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Just in Time for Belmont: Advanced Deposit Wagering Available in Montana


June 5, 2008     E-mail this page to a friend!

The Montana Board of Horse Racing (MBOHR) announced today that TVG has been licensed as the first advanced deposit wagering (ADW) provider for the state of Montana.

Residents can now support Montana's racing industry while wagering on races from premium tracks in America, Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom and Ireland through TVG.
The state's horse racing fans will be able to wager using any of TVG's four wagering systems: Online at www.TVG.com; via touch-tone phone by calling toll-free 1-888-TVG WAGER (884-9243); by using a web-enabled PDA or mobile phone at mobile.tvg.com; or via interactive television (iTV) for DISH satellite subscribers.
Each time a wager is placed, the Montana racing industry receives a portion of the proceeds.

"Advanced deposit wagering goes hand-in-hand with the great simulcast facilities we now have in place, and it directly benefits live racing in the state of Montana," said MBHR executive secretary Ryan Sherman. "This is an extremely positive step in the right direction for horse racing in Montana."

Recognized as a leader in ADW providers and customer service, TVG allows a person who doesn't or can't attend simulcast racing with the opportunity to watch and wager 120-plus racetracks around the world.

"We are thrilled to work with the Board of Horse Racing to deliver premium account wagering services to residents of Montana" said David Nathanson, president of TVG. "This service will bring innovative new wagering options to Montana customers and deliver significant benefits to industry participants."

With Big Brown going for Triple Crown history in the Belmont Stakes this Saturday, horse racing fans can sign up for TVG and play the Belmont from the comfort of their own homes. TVG can be seen on DISH Network (channel 405), DirecTV (channel 602) and on select cable systems. To sign up for an account, you can call 1-888-PLAY TVG (752-9884), or log onto www.TVG.com. You must be 21 years of age or older to open an account with TVG.

In addition to the licensure of TVG, Ryan Sherman announced that the MBOHR has opened a satellite office in Great Falls. The new satellite office concept is aimed at more closely serving participants involved in racing by being more available during the live racing season. The MBOHR also plans to set up a satellite office in Billings during the Yellowstone Downs meet.

"The satellite office concept has been well received thus far," said Sherman. "It is another effort by the Board to ensure live racing continues in Montana by working more closely with the racing industry."

Advanced deposit wagering is the result of legislation passed in 2007 that was designed to aid the horse racing industry in Montana.
For additional information about horse racing in Montana, contact the MBHR at 406/444-4287 (mthorseracing@gmail.com).