Monday, October 19, 2009
New Zealand Tote picks new system to bet abroad

The New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB)has invested in a new software betting platform that promotes itself as a vehicle for commingling with other totes. The betting platform, called Typhoon, was only launched this year and it illustrates the increasing focus on international betting in common pools.

Many tote systems are historically built to serve a domestic market and in recent years, a few companies have built systems from scratch that allow intra-operability between different tote systems. Other tote companies follow a strategy to connect to other pools through a hub.