners The Stronach Group and Churchill Downs Inc. has led to a blackout of the Pimlico simulcast signal for some horseplayers.
Customers at Presque Isle Downs, Louisiana Downs, and users of BetAmerica are currently unable to watch and wager on races from Pimlico, one day ahead of the 2019 Preakness. Those impacted have the option to open accounts with other outlets not affected by the blackout.
Officials say the blackout could be cleared up in time for the Preakness, as talks were going on through Thursday night.
The Stronach Group is affiliated with Monarch Content Management, which has bought and sold signals for a variety of tracks for some time. CDI has largely been focused on marketing its own signals but has only recently begun signing on unaffiliated tracks.
Read more at the Daily Racing Form
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