LEXINGTON, Ky. (Monday, December 5, 2016) AmWager, the online account wagering platform owned and operated by AmWest Entertainment, has joined the National Thoroughbred Racing Association. Beginning in 2017, AmWager and its affiliates will offer more berths to the National Handicapping Championship, both online and at Off-Track Betting facilities, thanks to NTRA member pricing for racing’s most successful national promotional venture.

“Joining the NTRA and supporting its efforts on behalf of the industry is only the latest example of our commitment to Thoroughbred racing in the United States,” said AmWager and AmWest founder and CEO Nelson E. Clemmens. “We provide the best wagering experience on the Internet and intend to keep it that way. Offering more paths to qualify for the NHC is something our customers have told us they want and we are happy to deliver.”

AmWest’s mission is to be a source of enhanced wagering into U.S. track pools by bringing current offshore and new international high volume players to domestic venues in the United States. By having more players wagering through U.S.-based sites, AmWest preserves the integrity of racing by ensuring that players comply with all applicable regulatory requirements, and that their wagering activity directly benefits state racing and breeding programs. AmWest is dedicated to enhancing the wagering experience while preserving the tradition of support for horsemen and other contributing members of the racing industry.

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