Wednesday 5 May 2021 at 2:52 pm |
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Update: May 5, 2021 at 2:53 p.m.
Jackpocket, the only licensed third-party lottery app in the US, will become the official mobile lottery partner of the New York Racing Association and become the title sponsor of the $ 400,000 GI Jackpocket Jaipur S. event that serves as a ‘Win and You’re Registered’ qualifier for the GI Breeders’ Cup Grass Sprint. The announcement of the partnership follows the company’s launch in New York last January and more recently on the Google Play Store.
Jackpocket allows New York residents to order official state lottery tickets (Mega Millions, Powerball, Win 4) from their smartphones in an easy and secure way. In 2019, the New York Gaming Commission approved new regulations allowing digital lottery messaging services to operate in New York City. Jackpocket is New York’s first and only courier service officially licensed under the new regulatory framework.
“We are proud to partner with the New York Racing Association in what we believe is the start of a long and successful relationship,” said Peter Sullivan, CEO of Jackpocket. “NYRA is a true New York institution, in part thanks to historic tracks like Belmont Park, Saratoga Race Course and Aqueduct Racetrack, where the best in the sport have competed for decades.”
Jackpocket becomes a privileged partner of the Belmont S. and of the races at Belmont and Saratoga as part of the agreement.
The company will also sponsor the Jackpocket Handicapping Challenges, a series of one-day NYRA track handicap competitions with a buy-in of $ 3,000 for the following programs:
- The Stars & Stripes Challenge, presented by Jackpocket at Belmont on July 3;
- The Whitney Challenge, presented by Jackpocket in Saratoga on August 7th;
- The Jockey Club Gold Cup Challenge, presented by Jackpocket in Saratoga on September 4th; and
- The Cigar Mile Challenge, presented by Jackpocket at Aqueduct on December 4th.
“The NYRA is happy to partner with Jackpocket and we thank them for their support of thoroughbred racing at Belmont Park and Saratoga Racecourse,” said Tony Allevato, NYRA Revenue Director and NYRA President Bets. “Riders should expect an exciting roster of one-day handicap competitions this spring and summer made possible by Jackpocket.”
Fans who download the Jackpocket app can use the code “PONIES” at checkout to receive a free lottery ticket.
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