Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation, owner of Batavia Downs Casino, announced today a strategic partnership of services with Saratoga Casino and Raceway and eBet Technologies, LLC.Subject to approval of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board. These two prominent New York State racing entities will be partnering in the launch of the new advanc e deposit internet wagering platform, www.BataviaBets.com.

“We felt very strongly that we should partner with a proven organization within New York State such as Saratoga,” said Michael Kane, CEO of Western OTB/ Batavia Downs. “This will work towards the betterment of wagering for our customers and be a great example on how we can work together within New York State to strengthen the horse racing industry.”

Kane also added that support was acquired for SaratogaBets because of the platform’s proven success.

Western OTB’s unprecedented alliance with Saratoga Casino and Raceway is part of an effort amongst New York State racing entities to work together to create cost effective revenue opportunities in today’s highly competitive pari-mutuel environment.

“We have experienced great success with www.SaratogaBets.com, our advance dep osit wagering platform,” said Jamie Hartman, Executive Vice President of Saratoga Casino and Raceway. “We’re thrilled to collaborate with eBet and Batavia Downs to institute this exciting wagering option in western New York and to further promote increased support and interest in New York racing.”

BataviaBets is a free service allowing customers who sign-up for an account to wager on pari-mutuel events via the internet in addition to wagering via the telephone. Focused on servicing local residents and guests who support Batavia Downs and the Western Regional OTB network, this convenient option gives access to customers who would like to place a wager, watch the races, or check results.

BataviaBets internet wagering platform will be powered by eBet Technologies Inc. The official lau nch of www.BataviaBets.com is pending approval of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.

“We are excited to work with an organization like Batavia Downs to extend their brand while maintaining access and control of their customer base,” said Mark Gregory, Chairman of eBet.We’re focused on delivering new channels and incremental revenues for regional racetracks like Batavia.”

Batavia Downs is owned and operated by Western Regional Off Track Betting Corporation, a public benefit corporation. Municipalities that own Batavia Downs Casino include 15 counties of Western New York and the cities of Buffalo and Rochester. The track is also the home of Batavia Downs Casino, featuring 640 video slot machines. Batavia Downs Casino is located less than one mile from the Thruway Exit 48 and is open daily from 8am –4pm.

Saratoga Casino and Raceway, located on Crescent Avenue in Saratoga Springs, NY, features over 1,700 slots, electronic table games, Vapor Night Club, two full-service restaurants with buffets, a casual dining restaurant, three full-service bars, deli and a variety of guest services including valet parking and coat check. Operating hours for the gaming facility are 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. every day. Simulcast races can be viewed seven days a week and live harness racing runs March through mid-December. For a full racing schedule and additional information, please visit www.saratogacasino.com or call 800-727-2990. Must be 18 years of age or older to play video gaming machines or wager on horses and at least 21 to enter Vapor.Please play responsibly.

Watch and wager online, or over the phone on all of America’s top thoroughbred and harness racing action at SaratogaBets.com! The Capital Region’s home of up to 5% cash back through “Daily” player rewards payouts – SaratogaBets also offers free past-performances, free deposit options, and free handicapper selections! Players can also compete online for lucrative prize purses in SaratogaBets’ SHOWtime online handicapping showdowns! SaratogaBets.com remains the Smarter, Faster, Richer way to bet in the Capital Region!

eBet is a leading business-to-business account wagering solutions provider, developing and managing turnkey interactive pari-mutuel gaming platforms.eBet has been handling wagers in North America for over 12 years and has processed more than $2 Billion in wagers.eBet’s current customers include some of the largest and most respected gaming organizations in the world including Penn National Gaming, Mohegan Sun, Colonial Downs, Harrington Raceway, Red Mile, and New Zealand TAB.