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Free Wi-Fi to be available at Saratoga Race Course for 1st time


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - For the first time, Saratoga Race Course will offer free Wi-Fi to patrons this meet.

New York Racing Association made the announcement Wednesday that Wi-Fi access will be available beginning Opening Day, Friday, July 20th.

The new Wi-Fi network will be one of the most technologically-advanced networks for mobile on-track wagering in the industry and will provide convenient Internet access in all public areas of Saratoga Race Course. The network will have high capacity to serve patrons each day of the meet.

"Our Wi-Fi network introduces a new FastBet Mobile platform for on-track wagering at Saratoga Race Course. We are excited to provide this additional convenience for fans who wish to place wagers on mobile devices through one of the most advanced wireless networks available," said NYRA President and COO Ellen McClain. "We also encourage track patrons to utilize our network to engage in social media activities by sharing their day at the race experience with friends and family."

There will be as many as 50 indoor and outdoor wireless access points, and is designed to support handheld devices, smart phones and tablets used by track patrons.

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