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NTRA-NHC Competition Workshop Agenda Research Results

New research findings on competition player habits, case studies of the impact of competition on multiple racetracks including Kentucky Downs and Hawthorne Race Course, and the perspective of a longtime competition player highlight the upcoming National Horseplayers Championship competition workshop on December 6th.

The workshop, to be held in the Catalina Ballroom – Salon L, will begin at 3:00 PM MST and is part of the University of Arizona’s 47th Annual World Racing Symposium. Any participant registered for the Symposium will receive a $ 500 rebate on the purchase of an NHC Sleeper which will be awarded in their organization’s competition during the 2022 NHC Tour season.

The full schedule for Monday’s workshop is below:

1. Introduction and results of the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) survey —Keith Chamblin, NTRA COO

2. Competitions provide an opportunity to attract attention to your racetrack’s product — Ted Nicholson, Vice President of Racing, Kentucky Downs

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3. Caesars Entertainment Affiliation with NHC — David Snock, Vice President of Western Operations, William Hill

4. Why all racetracks should consider having competitions — Steve Byk, host of “At the Races with Steve Byk”

5. Why Hawthorne participates in the NHC — John Walsh, deputy general manager, Hawthorne Racecourse

6. Competition from a player perspective — Hal Wafer, NHC Players Committee Member and NHC Mentor

7. Increase Potential Earnings with Insured Bonuses — John Unick, US International Office

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