06/13/2013 11:52AM

Yonkers: New pick five wager and ADW launched

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When Yonkers Raceway returns Friday night, it does with a new wagering platform...and a new wager.

Yonkers will offer their own advance deposit wagering (ADW) service at EmpireCityBets.com. The site features all the major harness and thoroughbred tracks.

"We are extremely excited about EmpireCityBets.com," general manager Bob Galterio said. "It allows us to reward our loyal Yonkers Raceway fans while getting racing fans from all over to look at our tremendous product.

"If you're a horseplayer, there's no better site than EmpireCityBets.com. We have teamed with the Standardbred Owners Association of New York to present an ADW that rivals any other, and is unmatched for Yonkers players."

"We appreciate the continued cooperation from the SOA and the New York State Gaming Commission as we get ready for what we're all confident is going to prove very successful."

Also Friday, Yonkers shall institute a new wager, a Pick-5 beginning in the fifth race. The 50-cent minimum wager is to be offered nightly and features a $10,000 guaranteed pool every Monday and Tuesday.

The Pick-5 has no consolation payoff. If no one selects all five winners, the entire pool carries over to the next wagering program. 

- edited release (Yonkers)