Historic Horse Racing Continues to Crush It

historic horse racing machineBOYNTON BEACH, Fla., March, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Exacta Systems and Kentucky Downs once again shattered the single month historic horse racing handle record in February, with wagering in the 28-day month totaling $51.8 million. The previous record of $47.2 million was only one month old, having been set in January. This marks the third straight month that a new HHR (Historic Horse Racing) wagering record has been set at Kentucky Downs.

In addition to the record set at Kentucky Downs, Exacta set a one-month record by handling over $75 million in HHR wagers at its installations in Kentucky and Wyoming, up from its previous record of $68.6 million set last month.

“Despite the short month, Exacta and Kentucky Downs added over $4.5 million in pari-mutuel wagering handle when compared to January’s record numbers,” commented Exacta Systems President Jeremy Stein. “I am confident that with the introduction of Exacta Premium Game Titles with minimum jackpots of $100,000 at Kentucky Downs next month, the explosive growth of historic horse racing will continue. In January, Exacta went over $1 billion in total wagers handled since we first went live in 2015. We are on pace to do $1 billion in total wagers at our combined installations this year alone, which will continue generating millions in new revenue for purses, breeders incentive funds, racetrack operators and state general funds.”

For more information about the company and the Exacta historic horse racing system, visit www.exactasystems.com or the Exacta Systems Facebook page.

Joe Maddon: Use ‘Moneyball’ Stats to Teach Math

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Public in Japan Against Mindless Games of Chance

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Internet Gambling Cafes coming to N.J. Racetracks?

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Video Lottery Machines at New Jersey Racetracks?

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How to Find the Best Online Sports Books

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Fans have always seen sports betting as a way of becoming more engaged with their favorite teams or sports. The online sports book, however, has broadened players’ options and horizons significantly, and now an entire global sports market is open to players, wherever they are in the world. Many traditional forms of betting on sports, whether it be on-course, at a bricks and mortar bookmaker, or even on the phone, have largely been superseded by the online sports book.

There are any number of reasons as to the rapid increase in popularity of online sports betting. Firstly, for those who take their sports seriously, it’s a chance to put your knowledge to the test and gives you the opportunity to make informed choices before making a wager, by studying records, form, recent results, etc., through the information provided by websites like SkySports. Having up-to-date news and stats from sports and leagues around the world means that no matter where you are, you can keep in the loop about what’s happening with your favorite teams and stars.

The range of bets on offer on all types of sporting events is also one of the great appeals of online sports betting. Single-event betting and parlay (or multi) bets are generally the most popular markets, but there are always plenty of prop and exotic bets on offer at the best sports books, like this site – so you can wager on whole season events, like who will be the champion, right down to in-game events such as who will be the first scorer or who will be ahead at half time.

However, you don’t have to follow a sport intimately to be able to enjoy betting on it. When the big international events roll around, like the Super Bowl, the FIFA World Cup, US Open Tennis or the World Series, even the casual fan can find enough background data and stats online, on ESPN for example, to be able to place a bet without feeling as though they’re completely in the dark. The abundance of advice and guidance on these major events means you don’t have to be an expert to enjoy getting involved.

People who are new to online betting might naturally feel a little apprehensive about signing up for a sports book, but if you choose wisely, you should have no issues with security, privacy and fairness. However, if you’re not certain about how to find the best sports book, there are a number of good review sites that give you background on how online sports betting agencies are operated and what you can expect from them (follow the link to find out more). Using a review portal before you commit will give you some peace of mind that you’re betting with a well-regulated, reputable brand, as well as information on how to go about setting up an account and the sorts of special offers that are available to new players. These Welcome Bonuses provide great value and the chance to make free bets or receive a cash bonus when you set up an account, so do your research to find out which sites will give you the best value.

For the enthusiastic punter, another advantage to online sports betting is that the biggest operators will often also run online casinos or poker rooms as well, and with these it is always easy to sync your accounts, so you can play poker, slots or bet on NFL, NBA or MLB matches all from the one playing account.

Whatever your interests, whether it’s racing, sports, poker or casino games, the online betting world is growing all the time, and is full of great opportunities if you know where to look.

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History of Lotteries in the United States

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Gambling in the USA and other English colonies dates back to the 1600s. Initially, lotteries were created to build revenue in English colonies. Funds were used to build roads, churches, colleges, libraries and other public works.

Interestingly enough, the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University and Princeton were financed by lotteries. Not a lot has changed throughout history, as American lottery games today still contribute to public works as well.

Alexander Hamilton once said, “Everybody will be willing to hazard a trifling sum for the chance of considerable gain.” It still rings true today, as lotteries are now more popular than ever with the American population.

Playing PowerballLotteries weren’t always popular in the USA, though. There were a lot of lottery scandals in the 1800s and it wasn’t long before states started banning lotteries. By 1890, only two states offered legal lotteries (Louisiana and Delaware).

Just like when anything is banned in the country, the underground market thrived. Black market lotteries were common when lotteries were banned throughout most of the country and that held true until the 1900s.

The first American lottery that was government-run was in Puerto Rico (1934). The next government-run lottery wasn’t created until 1964 in New Hampshire. Today, 44 states offer state and national lotteries.

States that don’t offer lotteries are Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada and Utah. Despite not offering lotteries, it’s still possible to play in other American lotteries. You have several options available to you.

If you live near a state border you can travel to a state with lotteries and purchase tickets at a licensed retailer. You can also use a lottery ticket messenger service online. These services are great if you want to play other state lotteries too.

Today, lotteries raise billions annually to help support state budgets across the United States. Jackpots are bigger than ever and revenues will likely continue to grow, as more people start to play the big lotteries.

Popular Lotteries in the USA

Want a chance to win a billion dollars? The US Powerball had a $1,586,600,000 jackpot in 2016. That has been the only billion dollar jackpot in lottery history, but with popularity gaining, you expect even bigger jackpots in the future.

The next biggest jackpot won in US history was worth $656,000,000 (Mega Millions). These are the two largest American lotteries, but there are many other lotteries that turn Americans into millionaires every week.

The Cash4Life lottery in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Tennessee is another popular US lottery. You can even purchase tickets to the Cash4Life lottery using one of the online messenger services.

Other joint-state lotteries in the United States include 2by2, All or Nothing, Hot Lotto, Lucky for Life, Mega Hits and Tri-State lottery. These lotteries are available in multiple states throughout the country.

Instant Lottery Tickets

Some state lotteries in the USA even offer the ability to play instant win lottery tickets online. Have you ever played “Blazing Red 7s” or “Triple 777s”? You can play these online in some states in the USA.

You’re not going to win millions or billions of dollars playing instant win games, but there are still some big prizes to be won. Online lottery tickets are available on popular sites like PlayUSALotteries.com that offer the option to play for various stakes as well, offering the ability to win bigger payouts.

Keno is another game that’s available online in some states. Instant keno is quick to play and you can win some massive prizes if you hit a lot of numbers. Check your state’s lottery website to find out if you can play these games online.