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Betfair New Jersey Now Operational

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Betfair has announced it is now operational in New Jersey and intends to broadcast horse and harness racing from the Woodbine Race Track and Casino in Canada. Woodbine Racetrack is the flagship track the Ontario Lottery Corporation. It includes harness racing, a slots casino and is located within the GTA area close to Airports and the City of Toronto.

The past week has the company’s U.S operations move into full swing in New Jersey. Beta Testing began on Tuesday at the Monmouth Park Racecourse. The first betting took place however, this will be limited during the initial beginning of operations. As live racing signals are increased. While that is a setback, the results to date look positive as those in the state now have a live online casino they can access.

At this stage, twenty plus players have been scheduled to take part in the beta testing prior to commencing operations. The results led to a number of improvements with Betfair’s exchange and it is expected that the operation will be in full operation by the end of the week.

There are reports that additional tracks will be included several weeks after opening. The report states that those to be added are Charles Town Racetracks in West Virginia, Louisiana Downs, Mountaineer Race Track and Emerald Downs. For those in Canada, this is great news as residence in New Jersey who are permanent residence will be able to register and place wagers via the betting exchange.

The times ahead for gambling in the U.S are exciting and a high level of interest is evident as people will be watching how things transpire in New Jersey and how it overall will affect things in the U.S in relation to gambling online. The hope is it will see further changes made to the law to make it friendlier for operators to once again enter this lucrative market.

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