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Betfair/NYRA Reach Deal

Published: November 2, 2009 4:57 pm ET

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According to reports, a deal has been struck between the New York Racing Association and Betfair which will give Betfair's customers the opportunity to immediately begin wagering on Aqueduct's thoroughbred races.

Thoroughbredtimes.com has quoted NYRA president Charlie Hayward as saying, “We are thrilled to offer the best year-round racing in the United States to the world’s leading online wagering company. Betfair is a cutting-edge organization and we look forward to an expansive relationship with them.”

Betfair has been increasing its United States exposure this year. The company purchased Television Games Network, which airs Aqueduct racing, in January, 2009.

Betfair boasts 2.5 million customers, although the England-based company does not allow customers from the U.S.

To read the thoroughbredtimes.com article in its entirety, click here.

(With files from thoroughbredtimes.com)

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