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CORPORATE bookmaker CrownBet is the latest to grab a ride on the live-streaming carousel of Victorian thoroughbred racing.
The new initiative comes into play immediately with CrownBet account holders able to view live the broadcast of today’s 10-race Echuca meeting.
CrownBet joins Sportsbet, which began live streaming of Victorian races in late March, as the second wagering service provider to have entered into non-exclusive digital rights agreement with Racing Victoria.
RVL chief executive Bernard Saundry has welcomed the news.
“We are pleased to partner with CrownBet in an agreement which supports our objective of achieving a broader distribution of Victorian thoroughbred racing to support growth and engagement,” Saundry said.
The announcement comes as Racing Victoria says it is confident the Seven Network can fill the breach for punters from Tuesday if Tacbcorp goes ahead with its planned blackout of Victorian racing.
Tabcorp has threatened the action if the three Melbourne racing clubs and Country Racing Victoria decide to sign off on Seven’s offer to show the state’s races on a dedicated free-to-air channel.
RV has been working closely with the three metropolitan clubs — the VRC, MRC and MVRC — along with CRV since making its announcement on June 7 as to who should have the media rights.