FRANKLIN, Ky. (Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021) — Who better to make a morning line than the company that processes the bets?
The program odds at Kentucky Downs’ elite meet in early September will be the Global Tote Morning Line, produced by BetMakers Technology Group (“BetMakers”). Global Tote, a BetMakers Company, also serves as Kentucky Downs’ tote services provider, supplying the terminals, systems and services that allow patrons to wager while visiting Kentucky Downs.
The morning line provides early odds as a reference point for horseplayers. While they don’t impact wagering, they reflect the line-maker’s opinion of the odds that each horse will go off in actual betting. Horseplayers and casual fans alike use the morning line for insights that include if a horse provides value by being well above the program odds, if a horse who figures among the favorites is not being bet in live action or if a horse that hasn’t shown much is getting pounded in wagering.
“Betting odds are Global Tote’s and BetMakers’ business,” said Ted Nicholson, Kentucky Downs’ Vice President for Racing. “I can’t think of a better entity to be making our morning line, which is such a fundamental part of handicapping horses.”
Australia-based BetMakers Technology Group provides critical solutions in technology, data and development to the global racing and wagering industry, spanning both fixed odds and pari-mutuel markets with a presence in more than 40 countries and 35 U.S. states.
BetMakers’ Global Tote, founded with the June 2021 acquisition of Sportech Racing, is the global leader in tote, creating solutions that propel the racing industry forward.
“We at BetMakers and Global Tote are very excited to support our partner, Kentucky Downs,” said Dallas Baker, Head of International Operations for BetMakers. “Bettors rely on Global Tote technologies to deliver an engaging betting experience whether visiting Kentucky Downs’ beautiful September meet or betting off-track on what has been one of the most phenomenal successes in racing anywhere in the last decade. We wish everyone betting on Kentucky Downs an entertaining and winning time and hopefully we can provide some helpful insight for handicapping strategies with the Global Tote morning line from BetMakers.”
Kentucky Downs’ 6 1/2-furlong stakes for 2-year-olds on Sept. 9 has been renamed the $500,000 Global Tote Juvenile Sprint.
Kentucky Downs Press Release