Big M Simulcasting Impasse Settled


Officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack have announced that the simulcast dispute which had prohibited certain bettors from wagering on the Meadowlands has been resolved.

Track officials issued a release on the issue Friday (March 27) stating that, effective immediately, those customers that wager at Mid-Atlantic sites will be able to bet into the largest pools in harness racing once again.

“First and foremost, I want to apologize to our customers who have been unable to partake in the Meadowlands product these past four months,” the track’s general manager and CEO, Jason Settlemoir, was quoted as saying in the release.

“We are very thankful that this impasse has come to an end and we appreciate our customers sticking with us through this difficult time. We thank them for being fans of the Meadowlands and are elated that they will be able to wager into our pools again.”

“We have worked hard over these past few months to do our best at the Meadowlands to help resolve this dispute,” said Meadowlands Chairman Jeff Gural. “It was very unfortunate, and we are very sorry that so many people were affected and essentially blacked out from wagering on our product. We are hopeful that with this impasse being lifted they are eager to return to wagering on the world’s greatest harness racing. We thank them for their continuous support.”

First-race post time for the Meadowlands’ 13-race Friday program is set for 7:15 p.m.

(With files from the Meadowlands)

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