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Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Youbet.com to Carry Signal for the 2009 Calder Race Course Meet


Burbank, CA, April 22, 2009 – Youbet.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBET) announced today that it will be carrying the signal from Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens, Florida beginning Friday, April 24.

“We are very pleased to offer the full Calder Race Course content to our customers for the first time in over a year; it is another example of how Youbet.com continues to work to provide the broadest product offering to our customers,” said Youbet.com Chief Executive Officer Michael Brodsky. “The agreement between us and Churchill Downs is another step in the continued cooperation between our companies, and we are looking forward to providing additional content from Churchill Downs and others over the near and long-term. For racing to prosper in the future, it is critical that signals be made available through as many channels as possible and providing the Calder meet to the ADW community is a step in the right direction. Our belief is that content should be ubiquitous, and then it is Youbet.com’s job to provide the best customer experience in the industry.”


The Calder Race Course completes the thoroughbred racing circuit in Florida, running races from April 24 through January 2. The meet schedule is highlighted by the annual “Summit of Speed” on July 11 – four graded sprint stakes worth $1.1 million – and by the “Festival of the Sun” on October 17 – a collection of seven stakes races worth $1.3 million.

“We are happy that we are able to come to an agreement to offer the world-class content of Calder to Youbet.com’s audience,” said Churchill Downs Incorporated senior vice president Kevin Flanery. “We believe ADW customers will be very pleased with the quality of racing on which they will be able to wager, and we will continue to work with Youbet.com management to provide mutual benefits for our companies and further expand the horse racing industry.”


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