Sunday, January 27, 2008

About Paydog

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Nowadays it is not necessary to visit the track to place wagers on greyhounds. You can do it from the comfort of your own living room. Here's a description of the Internet web site known as PayDog based on information obtained directly from their site:

"PayDog is owned by US Off-Track. US Off-Track, was originally founded as Greyhound Channel, a joint venture between three of Florida's and indeed America's most successful greyhound racetracks, Derby Lane, (established in 1925), Jacksonville Racing (established in 1935), and Palm Beach Kennel Club (established in 1932).

On August 15, 1997, Governor John A. Kitzaber authorized the Oregon Racing Commission to regulate a multi-jurisdictional totalizator hub for account wagering if the business is located in Oregon. He also signed HB 2104 which authorized “account wagering”. Both bills were requested by the racing commission and the racing industry in an effort to give the industry an opportunity to regain market strength. Up to this time, the commercial tracks and the county and state fairs had existed in Oregon for over 65 years.

The Oregon Racing Commission receives one quarter of one percent (0.25%) of the money wagered through the hubs as pari-mutuel tax. One third of this pari-mutuel tax is transferred to the State General Fund, while the remaining two thirds is used as a Pari-Mutuel Industry Development Fund.

With the advent of legislation in the State of Oregon to permit multi-jurisdictional hubs, Greyhound Channel applied for and was issued a license to conduct account wagering. In April 2000, Greyhound Channel opened its "Oregon Call Center", equipped with a state-of-the-art AmTote International multi-community totalisator hub supported by a highly trained staff of wagering operators and customer service representatives. In addition, Greyhound Channel deployed internet, IVR (Interactive Voice Recognition) and wireless Internet wagering technology.

In spring 2002,Greyhound Channel officially changed its name to "US Off-Track". Now with the advent of PayDog a new chapter begins. PayDog is a web site specializing in Greyhound racing and wagering.

PayDog provides access to all greyhound racing content in the country. As well as Derby Lane, Jacksonville Racing Circuit, and Palm Beach Kennel club, it offers wagering on Corpus Christi Dog Track, Gulf Greyhound Park, Tampa Greyhound Track, Flagler Greyhound Park, Ebro Greyhound Track, Hollywood Greyhound Track, Tri-State Greyhound Park, Tucson Greyhound Park, to name a few.

Through this partnership with America's premier tracks, and under the terms of USOT license granted by the Oregon Racing Commission, in accordance with Oregon Statutes (ORS 462.725), PayDog conducts simulcasting and pari mutuel wagering. We offer information and wagering opportunities into the co-mingled pools of Greyhound tracks throughout the country. A portion of all wagers struck benefits the individual tracks and the dedicated dog men and women of America. We have close links with our industry's support organizations and we are extremely proud of our membership and sponsorship of the AGTOA (American Greyhound Track Operators Association) and the AGC (American Greyhound Council). Over the past 3 years we have contributed over $700,000 Dollars to these two greyhound bodies."

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