An announcement came this week from New York-based social gaming firm DerbyJackpot that it has entered into a deal with Xpressbet LLC, an American Advance Deposit Wagering provider, which will expand the presence of its product across another eleven States.
The DerbyJackpot game, whose beta testing was launched in September 2012, is already available in twenty-five U.S. States. The game available to eligible adults residing in California, Idaho, Kansas, Maryland, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin, enables players to bet real money on live horse races via electronic devices in an online and social environment.
"DerbyJackpot shares our passion for bringing horse racing online and enabling millions of people to bet on, watch and enjoy the sport from wherever they are. We're thrilled to join with a company that is introducing horse racing to an entirely new demographic of fans through its fun, social game," said Xpressbet President, Ron Luniewski.
In addition, DerbyJackpot chief executive officer and co-founder Tom Hessert noted that "Since horse racing is the only legal way to gamble online in the United States, DerbyJackpot is virtually the only online outlet for people who enjoy real world casual gambling, such as sports betting or the lottery. We're thrilled that our relationship with Xpressbet and The Stronach Group allows us to reach even more people who have been waiting for DerbyJackpot to come to their States."