TORONTO, August 29 – HPIbet.com, originally launched as HorsePlayer Interactive, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017 as Canada’s leading destination for wagering on horse racing.
An industry leader in the account deposit wagering field, the innovative HPIbet.com site offers a multitude of statistics and viewing options for more than 450 racetracks across the world featuring both Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing from North America, Europe, South Africa, Dubai, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia.
Thousands of active HPIbet daily users are able to connect from anywhere including racetracks and off-track betting locations across Canada, via Smartphone, Tablet or PC, to watch and wager on horse racing while being protected by a platform offering top-level security.
"We’re very proud of how the HPIbet product has grown to meet the needs of our user base over the past two decades," said Kevin Maharaj, WEG’s Director of Business & Product Development. "A great deal of the positive changes to HPIbet, including such innovations as multi-screen race views, responsive design and the ability to make trip notes, have come from listening to the suggestions of our most important partner – the customer."
HPIbet has evolved from a telephone-based interface to the current online gaming platform which allows users to search details on horses, trainers, jockeys and drivers, and place bets. As part of this service, users can wisely manage their digital HPIbet.com account and safely wager on horses.
Built to meet the demands of the modern racing product, including a high mark of 73 available tracks to wager on in a single day, HPIbet has paid out more than $3.5 billion to its loyal customers in winnings since 1997.
This past May, Always Dreaming scampered to a 2 3/4-length score in the Kentucky Derby on a day that saw HPIbet users reach a single-day record of $3,757,949.20 in wagering.
Not only has the technology changed since the debut of HPIbet, but so have the types of wagers available to customers.
Woodbine’s popular Jackpot Hi-5 offers a chance at a life-changing payout. The unique wager requires bettors to select the top 5 finishers in a race in the correct order. If multiple winning tickets exist, 50% of the pool is paid as a consolation, with the remainder added to a carryover pool to be paid out when one single winning ticket exists.
On December 11, 2015, an HPIbet customer reeled in a record $242,409.44 payout connecting on the Jackpot Hi 5 when Shez A Gold Mine, piloted by Sylvain Filion, won a dramatic three-horse photo at odds of 17-1, besting Kassara’s Song (28-1) and Weekly Special (54-1) in a pacing dash for fillies and mares at Woodbine.
To honour the 20th anniversary of HPIbet, Woodbine will be hosting an HPIbet 20th anniversary party for 50 randomly selected HPIbet players on October 29. In addition, hat and polo giveaways will be offered through HPIbet’s Twitter account at @HPI. Stay tuned for more customer appreciation events near you.
About Woodbine Entertainment Group (www.woodbine.com)
With roots dating back to 1881, Woodbine Entertainment Group is the largest horse racing operator in Canada, showcasing world-renowned horse racing at Woodbine Racetrack (Toronto), home of the iconic Queen’s Plate, and Mohawk Racetrack (Milton), host of the storied Pepsi North America Cup. WEG is the leading member of the Standardbred Alliance and the single operator of Teletheatres and Account Wagering, available through www.HPIbet.com, in Ontario.