|Online horse betting site YouBet.com has announced that its United Tote subsidiary has signed a multi-year agreement with Phantom Fiber Corporation to deliver a mobile phone wagering solution.|
The solution is fully integrated with the totalizator systems currently used by United Tote customers and was demonstrated for the first time at last week’s Symposium On Racing And Gaming in Tucson, Arizona, under the auspices of the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry program.
United Tote stated that the mobile service, which can be delivered on a wide variety of cellular phones, will let players view race programs, place wagers, manage their accounts and view historical transactions.
The new mobile service will be available early next year and work alongside United Tote’s current suite of pari-mutuel wagering products including its EnterBet wagering software. Wagers through the new mobile platform will be merged with host tote systems and subject to jurisdictional oversight.
'The alliance with Phantom Fiber furthers YouBet.com’s strategic effort to deliver on-demand pari-mutuel wagering services that rely on modern technology to connect with a whole new generation of customers,” said Jeff True, President of United Tote.
“This step makes the wagering interface completely portable. So, it’s a logical extension given the evolution and growing popularity of mobile applications.
“We’re happy to be teamed with Phantom Fiber because they offer superior solutions across the broadest array of mobile devices.”
“This alliance will help to validate the mobile framework,” said Jeff Halloran, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Phantom Fiber.
“By taking advantage of Phantom Fiber’s technical edge, including rich, multimedia delivery and end-to-end secure data transactions, we expect to set new standards for mobile delivery in horse racing.”