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PayPal quietly reenters online gambling

In the past few days, a few U.S. online gambling websites have started to accept PayPal—a first in more than a decade. Yet the payments company had been very quiet about it, initially releasing very limited information about the shift...

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WEG Launches Derby Games platform in Canada

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and Derby Games, the leading developer of online pari-mutuel horse racing games in North America, are pleased to announce the launch of an innovative and engaging wagering platform that will offer Canadians a new way in which to experience the rush and excitement of live horse racing....

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The Smartest Way to Bet $100

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Business Brothers

DerbyJackpot.com Co-Founders Walter Hessert and Tom Hessert discuss their online ideas for horse racing with Carol Massar on Bloomberg Television's "Taking Stock."

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Attracting Thousands of New Young Players

A company combining the appeal of online gaming, social media and horse racing is reaping the benefits of its first product. DerbyJackpot allows players to place bets using major credit cards or bank transfers at more than 100 race tracks across the U.S.

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Freakonomics for the Derby

Steven Levitt is one of the authors of Freakonomics and a professor of economics at the University of Chicago. He's also something of a railbird and an adviser to Derby Jackpot, a legal online horse betting website. Dive into the discussion below and ask him about handicapping tomorrow's Kentucky Derby (or about sports gambling or crime in America or behavioral economics or really anything at all).

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Software, Meet Horse Racing

Brothers Tom and Walter Hessert found this out through their brother, who is involved in the horse racing community. In January they launched Derby Jackpot, a social media-injected online horse race betting site.

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Angry Birds with Betting

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Gambling with Friends

On a recent Wednesday evening, most of the 40 high definition TVs at the Manhattan sports bar Tavern on Third were, oddly, not tuned to the NBA game. Instead, the screens streamed grainy video from horse racing stadiums in Louisiana and Connecticut, and the bar patrons watched thoroughbreds with names like "Hot Sixes" and "A Lil Bit O Game" sprint down the tracks.

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How to Bet The Preakness Like a Trader

Bill, Walter and Tom Hessert are brothers who founded Derby.com, a social-based horse race betting platform. They offer legal wagering on the Preakness and other live U.S. races. Their data on hundreds of thousands of historical races have given them insight on what bets you should — and should not make. One example is the free option on Nyquist...

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