Betting on horses from a Keeneland bathroom? There's an app for that

Lexington Herald-LeaderOctober 6, 2011 

This fall at Keeneland you will be able to bet while watching the horses in the paddock or standing in line for bourbon bread pudding.

The track is rolling out its mobile betting application, FastBet, for everybody to use. Keeneland tested it with a select group at the spring meet.

Created by United Tote, the app is a first for Thoroughbred horse racing in the United States.

It was well received by customers who tried it at Keene-land's spring meet, said Brad Lovell, Keeneland vice president and chief information officer. "Those who tested it gave us great feedback, and United Tote did a good job of integrating upgrades into this generation of the technology."

How do you get it?

Would-be bettors must sign up in person at the track at any information window or at the new Wagering Central location on the ground floor of the grandstand.

From there, they may download an application to mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets such as iPads.

Read the complete story at

McClatchy Washington Bureau is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service