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LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#2019kentuckyderbylt;/agt;–US Racing (,
an international online horse racing service, advised that usage of
cryptocurrency to place wagers on the Kentucky Derby will increase over
2018 despite the hard fall all coins faced in what has been called the
Crypto Winter.

“While the adoption challenge still persists, preventing widespread
usage of cryptocurrency, we are seeing more punters
adopting this method for wagering on horses
,” said Tim Maxwell of US

Nearly $150 million was wagered on last year’s Kentucky Derby (setting a
new record) and US Racing expects growth in handle to increase
approximately 10-12% for 2019. Although cryptocurrency represents a
small fraction of overall wagers being made on the Kentucky Derby, US
Racing anticipates its usage to increase approximately 13% from last

Tom Lee, head of research at Fundstrat
Global Advisors
, feels that the crypto winter is over and that based
on fundamentals and technical analysis, Bitcoin’s price will increase.
“Until crypto is part of the existing financial system and used every
day, it’s really going to be an asset of speculation,” advised Lee.

More people participating on a high-profile event like the Kentucky
Derby with cryptocurrency is perhaps another indicative sign of a Crypto

US Racing (
is an award winning, international online horse racing service.

US Racing offers thoroughbred, harness and greyhound wagering content
from over 200 of the world’s premier racetracks.

US Racing features race analysis, interviews, free handicapping tips and
stories on trainers, jockeys, owners, breeders, horses and new
technology and developments in the horse racing industry. US Racing
provides reviews and promotions of racebooks, OTBs and ADWs companies
worldwide. No wagering of any form takes place at US Racing.

The goal of US Racing to entertain, educate and inform people about the
sport of thoroughbred horse racing.

US Racing is privately held with offices in Hong Kong and the Isle of


Timothy Maxwell
US Racing

+852 3008 8957

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