Feb 2, 2021
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Daily mandatory payout of Empire 6 to continue in February

by Pat McKenna

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the Empire 6 wager will continue to offer a daily mandatory payout in the month of February at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Featuring a $0.20 bet minimum and 20 percent takeout, the Empire 6 wager requires bettors to select the first-place finisher of the final six races of the card. The full pool, minus takeout, will be distributed to bettors who select the first-place finisher in the greatest number of races on the card.

NYRA established a daily mandatory payout of the Empire 6 for all 19 race dates in the month of January at Aqueduct as part of a pilot program in response to horseplayer interest in wagers that reward the daily player with the opportunity for impressive payouts.

“The extension of this pilot program will benefit horseplayers and allow NYRA to continue to analyze the Empire 6,” said Joe Longo, General Manager of NYRA Content Management Solutions. “The wager saw significant growth in January, and we thank all those watching and wagering from home for their continued support.”

Aqueduct will offer 16 racing dates in February with live racing generally conducted Thursday through Sunday, with the addition of a special Monday card on February 15 for Presidents’ Day.

The Empire 6 was launched in August 2019 with a jackpot provision in which the full pool would be paid out only to a single ticket selecting the first-place finisher in all six races, otherwise 75 percent of the day's net pool would be distributed to those who selected the first-place finisher in the greatest number of races with the remainder added into a jackpot and carried to the next day's Empire 6.

For more information, please visit NYRABets.com.

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