An Australasian horse racing content provider to licensed wagering operators throughout the Americas and Europe; Sky Racing World, has today announced that it is launching a new simulcasting product to US residents, which will see horse racing events from the Japan National Association of Racing available to North American audiences.
In horse racing, a simulcast is a broadcast of a horse race which allows wagering at two or more sites; the simulcast often involves the transmission of wagering information to a central site, so that all bettors may bet in the same betting pool, as well as the broadcast of the race.
Sky Racing World, a subsidiary of Tabcorp; Australia’s leading diversified gambling entertainment group, will make use of the weekly simulcasts every Sunday to Thursday from three tracks; Tokyo City Keiba, Funabashi and Kawasaki.
Chief executive officer at Sky Racing World David Haslett commented on the announcement:
“We have been working together with Japan NAR to launch the simulcast of their Japanese racing product into North America for some time. It is pleasing to be able to introduce this quality entertainment offering, especially in these times when audiences have seen their usual sports entertainment offerings reduced. We have recently experienced the temporary cancellations of our racing simulcasts from New Zealand, South Africa and Korea due to coronavirus.”
The National Association of Racing is the authority for horse races operated by local governments in Japan known as chiho keiba.
“The launch of Japanese simulcasting is another important step in our growth as a leading provider of international horse-racing competition and we’re very proud to distribute this high-quality product on their behalf.”
Sky Racing World will allow streaming and wagering at all platforms with an archive of past streams available to view immediately.