Kentucky’s Keeneland is set to host an extraordinary 2024 Spring Meet, offering a season-record total of $8.1 million for 19 stakes races. This prestigious event, running from April 5 to 26, will be a momentous occasion, celebrating the 100th running of the illustrious $1 million Blue Grass Stakes (G1).
Historic Moment in Horse Racing!
Keeneland’s Spring Meet to offer a record-breaking $8.1M in stakes and commemorate the centennial of the Blue Grass Stakes.
This season’s Spring Meet at Keeneland is not just about the races; it’s a celebration of a century of the Blue Grass Stakes, a cornerstone event in the world of horse racing. The total prize money, augmented by $1.5 million from the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund (pending approval from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission), underscores the significance and the grandeur of this annual event.
Alongside the Blue Grass Stakes, other Grade 1 races such as the Ashland, Madison, Maker’s Mark Mile, and Jenny Wiley, each worth $600,000, will add to the meet’s allure. These high-stakes races promise thrilling competition and showcase the best of thoroughbred racing.
Mark your calendars for an unmissable event at Keeneland! Experience the pinnacle of horse racing and be part of a historic celebration.
Gatewood Bell, Keeneland’s Vice President of Racing, expressed his excitement: “With lucrative purses and elite competition, Keeneland’s Spring Meet is a marquee event for horsemen, horseplayers, and fans. We eagerly anticipate welcoming the nation’s finest horses and their connections this April.”
In related news, Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) in Kentucky has inaugurated the Derby City Gaming Downtown (DCG Downtown), representing a significant $90 million investment. As CDI’s sixth historical racing machine (HRM) venue in Kentucky, the grand opening was marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a generous $40,000 donation to the Norton Healthcare Foundation and The Hope Buss.
Keeneland’s 2024 Spring Meet and the opening of DCG Downtown highlight Kentucky’s prominent status in the horse racing world. These events not only celebrate the sport’s rich heritage but also contribute to the community, blending thrilling sports action with social responsibility. As we approach these exciting events, the anticipation builds for what promises to be a landmark season in horse racing history.
SOFTSWISS Jackpot Aggregator Sees 2.6x Surge in Bets: 2023 Report
In a dynamic year for the iGaming industry, the SOFTSWISS Jackpot Aggregator has released its 2023 report, offering insights into significant trends and achievements.
Notably, the report reveals a staggering 2.6 times increase in bets participating in jackpots, shedding light on the growing appeal of these mechanics among operators and players alike.
A Year of Remarkable Growth
Throughout 2023, bets participating in jackpots experienced consistent quarterly growth, witnessing a remarkable 165% increase from January to December. By the end of the year, the total value of these bets had surged to an impressive 6.396 billion euros. Moreover, the number of jackpot campaigns witnessed a substantial growth of 3.8 times compared to the previous year, totaling 230 campaigns.
Expanding Reach and Impact
One of the standout achievements of 2023 was the expansion of the Jackpot Aggregator’s footprint. The number of brands utilizing its jackpot solution tripled within the year, culminating in over 70 active brands by year-end. This surge in adoption reflects a heightened level of market trust and interest in the product.
Introducing the Prime Jackpot Campaign
A significant milestone of 2023 was the introduction of the Prime Jackpot campaign, which debuted in Q4. This innovative feature garnered considerable attention and interest from players across various casinos. The Prime Jackpot campaign allows operators to participate in shared prize pools, ensuring that rewards are drawn from the collective pool rather than from a specific brand operator. This approach not only offers larger rewards to attract more players but also enhances player engagement and loyalty while optimizing operational costs for operators.
Insights from SOFTSWISS
Aliaksei Douhin, Head of SOFTSWISS Jackpot Aggregator, shared his insights into the year’s achievements. He emphasized the noticeable increase in clients and connected casino brands, as well as the growing volume and value of bets in jackpots. He expressed satisfaction in witnessing clients actively embracing the Jackpot Aggregator and recognizing the added value it brings to their brand operations. The solution empowers operators to provide players with enhanced gaming experiences and more enticing winnings. Client feedback is actively collected and analyzed to ensure clients have access to the most sought-after tools and mechanics.
Looking Ahead to 2024
In 2024, the SOFTSWISS Jackpot Aggregator is set to extend its reach to a wider spectrum of clients. This expansion will be guided by a customized approach, ensuring that each client can tailor the product’s capabilities to meet their specific requirements.
Meet SOFTSWISS at ICE London
The SOFTSWISS Jackpot Aggregator team will be present at ICE London from February 6th to 8th, 2024. They are ready to showcase their latest advancements and engage in discussions with existing and potential clients.
SOFTSWISS is a renowned international iGaming company that offers certified software solutions for managing gambling operations. With a dedicated team of over 2000 employees spread across Malta, Poland, and Georgia, SOFTSWISS holds multiple gaming licenses and provides comprehensive iGaming software solutions. Their diverse product portfolio includes the Online Casino Platform, the Game Aggregator featuring thousands of casino games, the Affilka affiliate platform, the Sportsbook software, and the Jackpot Aggregator. In 2013, SOFTSWISS made history by introducing the world’s first Bitcoin-optimized online casino solution.
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