NYRA Bets Gift Cards return to Stewart’s Shops for 2021 Triple Crown and Saratoga Race Course summer meet

Fans to enjoy convenience of NYRA Bets Gift Cards beginning April 25

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that NYRA Bets Gift Cards will be available for purchase for the 2021 Triple Crown beginning Sunday, April 25, at more than 150 Stewart’s Shops across the Capital Region.

After a highly successful launch of the NYRA Bets Gift Card program last year during the Saratoga meet, NYRA and Stewart’s Shops are making the gift cards available earlier than ever this year for fans to bet the Triple Crown which gets underway with the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 1.

“We’re thrilled to partner once again with Stewart’s Shops to provide horse racing fans with the accessibility and convenience of NYRA Bets Gift Cards to bet online with NYRA Bets,” said NYRA Bets General Manager Matt Feig. “We were overwhelmed by the response of fans to the introduction of our gift cards last summer and are excited to make them available earlier than ever for fans who would like to bet the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes with NYRA Bets. We thank Stewart’s Shops for its outstanding support.”

NYRA Bets Gift Cards are available exclusively at participating Stewart’s Shops and may be used to fund both active and new NYRA Bets accounts to bet the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 1; the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 15; and the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 5.

All NYRA Bets Gift Cards are preloaded with $50 to deposit in a NYRA Bets account, America’s leading online betting platform. Each card includes a unique four-digit PIN. After purchasing the gift card, fans enter the PIN into their new or existing NYRA Bets account. The $50 will be available immediately to use when betting with NYRA Bets.

Racing fans can also use the gift cards to bet online at hundreds of tracks nationwide, including the Belmont Park spring/summer meet, now through July 11, and the Saratoga summer meet from July 15 through September 6.

NYRA Bets Gift Cards will be available at Stewart’s Shops through the conclusion of the Saratoga meet.

Fans who use NYRA Bets Gift Cards to open and fund a new account will automatically qualify for a sign-up bonus. Registering for a NYRA Bets account is free. Details are available at NYRABets.com.

The return of NYRA Bets Gift Cards follows a tremendous reception to their introduction last summer when more than 12,000 cards were sold at Stewart’s Shops.

“We are pleased to once again offer NYRA Bets Gift Cards after much success with the program last year,” said Stewart’s Shops President Gary Dake. “We are proud to support horse racing and offer our customers access to this convenient service.”

There are no processing fees or premiums applied when purchasing or using NYRA Bets Gift Cards, which do not expire. NYRA Bets Gift Cards are available for purchase by cash only; credit cards are not accepted. For a complete list of participating Stewart’s Shops locations, visit stewartsshops.com/nyra-bets-cards-available-at-these-stewarts-shops/.

NYRA Bets is the official wagering platform of The New York Racing Association, Inc. New members earn a sign-up bonus when they open up their account. The NYRA Bets app is available for download today on iOS and Android at https://www.nyrabets.com/?utm_source=Stewarts#sign-up-bonus.

About the New York Racing Association

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) holds the exclusive franchise to conduct thoroughbred racing at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course.

NYRA tracks are the cornerstone of New York State’s thoroughbred industry, which is responsible for 19,000 jobs and more than $3 billion in annual statewide economic impact.

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