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Newgioco Group operates first commercial betting on Indian Horse Relay event

Attendees used the company's wagering platform to gamble on raking heats at Northern Winz Casino

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Newgioco's ELYS betting platform will be in action throughout the 2020 Indian Horse Relay Racing Schedule

Newgioco Group Inc (OTCMKTS:NWGI) made tribal sports wagering history over the weekend, conducting the first-ever commercial betting made on an Indian Horse Relay Class I event.

At the Northern Winz Casino on the Rocky Boy reservation in northern Montana, attendees used Newgico’s ELYS betting platform to place bets on a pair of racing heats, a consolation and a championship round. Going forward, the platform will be in action throughout the 2020 Indian Horse Relay Racing Schedule. 

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Several prominent members of the tribal gaming community were in attendance, including Ernie Stevens Jr, chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association and Jon Dehler of Fleetwood Gaming. 

Making the first bets were Jay Dustybull of the BlackFeet Tribe of Montana and Lynn Roanhorse of the Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico. 

“We are extremely honored to have played such a significant role in this special day for Northern Winz Casino and tribal gaming throughout the US,” Newgioco CEO Mike Ciavarella said in a statement. 

“Our technology and risk management teams at Odissea worked tirelessly to customize our platform for the Class 1 Indian Horse Relay race and to ensure that the day was a huge success for Northern Winz and the Rocky Boy community. We look forward to working with the many tribal gaming commissions throughout the US to bring wagering on traditional games to a safe and entertaining environment.”

Contact Andrew Kessel at [email protected] 

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