telephone wagering

Sorry, Wrong Number: Turf Paradise Ending Telephone Wagering

Turf Paradise in Phoenix, Ariz., is pulling the plug on telephone wagering less than three years after the outdated service went into effect. A statement on the Turf Paradise website said: “Effective January 9, 2018, all Phone Betting Accounts for Arizona residents will no longer be active. This includes phone betting accounts with TVG, Twin Spires, Xpressbet […]

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NYRA scraps plans to charge $1 for bets made via telephone

On April 26, the New York Racing Association sent out an email announcing that, beginning May 1, they would be charging $1 per wager for any bets made over the phone. A week later, they scrapped the plan amidst protests by customers, reports the Times Union. “The fee was originally announced due to rising costs […]

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Cuomo signs bill to keep phone wagering operations in-state

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Tuesday that requires all state-licensed telephone wagering centers to be located in-state.  The impetus for the measure was a move this year by the New York Racing Association to outsource its phone betting operation to Oregon.  An outcry from state officials led to a plan for Churchill […]

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Cuomo announces new phone betting center in Western NY

Press Release Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York Racing Association Inc.’s (NYRA) vendor for telephone betting services, Churchill Downs Technology Initiatives Company (CDTIC), will open a call center in Amherst – a suburb of Buffalo – bringing up to 60 jobs back to New York and securing a $750,000 investment to the […]

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Report: NYRA to return some phone betting jobs to NY

The Albany Times-Union reports that the New York Racing Association is working on a plan to return several telephone betting jobs to northern or western New York.  Jobs were outsourced to Oregon earlier this year through the Churchill Downs affiliate Twinspires – a move that prompted an outcry from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and […]

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Premier Turf Club adds phone wagering, drops fees

Press ReleasePremier Turf Club is introducing phone wagering through its Oregon Call Center effective Tuesday, August 9. The U.S. licensed and regulated advance deposit wagering company has conducted pari-mutuel wagering since 2007 and recently surpassed the $100 million wagering milestone. Until now all of the wagers have been placed through the online interface at […]

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