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French giant supplements its U.S. horse racing data package in new agreement with leading Stateside supplier

XB Net, the leading provider of premium content for North American horse racing, has signed a new distribution deal with powerhouse French operator, ZEturf.

The agreement comprises XB Net’s delivery of live pictures, data and multifaceted betting services from an unrivalled network of over 60 North American tracks, equipping ZEturf with an agile programming timetable, which delivers a steady stream of rapid-cycling content that is proven to increase digital dwell-time for new and existing customers.

XB Net’s acclaimed end-to-end solution, encompassing extensive content that covers approximately 75% of all U.S. racing, accordingly opens the door to many of the planet’s most prestigious horse races. Highlights include the Pegasus World Cup, two legs of this summer’s compelling Triple Crown (featuring the Preakness and Belmont Stakes) and the season’s flagship finale at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar (5-6 November).

This daily schedule of engaging content, which neatly complements France’s domestic racing action, provides ZEturf with a reliable source of fast-settling betting opportunities between 18:00 and 02:00 CET. This immersive action captures and retains the attention of audiences during competitive digital-entertainment cycles, driving new revenue streams for ongoing partnerships and new clients.

XB Net stands alone as the proven pacesetter for live North American racing content, managing international rights, data, odds and live broadcast and video streaming on behalf of its growing global portfolio of partners. Harnessing low-latency feeds from more than 2,500 meetings, showcasing over 25,000 races per year, North American racing is engaging more and more bettors as worldwide operators plug the gaps on an uncertain sporting calendar.

Now working with many of the world’s leading fixed-odds, spread-betting and commingled wagering companies (such as Flutter Entertainment, bet365, William Hill, Playtech and Entain) XB Net enjoys a growing geographic footprint in mature and emerging markets across Europe, the UK & Ireland, Asia, North and Central America, and Australia.

Emmanuel De Rohan Chabot at ZEturf, said: “During the first lock down in 2020 we were looking for new and appealing betting opportunities for our customers. Adding the XB Net North American races was a logical move. Our customers soon came to appreciate the new excitement and value that US racing brings to their betting experience, offering a top-quality regular flow of quick-fire betting opportunities including the supporting information appealing to bettors whether they’re dropping in for one race, or watching the entire card.

“As France’s daily domestic racing is primed to transition neatly into high-class evening meetings stateside, thanks to this burgeoning strategic partnership with XB Net and their expertise in wagering solutions. We can’t wait to see how these progressive products continue to perform across more forthcoming highlights, including the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.”

Simon Fraser, Senior Vice President of International at XB Net, added: “ZEturf is a huge brand whose expertise and customer care is best-in-breed. Consequently, it’s fantastic to team up with their improved betting portfolio, which has quickly embraced the merits of North American racing, seamlessly integrating its key interface streams. Although domestic racing is back in full swing in France, those players who were drawn to North American racing during the lockdowns have largely been retained which represents another key validation of our product.

“After all, wherever you set your scene in the world, delivering the right content at peak leisure-times remains paramount during a period of continued uncertainty for any sportsbook tab. XB Net’s wide range of low-latency racing solutions and racetracks are now ensuring that requisite flexibility for ZEturf. In short, if a sport’s betting markets are consistent and the framework familiar to customers, and the timing matches up well with local leisure periods, then traction will take hold more quickly and prove long-lasting.”

 

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