AccuWeather and Woodbine Entertainment announce partnership
Alliance brings critical weather data, from the world’s most accurate and trusted weather source to Canada’s only dedicated horse racing wagering platform
AccuWeather Global Weather Center, April 12, 2022— AccuWeather, the world’s most accurate weather source, announced today its partnership with Woodbine Entertainment Group, providing users of the popular HPIbet.com betting platform with race day forecasts and insights on a global scale, on the web and for mobile devices in Canada.
Toronto Ont.Woodbine Racetrack 2017.Thoroughbred Race Action. WEG/michael burns photo
Woodbine Entertainment’s Canadian userbase can easily find AccuWeather’s global forecasting insights on the popular HPIbet.com betting platform within the race day details, displayed by a widget with a weather icon and temperature setting. Selecting the widget will bring a user to the AccuWeather.com® website where expanded forecast details for any racetrack location around world are available.
“We are thrilled to partner with Woodbine Entertainment to bring its Canadian audience the most accurate weather forecast details impacting races throughout the world,” said AccuWeather Senior Vice President for Business Development Paul Lentz. “Weather is a critical factor in any outdoor activity, especially sports, and as a first-mover in this partnership, AccuWeather is connecting the dots between the impacts of forecast weather on racing and meeting an increasing demand for more information within the growing online sports betting space.”
“Working with our partners at Accuweather to provide real time weather updates on the 400+ tracks that we offer betting on globally, is a huge accomplishment” said Kevin Maharaj, Director - Digital Strategy at Woodbine Entertainment. “We are constantly looking for new ways to enrich the customer experience and give them a competitive advantage when placing their bet. Providing real time weather updates is a vital piece of information that is strongly valued by any seasoned player. We are very excited to bring these very important data points to our customers.
With AccuWeather as the official weather forecast provider for Woodbine Entertainment, users will have access to the proven Superior Accuracy™ of AccuWeather forecasts with highly popular features such as AccuWeather RealFeel® temperature guide and AccuWeather MinuteCast® precipitation forecast for the most well-rounded and accurate weather information, specifically targeting locations where races are held.
AccuWeather®, recognized and documented as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, has saved tens of thousands of lives, prevented hundreds of thousands of injuries and tens of billions of dollars in property damage. With global headquarters in State College, PA and other offices around the world, AccuWeather serves more than 1.5 billion people daily to help them plan their lives and get more out of their day through digital media properties, such as the AccuWeather.com® website and AccuWeather mobile application, as well as radio, television, newspapers, and the 24/7 AccuWeather Network channel and AccuWeather NOWTM streaming service. AccuWeather For Business serves more than half of Fortune 500 companies and thousands of businesses globally.
AccuWeather produces and distributes news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. Among AccuWeather’s many innovative and award-winning features available free to the public are MinuteCast® forecasts with Minute by Minute® updates and Superior Accuracy ™, the patented AccuWeather RealFeel® temperature and current conditions, and AccuWeather RealImpact™ scale for Hurricanes. Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, established AccuWeather in 1962 and is considered the “father of modern commercial meteorology.” Dr. Myers, a leading creative thinker and visionary, has been named “the most accurate man in weather” by The New York Times and one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur’s Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs.
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About Woodbine Entertainment
Woodbine Entertainment is the largest horse racing operator in Canada offering world-class horse racing at both Woodbine (Toronto) and Woodbine Mohawk Park (Milton) racetracks. Woodbine Entertainment also operates off-track wagering through its Champions teletheatre network, which includes WEGZ Stadium Bar in Vaughan and Greenwood in the Beach area of Toronto. Remote wagering is also available to customers through HPIbet.com, the company’s phone, internet and mobile account wagering service.Report a Typo
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