10/07/2005 11:00PM

Fair Grounds restores some offtrack betting

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Fair Grounds's Phone Bet and FGNetBet.com account wagering systems are back in operation for the first time since Hurricane Katrina hit the New Orleans area on Aug. 29. Phone Bet operators are accepting wagers at (877) 629-9540, but the automated system is not yet working.

Additionally, Fair Grounds's Elmwood OTB facility, located on Citrus Blvd. in New Orleans, is open on a limited-use basis. The Elmwood facility is not yet equipped to accept wagers, but customers can cash winning parimutuel tickets issued before Aug. 27, 2005, and make deposits or withdrawals to their accounts.