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South American Simulcast Program Begins
We-Have-Seen-The-Future Update: US firm Charlson Broadcast Technologies announced the "opening of South American off-track betting parlors & agencies that will commingle wagers in the US & return percentages of revenue to the racing industry," reported bloodhorse.com. The parlors & agencies in Brazil, Peru & Venezuela "will import signals from many North American racetracks via Charlson's satellite delivery system" & the wagering outlets "will employ Charlson's International Wagering Terminals & use the AmTote International hub in Maryland". Charlson president Cary Charlson said: "It is very exciting to finally have it in operation. Using the latest technology, CBT has made it affordable to open parlors & agencies in these countries at a fraction of the expense incurred in the US." Charlson noted there are "more than 750 betting outlets in Venezuela" alone that currently "only offer wagering on local races".