EL CAJON, Calif. – The betting windows are taking wagers as Sycuan is back in the horse racing industry. It opened a state-of-the-art Off-Track Betting facility inside its casino Aug. 17.
“Our customers kept telling us to bring back the Off-Track Betting so we decided to do it,” said Daniel J. Tucker, chairman of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation.
The facility has the blessing of the California Horse Racing Board and the Del Mar Racetrack, which is located in San Diego County. Both Del Mar and the CHRB have expressed excitement over Sycuan’s involvement in the horse racing industry. The Off-Track Betting facility will offer racing from more than a dozen tracks across the country, depending on the time of year.
It has the capacity for 120 people who can watch the races on 18 high definition televisions. Races will also be telecast into other areas of Sycuan Casino including its poker room, so if someone places a bet, they can walk away and watch the race somewhere else while playing slots or table games.
Sycuan’s Off-Track Betting facility has eight betting windows and seven self-bet kiosks.