Kentucky Derby Proves a Hit for Online Casino

Oasis Online Casino, Sportsbook & Racebook announced that the 131st running of the Kentucky Derby yielded a record setting day for its online racebook. With the second-largest Churchill Downs crowd witnessing the second-highest win payoff in Derby history, Oasis Casino posted win and handle totals that dwarfed previous marks.
“While top finishes by long shots certainly helped account for our record setting win total, the sheer volume of Kentucky Derby wagers posted by our customer base was the significant figure on the day,” said Randolph Shea, Oasis Casino’s Director of Corporate Communication. “The amount of handle that was posted on Saturday is a clear sign that horse racing is poised to become the American public’s next big fascination.”

Also according to Gregory Carney, Editor-in-Chief of Thoroughbred Quarterly, American Horse Racing is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing sports & entertainment products in the country. “This year’s near-record attendance numbers, wagering figures and payouts at the Kentucky Derby are only a small taste of the influx that this market is going to see in years to come.” - 2005-05-11 12:07:11

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