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April 17, 2012


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Contact: Trey Thibodeaux
Marketing Director
Evangeline Downs
Tel: 337-594-3138
Trey.Thibodeaux@evangelinedowns.com
 
EVANGELINE DOWNS LAUNCHES NEW ADVANCE DEPOSIT WAGERING SERVICE
BetLouisiana.com Provides Customers with Access to Horseracing at More Than 65 Tracks
 
Early Registration Starts Monday, April 16
 
(Opelousas, La.)April 16, 2012 –Acadiana and Louisiana racing institution Evangeline Downs is excited to announce today that they have partnered with Sportech Racing, LLC to launch a brand new account deposit wagering (ADW) service called BetLouisiana.com. BetLouisiana.com will allow Evangeline Downs’s customers in selected areas across the state of Louisiana to wager on and view horse racing from over 65 tracks nationwide including Evangeline Downs, Louisiana Downs, Fair Grounds Race Course, and Delta Downs from their personal computers and on their mobile devices.
 
As part of their “Play the Louisiana Way” theme, BetLouisiana.com champions horse racing in Louisiana, offering a powerful incentive to wager on racing at these Louisiana racetracks by increasing bettors’ rewards on bets placed at these tracks by up to 50%. Increased wagering on tracks within Louisiana results in an increased committed return to the Louisiana horse racing industry.
 
This newly launched service will also provide customers with a betting tutorial, helpful handicapping tools, including past performance of runners, jockeys, and trainers and video replays of races run up to 12 months prior, and generous loyalty rewards, all at no charge aside from the wager. BetLouisiana.com will accept deposits online via bank transfer or PINpocket, in person at Evangeline Downs and at Races & Aces locations, over the phone, and via wire transfer. BetLouisiana.com does not charge a fee for deposits and withdrawals, regardless of spending levels. 
 
“Partnering with Sportech in the launch of BetLouisiana.com allows us to greatly expand our services and our interactions with our customers. Now, instead of our customers coming to us, we have added the ability to go directly to our customers. The launch of BetLouisiana.com equips our customers with the tools they need to successfully wager using the internet,” said Jonathan Swain, Chief Operating Officer with Peninsula Gaming, Evangeline Downs’s parent company.
 
Of the partnership and launch, Andrew Gaughan, Sportech’s Managing Director of Interactive Products and Services, added, “Our partnership with Evangeline Downs provides a greatly enhanced experience to Louisiana customers they won’t be able to get anywhere else, combining the convenience of wagering online with the tools and services we can provide directly to them. This is truly a win-win for everyone.”
 
About Sportech Racing, LLC
Sportech Racing, LLC is recognized within the industry as a leading global provider of wagering technology solutions to racetracks, off-track betting networks, and Internet wagering operators and casinos. Customers include some of the largest racing organizations in North America, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia.  Sportech's affiliated companies also own and operate direct-to- consumer brands including Winners, a network of off-track betting venues and phone wagering service based in Connecticut, and Runnerz, the exclusive home of pools/tote wagering on horseracing in the Netherlands. Sportech's IP&S group is a provider of customized Internet, phone and mobile technologies and associated services, to licensed gaming operators for over ten years.

About Evangeline Downs
Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino is the first “Racino” built in this country from the ground up. We feature a state-of-the-art facility with a one-mile oval. The entire property consists of nearly ? acres. The track houses nearly 1,000 stalls on the backside. The racing facilities include a 7/8-mile turf track with a 1 1/8-mile chute. Evangeline Downs combines the thrill of casino gaming with the edge-of-your-seat excitement of live horseracing and simulcast off-track betting. With over 1400 slots, the facility also has a Hotel and Event Center as it continues to solidify its position as a major entertainment destination.
 
About Peninsula Gaming
Peninsula Gaming, LLC, based in Dubuque, Iowa, is one of the fastest-growing casino companies in America, with more than 2,000 employees nationwide. Since 1999 the company has built and acquired a group of casino properties, including: Diamond Jo casino in Dubuque, Iowa, the Diamond Jo casino in Worth County, Iowa, the Amelia Belle Casino in Amelia, Louisiana, the Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino in Opelousas, Louisiana, The Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kansas and four off-track betting parlors in Port Allen, Henderson, Eunice and St. Martinville, Louisiana.
 
For more information please visit BetLouisiana.com, EvangelineDowns.com and PeninsulaGaming.com.

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If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Jonathan Swain or Trey Thibodeaux, please call 337-594-3138.

 

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