|The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has announced that a new coalition they’ve organized, the Wagering Integrity Alliance, have retained Giuliani Partners, LLC, to “manage and oversee the horseracing industry's review of its electronic wagering systems.” The NTRA will conduct a “systematic examination” of certain wagers made over the past year to identify any gaps in security. |
Former New York Mayor Rudolph Guiliani and his partners will review the security aspects of computer wagering in the horse racing business along with the Technology and Security Risk Services unit of Ernst & Young.
“Clearly, Rudolph Giuliani brings independence and credibility both to our review of past wagers and our commitment to future improvements,” said NTRA Commissioner Tim Smith. Giuliani said, “Thousands of fans wager everyday on horseracing across the country and should be confident with the knowledge that their wagers are being handled in a secure fashion in an honest system. The NTRA should be applauded for its immediate response in rallying racing leaders to review the security of electronic wagering systems and to maintain the confidence of its consumers. I look forward to working with the leaders of the racing industry to develop new safeguards for one of America's most popular sports.”