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Can #HorseRacing Fill The Void For The Traditional #SportsBetting Crowd? by @US_Bets John Brennan (@BergenBrennan)

NBC Sports Network, a cable channel available to 80 million households, on Wednesday announced plans to beef up its horse racing coverage in light of the near-blanket shutdown of U.S. sports nationwide due to coronavirus. The network’s previous relationship with TVG — the online horse racing network that has its own 45 million household audience — is being expanded.

“On behalf of our track and horsemen partners, we are excited to join forces with our friends from NBC Sports to bring horse racing to a broader audience,” said Kip Levin, CEO of TVG (and also president of FanDuel Group). “These are unprecedented times for everyone, and we hope that we can provide a safe diversion and some entertainment for people, with so much of the regular sports schedule having been canceled or delayed.”

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