In a continuing effort to facilitate equine aftercare, Golden Gate Fields has announced that courtesy of AmTote International it will be providing an option on all self-service betting terminals that will enable fans to make donations to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance each racing day.
Bettors cashing winning tickets at Golden Gate can now share their good fortune with retired Thoroughbreds by making a tax-deductible contribution to the TAA during the course of any transaction.
This technology, developed by AmTote, employs a pop-up interface for terminals that will ask bettors if they want to make a contribution. If they choose to donate, the terminal will issue the bettor a receipt indicating both the amount of the donation as well as the TAA’s 501c3 identification number. The remaining balance will then be issued in the form of a wagering voucher.
The TAA, which provides funding to 10 Thoroughbred aftercare organizations that currently hold TAA accreditation, is national in scope and is focused on providing much needed assistance in transitioning those Thoroughbreds whose racing careers have ended, into careers after racing.
“The TAA is grateful for the support from Golden Gate Fields, AmTote International, and America’s horseplayers,” said TAA president Mike Meuser. “Funds raised from this technology will continue to allow horseplayers to help support the TAA’s network of 70 accredited organizations in North America, including the current 10 accredited aftercare organizations in California.”
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