Royal Ascot signs US-focused partnership with Xpressbet

19 June 2017

Xpressbet, a subsidiary of The Stronach Group, has agreed a deal to become the ‘Preferred US Betting Site’ of UK annual horse racing event Royal Ascot.

Taking place this year from June 20-24, Royal Ascot will feature 19 graded stakes races and almost £6.6m (€7.5m/$8.4m) in purses.

Xpressbet currently offers legal online wagering to customers in 38 states in the US, including events at more than 300 tracks around the world.

Punters that place bets on Royal Ascot his week will be able to take part in a ‘0% Takeout Promotion’ on Exactas, where customers that win Exactas wagers will receive a bonus equal to the takeout paid on their bet.

“It is with great confidence that Royal Ascot has partnered with The Stronach Group and Xpressbet as our Preferred US Betting Site; we're excited to work with them to introduce Royal Ascot to exuberant bettors and fans in the US,” Royal Ascot chief operating officer Alastair Warwick said.

Ron Luniewski, president of Xpressbet, added: "The Stronach Group, Xpressbet and Royal Ascot are all deeply committed to growing horse racing on a global scale.

“We enjoy a special relationship with the UK betting market and its customers. As technology and markets continue to expand, we're excited to team with Royal Ascot to continue showcasing our sport to bettors around the world.”

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