Cash Handicapping Contest debuts Belmont Stakes day

Contest offers Trip for 2 to the 2012 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita!

Portland, OR, June 7, 2012 – Traditional handicapping tournaments are not designed to appeal to all horseplayers. If the contest is filled with mandatory races at tracks that the horseplayer doesn’t normally play, it slants the playing field toward others in the tournament who play those circuits. Cash money contests, on the other hand, often require large minimum wagering thresholds or entry fees that price most players out. The new Cash is King contest at takes away those inequities and lets every level of horseplayer participate.

“It doesn’t matter if you a big bettor or a small bettor. Everyone has an equal chance to win the prizes in the Cash is King contest at,” explained General Manager Todd Bowker.

The June Cash is King champ will win a trip for two to the 2012 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita, courtesy of Premier Turf Club, and cash prizes will be awarded to the top four finishers. The June contest begins Belmont Stakes day, June 9th when I’ll Have Another seeks to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

The Tournament Director for the event is Rich Nilsen, who created the first-ever online qualifier for the National Handicapping Championship (NHC) back in 1999 and who managed the online tournaments at TwinSpires for several years.

“There are no mandatory tracks, and no specific bets required. Thus, you can play your favorite tracks and make your favorite wagers, all using a bankroll that fits your budget,” said Nilsen. “The contest is scored based on your return on investment (ROI), not on how much you wager. Best of all, there is no entry fee and since it’s a cash money contest, in addition to any prizes, you keep whatever you win.”

Wagers can be made online or by phone and on any type of bet that BetPTC accepts through their Oregon hub. Cash is King wagers can be made on any racetracks of the player’s choice on four Saturdays in June, starting Belmont Stakes day. To qualify for contest play on a given Saturday, registered members must bet a minimum of $50 during the course of a contest day. There is no limit to how much can be wagered.

Registration for the event is quick and easy for members of Premier Turf Club, which is also offering a $100 sign-up bonus for new customers of the online wagering service. Rules for the Cash is King tournament, as well as a leaderboard, can be found at  Visitors to can use this link for special promotional sign-up offers.

Premier Turf Club operates in Portland, Oregon, and is licensed by the Oregon Racing Commission as a Multi-Jurisdictional Simulcasting and Interactive Wagering Totalizator Hub. The company can be found on the internet at target=”_blank”> Premier Turf Club accepts online and phone wagers on over 120 Thoroughbred, Harness, and Greyhound race tracks. Since 2007 Premier Turf Club has handled over $100 million in wagers safely and securely through the Oregon hub.

Join BetPTC and receive a $100 sign-up bonus, free contest entry, and cashback on every wager.

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Rich Nilsen is an 18-time qualifier to the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 of the NHC twice. A former executive with and a member of the NHC Players’ Committee, Rich is a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program and is founder of, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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