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Wagering Company Claims to be NYRA Scandal Whistleblower

27 Jan 2005

NEW YORK – As reported by the Thoroughbred Times: "Euro Off-Track, the Isle of Man-based wagering company that lost its simulcasting agreements with the New York Racing Association after being named in a federal indictment of 17 individuals on charges of illegal gambling and race-fixing, claims to have acted as a whistleblower in the case.

"According to the indictment, Euro Off-Track maintained a betting account for an alleged gambling ring led by owner Gerald Uvari and transferred proceeds from unlawful wagering to partners in the group through an intermediary, Richard Hart, the general manager of the Lakes Region Greyhound track in New Hampshire. The indictment cites one transfer of $315,000 from Euro Off-Track to the Uvari group.

"Paul Doona, managing director of Euro Off-Track's parent company, www.betinternet.com, told Racing Post that Euro Off-Track reported a suspicious transaction that was mentioned in the indictment.

"NYRA terminated its simulcasting agreement with Euro Off-Track, effective on Monday. The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, operator of the Meadowlands and Monmouth Park, also cut off Euro Off-Track following the indictment…"

 
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