Caesars Racebook Comes Home With New York Addition

Written By Derek Helling on August 21, 2023
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Ground zero for the Caesars Racebook app is no longer outside of the horse race wagering platform’s range. More than a year after partnering with the New York Racing Association (NYRA) to launch Caesars Racebook, the pari-mutuel betting service has come home.

Caesars Racebook has added New York to the growing number of states that it accepts wagers in. While it’s obvious why New York is an attractive venue for the app, oncoming developments could provide even more benefits for Caesars Digital.

Caesars Racebook comes to the NYRA’s home turf

In March 2022, Caesars announced the creation of a standalone pari-mutuel horse race betting app, Caesars Racebook. A partnership with the NYRA was part of that announcement. However, New York wasn’t one of the initial jurisdictions or several expansions to occur since.

That’s no longer the case, though. According to a recent news release, Caesars Racebook is now live in New York. The app is available on both Android and iOS devices. For those who prefer there is a desktop website as well.

Those new to Caesars Racebook can take advantage of a one-time 100% match of their first deposit. The limit for that match is $200. While there is no shared wallet between Caesars Racebook and other Caesars Digital online gambling products like Caesars Casino, Caesars Racebook users do earn Caesars Rewards credits with each wager.

Those rewards are available across Caesars’ online gambling products and at Caesars’ land-based properties as well. The app boasts opportunities to wager on and watch races from over 300 tracks around the world to earn those rewards.

Among the tracks featured on the app is Belmont Park in New York. That track may present Caesars Racebook with some new opportunities in the future.

NYRA partnership could hit its stride soon

As NYRA Bets President Tony Allevato said in the release, the partnership with Caesars Digital “will contribute to the success of horse racing in New York State now and in the future.” The future looks bright for Belmont Park in particular.

Earlier this year, the state approved over $450 million in financing for major renovations at Belmont Park. The last major renovation of the park had been more than half a century ago. The plans include a complete replacement for the existing clubhouse and grandstand.

That new facility could integrate Caesars Racebook in several ways. Among those possibilities are digital and physical signage for Caesars Racebook along with mentions for Caesars Racebook during breaks in the live action.

Without the inclusion of the NYRA, Caesars Racebook would probably look very different. With the expansion into New York, Caesars can realize more of the full value of that partnership.

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Derek Helling is the assistant managing editor of PlayUSA. Helling focuses on breaking news, including finance, regulation, and technology in the gaming industry. Helling completed his journalism degree at the University of Iowa and resides in Chicago

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