Ohio Adds Horse Racing Betting App With BetMGM

  • BetMGM has launched BetMGM Horse Racing in Ohio.
  • MGM operates MGM Northfield Park in the state, but believes the two will work in concert.
  • The app is the fruit of a partnership with NYRA Bets that was announced in May 2021.

NORTHFIELD PARK, Ohio - BetMGM has announced the launch of their horse racing app in Ohio.

BetMGM Horse Racing, as the app is known, is a partnership with NYRA Bets that allows bettors in Ohio to bet on horse races easily, and even offers streaming options to watch races.

BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt praised the concept of the app, calling it an “innovative digital experience” and looking forward to launching it in more states across the US.

"We're proud to introduce BetMGM Horse Racing, our new mobile offering to the state of Ohio," Greenblatt said. "In partnership with NYRA Bets, we've created an innovative digital experience for horse racing fans and anticipate the platform's future launch in additional states."

MGM operates MGM Northfield Park, one of the top racetracks in Ohio, and seems to believe that this app will work in concert with their physical offerings rather than cannibalize them.

"The Northfield Park harness racing grounds have been home to some of the nation's premier races since the 1950s,” said Matt Buckley, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Operations at MGM Northfield Park. “Working with BetMGM to elevate harness racing throughout Ohio is a sign of our continued commitment and investment in the sport."

BetMGM And NYRA Bets: A Fruitful Partnership

The app is a partnership with NYRA Bets, one of the major horse race betting companies in America.

BetMGM and NYRA’s partnership was announced in May, and this is an early bud on the growing tree of that partnership.

At the time, Greenblatt praised NYRA as an excellent online gambling partner.

"We've found a great partner in NYRA Bets and look forward to working with them to create a thrilling, interactive experience for horse racing fans on BetMGM," Greenblatt said.

NYRA Bets president Tony Allevato was similarly full of praise, but also noted that he believed the partnership reflected on the importance of horse racing.

"This is the type of partnership that reflects the importance of horse racing within the rapidly evolving sports betting marketplace” Allevato said. “BetMGM has consistently led the charge to expand wagering opportunities for their customers, and we are thrilled that our horse racing content will soon be available on their platform."