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Monmouth Inaugurates Mobile Wagering On Opening Day

Posted Tuesday, May 7, 2013

 

 

Monmouth Park will move into the “app age” in on-track betting on opening day, May 11, with the inauguration of a mobile wagering platform. 

The track has installed a facility-wide wi-fi system that will allow patrons to wager all day on their smart phone or tablet computer. 

“This is really a convenient way to bet for our on-site customers,” said Bill Knauf, vice president business operations for Monmouth Park. “They can play any of the races offered here – live or simulcast – and never leave their seat.” 

The mechanics of mobile wagering are simple. At the start of the day, the patron fills out a slip to choose a pin number for the day. That slip, and whatever deposit the patron chooses, is given to a mutuel clerk. The clerk will give the patron a ticket with that day’s account number and the balance deposited.  

Patrons then log on to the wi-fi network (MP_Wifi) on their mobile device. Once online, they log onto the wagering site (mp-bets.com). At the prompts, they key in their account number and pin number. After they have accessed the site, they can continue to wager with any funds on deposit for that day only. 

At the end of the wagering day, the patron can take the original ticket with the one-day account number to a mutuel clerk and cash in. 

“This just gives our fans another way to wager on-track,” Knauf said. “So many people have become accustomed to using their mobile devices for myriad tasks, that this can become just another part of their usual day.” 

 


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