Racing & Wagering

2014 Trackside OTB Road to Arlington Tour Begins Friday

| Churchill Downs Communications | 05/08/2014 #

An opportunity to win prizes while mingling with Arlington and Trackside Management Teams

Trackside Off-Track Betting and Arlington International Racecourse proudly give the call to post for the 2014 Trackside OTB Road to Arlington Tour of area Trackside Off-Track Betting locations with the first of 10 stops scheduled for Friday, Feb. 7 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Trackside Villa Park, located inside Crazy Pour Bar at 105 W. North Ave.

Everyone who registers at any of the Road to Arlington events will receive a complimentary Arlington International coffee mug, two complimentary general admission passes for any non-premium race day during 2014, a drink ticket that can be used for beer, soda or coffee and access to a complimentary buffet.

Trackside bettors will have the opportunity to deposit losing mutuel tickets with their name on the back to enter in a raffle to win an executive box seat package for a day of racing at Arlington International (subject to availability) or an Arlington/Trackside gift pack.  One bettor will be selected “Bet Against Howard” (Sudberry) where if that bettor’s selection beats Howard’s he or she will win a prize.  In addition, if the contestant’s selection finishes first, second or third, we will double the winning wager (based on a $2 across-the-board bet.)

Members of Arlington’s management team including General Manager Tony Petrillo; on-air personalities Howard Sudberry and Alyssa Ali; VIP Player Development Specialist Steve Tortorella; OTB Marketing Specialist Brittany Habbick and others will be available to answer questions pertaining to Trackside and the upcoming live meet at Arlington International that begins on Fri., May 2 as well as help players set up a FastBet Mobile account which will allow a bettor to wager from any mobile device such as a cell phone or tablet.

After the event at Trackside Villa Park, additional “Road to Arlington” stops are scheduled on most Fridays through April 25.  The complete schedule follows:

  • Friday, February 7 at Villa Park
  • Friday, February 21 at Waukegan
  • Friday, February 28 at Hodgkins
  • Friday, March 7 at South Elgin
  • Friday, March 14 at Orland Hills
  • Friday, March 21 at McHenry
  • Friday, April 4 at Aurora
  • Friday, April 11 at Rockford
  • Friday, April 18 at Trackside Chicago
  • Friday, April 25 at Mr. D’s Sports Bar at Arlington International

Each “Road to Arlington” tour stop will run from 1 p.m.  until 3 p.m. except April 25 at Mr. D’s Sports Bar which will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.