GT website up and running!

Apr 1, 2008 7:00 PM

By GT Staff | After months of planning and a short trial period, GamingToday has launched its all-new, expanded website,

"We think our current readership, as well as new readers, will like what they see," said GamingToday publisher Eileen Di Rocco. "In addition to a more modern and user-friendly website, we’re offering a more-timely product featuring daily news and betting information."

The website’s capability to offer more timely information should enhance coverage of playing strategy, race and sports analysis, casino news, poker tournament updates and the like.

"By offering daily reports, we are able to cover a lot more territory," said managing editor David Stratton. "For instance, one of our most popular features is Richard Saber’s Horses to Watch in the newspaper.

"But now we have Richard handicapping daily racing cards along the Southern California circuit, as well as major preps leading to the Triple Crown series," Stratton continued. "If you’ve followed Rich’s picks, your bankroll should have fattened noticeably this season."

Other daily features include the "Play of the Day," a consensus of the best betting opportunity, along with Kevin Stott’s hockey picks, which are hitting at a phenomenal 65% winning rate.

"Being able to access daily selections from our columnists and handicappers was a priority among the readers we interviewed last year," Stratton said. "It was surprising how so many readers look for betting information, both for sports and horses."

Now through the end of April, the new website will be free to anyone who registers. After the introductory period, most of the site will remain free by registration, but with the addition of a subscription fee of $14.95 a month for the special "GT Plus" section.

GT Plus, which is free during the introductory period, is an "inner circle" of sorts, containing all the latest wagering information and tips for race and sports, as well as other timely betting information for casino players.

So far, after just a few days of operation, the website has generated hundreds of sign-ups of new readers.

"We’re hopeful the new website will extend our constituency beyond the circulation of our newspaper, which is already pretty far-reaching," publisher DiRocco said. "But, with the new technology, we truly are going ‘global.’"