Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Dueling Doubles Debuts on August 14

On Back to The Track Night, Saturday, August 14, Monticello Raceway and Tioga Downs have joined forces to offer the betting public a series of wagers which is being dubbed “Dueling Doubles.”

“The bet will be a daily double with the only difference being one of the races will be from Monticello Raceway and the other from Tioga Downs,” noted Monticello assistant general manager, Shawn Wiles. “We thank the New York State Racing and Wagering Board for giving us a chance to institute this unique wager.”

In an effort to create extra excitement on Back to the Track night, four dueling doubles are being offered. They will encompass the first, third, fifth and seventh races from both racetracks.

According to Monticello's Director of Mutuels and Simulcasting, Maureen Flynn, Scientific Games, as tote vendor for Monticello Raceway, will handle the wagers which will be designated as a separate event code.

“Besides being offered at each of the participating tracks the dueling doubles will be also be available at all off-track wagering sites,” Flynn added.