New Gaming Category for U.S. Tribal Land Casinos

August 2nd, 2011  |  Published in Inrodution

The Tribal Gaming Network is a private gambling system that connects Indian land-based casino across the United States while providing Class III, Class II, progressive and online games. Operated by the Atlantis Internet Group Corporation (ATIG), the network recently expanded its game offerings by entering into an agreement with Tabcorp, an Australian betting organization, to supply the simulated racing game Racetrax.

The Contract

The agreement is for a multiple year license at multi-millions of dollars. This is the first time Racetrax has been available in any state with the exception of Maryland. Racetrax was develop internally by the Australian company and has slowly gained popularity across the globe. The game has already been successful in Croatia, Denmark and Sri Lanka in addition to the Australian states of New South Wales and Victoria.

Combination of Racing Types

The primary reason for its popularity is the game combines thoroughbred and greyhound racing with car racing and a simple payout structure. Racetrax offers fixed returns on typical racing wagers such as Win, Place, Quinella and Trifecta while providing customers with an opportunity to win money on virtual races.

Statement from the Tribal Gaming Network

A representative of the Tribal Gaming Network released a statement confirming that Racetrax will go online during the fall of 2011. Once live, players will be able to wager on the game at various terminals located at tribal casinos. The terminals across 28 states will be linked and also available at truck stops, smoke shops and cyber cafes on reservations. The game will be available via casino Intranet and satellite television.

Statement from ATIG

The CEO of ATIG stated that since there is no federal or state legislation to provide nationwide game through the Intranet medium, the Tribal Gaming Network is in a class alone by featuring innovative games like Racetrax. As a result, Indian casinos across the United States will be able to offer some of the largest jackpots since Powerball.

Statement from Tabcorp

The CEO of Tabcorp further added that he was excited about the expansion of Racetrax throughout the Native American gaming market because of its innovation and technology. Additionally, he looks forward to providing high-end virtual racing games to Indian land casinos in the future.

This is an excellent opportunity for Tribal casinos to be more competitive in the gambling industry. By offering an innovative and exciting product through a technological channel, this is sure to increase the number of players at the casinos across the United States.

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