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Idabet Offers Les Bois Viewing, Wagering

Idabet featuring Les Bois and other tracks through its wagering program.

May 15, 2012

Les Bois Park

The future of live horse racing in Idaho took a giant step forward Saturday as Les Bois Park and the Idaho-based online betting service Idabet.com forged a new agreement to showcase the Boise race track to fans all across America. Idabet.com will feature the Les Bois races on its multi-platform website with wagering and live video through the end of the meet on August 11.

Melissa Bernard, CEO of Intermountain Racing and Entertainment, the parent of Idabet.com said, "This partnership is just another positive step in the resurgence of Idaho racing and demonstrates that we have a commitment to the expansion of live racing in the state." Bernard also heads up Sandy Downs, a mixed thoroughbred and quarterhorse track with a 7-week meet that starts following the end of the Les Bois Park season.

Idabet.com offers fans more than 250 Thoroughbred, harness and Quarter Horse tracks from across the world with live video and wagering. Its state of the art platform allows bettors to watch the action live at four tracks on one screen and easy controls to switch to more than 20 at one time. Idabet.com is USA based legal, safe and secure with all wagers made directly into the host track’s betting pool with the same odds and payoffs as at the track.

Jim Grigsby, president of Treasure Valley Racing, the operator of Les Bois Park which is made up of local Boise horsemen said the agreement with Idabet.com, "…will allow us to give our horsemen and product national exposure and the opportunity for fans across the country to follow a very unique racetrack." Grigsby added, "The people who own and run Les Bois Park are passionate about live racing and growing the sport in Idaho. For racing fans everywhere, this is an opportunity to see the devotion of fans in a small market and how entertaining racing really can be."

To introduce Les Bois Park to a nationwide audience for the first time, Idabet.com is offering players an 8% cash bonus on all bets (except show) throughout May. Players who wager on the track will get 8% returned to them the next day in the hope they will continue to bet the next race day.

Les Bois opened its 2012 race meet last week with crowds of over 7000 on opening night Wednesday and nearly 8000 on Derby Day Saturday. After a three-year-absence, racing returned to Les Bois last summer in an abbreviated meet. The betting on the live races on those days were among the best in the entire country and picked right back up on opening week. "If you want an example where fans still want to go to the races and truly support it, you need only to look at the recent success of Les Bois," said Grigsby.

Idabet.com also offers wagering by phone by calling 877-782-9994. Fans can open an account by logging onto Idabet.com or calling the Phonebet number. The service is available in all states where online betting is permitted. Players earn IdaRewards a daily cash back program for most bets, premium monthly rewards, easy access to extensive information to handicap the races and exceptional personalized service with direct lines to the owners of the company.

Idabet.com is licensed in Idaho and regulated by the Oregon Racing Commission and is a service of eBet Technologies.