Sunday, May 04, 2008

Shortened Press Release

This was released earlier today (edited for brevity):

VERNON NIVEN STATEMENT REGARDING TWINSPIRES.COM WAGERING DIFFICULTIES ON KENTUCKY DERBY DAY

MOUNTAINVIEW, Calif. (May 4, 2008) – Vernon Niven, president of TwinSpires.com today commented on difficulties experienced by some TwinSpires.com customers placing wagers on the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 3.

“We understand that some of our players experienced issues logging in and making wagers through TwinSpires.com during the 45 minutes leading up to the Kentucky Derby,” Niven said. “We are looking into what caused those problems and hope to have a definitive answer very soon. We deeply apologize for what we consider to be an unacceptable occurrence on the biggest racing day of the year. Our players deserve the very best, and we are working to make sure whatever issues caused them to have difficulties on Derby Day never happen again.”

1 comment:

Neal said...

I was one of the Twin Spires customers unable to log any bets. Hopefully that wlll get fixed.

If the folks at CDI believe "their players deserve the very best," they would quit playing games. The ADW blackout on their own track was one of the silliest things to happen to racing in recent years.

And no, I don't blame the horsemen entirely. It takes two parties to do a deal.