Michigan horse racing bettors now have a fourth option to wager with online, as NYRA Bets was given the go-ahead to join TVG Network, Churchill Downs Technology Initiatives Co., and Xpress Bet in the state.
A subsidiary of the New York Racing Association — which operates Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course in New York — NYRA Bets is now available in 31 states.
“Michigan horse racing fans now have another option for using mobile wagering to place bets from anywhere in the state on horse races,” Michigan Gaming Control Board Executive Director Henry Williams said in a press release.
In December 2019, Michigan’s Horse Racing Law of 1995 was changed to allow a race meeting licensee to use contracted third-party firms for wagering on live and simulcast races. A bettor creates an account with the third-party facilitator and then can place wagers on parimutuel races online using money on deposit.
The license is valid until Dec. 31, 2022.