Xpressbet offers Preakness “big bet”

by | Apr 5, 2016 | Breaking, Business, Maryland, MD Business

Photo by Laurie Asseo.

From an Xpressbet release

For the fourth consecutive year, Xpressbet’s $25K Preakness Big Bet Sweepstakes is giving one lucky customer the opportunity to place a life-changing wager at the Preakness Stakes. This year’s Preakness takes place at Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, May 21.

The $25K Big Bet Sweepstakes is free to enter and open to all Xpressbet customers. The contest began Friday, April 1 and continues through Saturday, May 7. Participants receive sweepstakes entries for every bet they make with Xpressbet over those five weeks, and bonus entries can be earned for wagers placed on weekdays and Stronach Group tracks.

The Grand Prize package includes a $25,000 Win bet on a horse in the Preakness, roundtrip airfare to Baltimore, hotel accommodations and premium seating on both Black-Eyed Susan Day and Preakness Day. Fifty Second Prize winners each receive a $100 Xpressbet wagering voucher.

Last year, Xpressbet customer, John Blue, successfully identified American Pharoah as the horse to beat in the Preakness and placed his $25,000 wager on the Kentucky Derby winner. He endured the torrential downpour at post-time to watch the race from the winner’s circle and celebrated American Pharoah’s emphatic 7-length victory with a close friend.

“We’re excited to once again give one of our customers the opportunity to not only make a life-changing wager, but to also experience one of North American horse racing’s premier events in person,” said Xpressbet Senior Vice President of Marketing, Kerry Carlson. “Preakness Day at Pimlico is the perfect combination of great racing, a wonderful atmosphere and exuberant fans, and there’s nothing like giving one of our customers the opportunity to experience it firsthand.”