Northville Downs thrives despite unknown future

Jul. 20, 2020  PLYMOUTH EAGLE.

Plymouth Michigan News


While the pandemic is keeping people quarantined, they will now be able to watch and wager on live horse racing at Northville Downs without leaving home.

Events at Northville Downs will now be available through TVG, an affiliate of the FanDuel Group, and the largest Advance Deposit Wagering platform in the US and America’s horse racing network.

TVG launched the service last week after being conditionally approved in June by the Michigan Gaming Control Board. Northville Downs has been closed for on-site simulcast wagering due to Covid 19 restrictions. TVG features both Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing from major racing venues in the US as well as top international racing from Europe, Japan, Australia and Hong Kong.

“We’re excited to launch in Michigan in partnership with Northville Downs and to provide an opportunity for fans to enjoy racing from around the world from the comfort of their homes,” said Kip Levin, TVG CEO.

Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) is a legal, regulated form of wagering on horse racing in which the bettor makes a deposit to fund an account and places wagers from that account on-line via mobile phone or other device. It is authorized specifically in 33 states in the US and bettors must be at least 18 years old to open an account in most states.

Horse racing fans and bettors can watch TVG on cable – DirectTV, Dish, Xfinity and Spectrum as well as on satellite and via its app, Watch TVG as well as on OTT platforms including Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Roku as well as streaming on

New account signups can take advantage of a $200 Risk Free offer on their first win bet with TVG; Sign up with TVG using the promo code RISKFREE, place a win wager on their first bet and if it loses TVG will refund the wager amount up to $200.

In December 2019, the Michigan Horse Racing Law of 1995 was amended to allow a race meeting licensee to use contracted third-party firms to facilitate wagering on live and simulcast pari-mutuel racing. In May, the Gaming Control Board issued regulations for operators in the state.


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