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Caesars Launches Horse Racing App in Ohio

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Caesars Sportsbook has joined the Ohio horse racing stable as the Caesars Racebook App launched in The Buckeye State on June 1.

Caesars and the NYRA Bets (the New York Racing Association) partnered up to offer the online horse betting app in Ohio. The prominent sportsbook is expected to also join the Ohio sports betting market once legal mobile betting goes live on Jan. 1, 2023.

“The launch of Caesars Racebook is an important milestone as we continue to add wagering opportunities for our customers and live streaming content for the first time,” Dan Shapiro, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Caesars Digital, said in a statement. “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.”

For horse bettors, this app couldn’t have come at a more optimal time as most of the major professional sports leagues are in their offseason this summer. Ohio bettors still have a while to wait for the online sports betting launch at the start of next year.

Caesars Racebook App Offerings

  • Caesars Rewards — As expected, users have access to Caesars’ renowned loyalty program. Reward points are available to redeem in the Caesars Racebook Store.
  • Live betting on over 300 races around the world — Bet on races at tracks like Belmont, Dubai, and Royal Ascot.
  • Live streaming capability — Users can track their bets through the app, which enhances the user experience. Streaming options include live or on-demand races.
  • Caesars Racebook welcome offer — New users are eligible to receive a  100% deposit match on up to $500.

The Caesars Racebook app is only available on iOS and Caesars plans to launch its platform on mobile web browsers, desktops, and Android soon. Keep in mind before creating an account that you will need an iOS mobile device (or iPad) to download and play the Caesars Racebook app.

“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,” said Matt Feig, General Manager of NYRA Bets, in a statement. “The partnership between NYRA Bets and Caesars is a win for horse racing, its stakeholders and countless racetracks around the world.”

Background on the NYRA

The New York Racing Association was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Jamaica, Queens. Additionally, the NYRA owns New York’s top-three racing tracks: Saratoga Racing Course, Aqueduct Racetrack, and Belmont Park.

The NYRA is also part of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), which means they are a fully legit horse racing operator.

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