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(of betting, especially on horse races) involving bets placed at racecourses other than the one at which the race betted on is being run.
- ‘Del Mar reported a record total all-sources handle of $579,727,110 for the 2004 meet, along with total attendance of 733,237, the track's highest figure since the introduction of intertrack wagering in 1988.’
- ‘Del Mar set a record for total pari-mutuel handle and a new standard for on-track attendance since the introduction of intertrack wagering in 1988 as the oceanside track's 43-day summer meeting came to a close Wednesday night.’
- ‘All-sources handle, including on-track wagering, intertrack wagering, interstate wagering, and full-card simulcast wagering, totaled $10,127,272, an all-time record for both the Calder and the Tropical at Calder meets.’
- ‘Stoess has also worked as ITW/ISW (intertrack and interstate wagering) director for Calder, Gulfstream Park, and Hialeah Park, as well as the assistant mutuels manager and head of the money room at various other tracks.’
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