Monarch Content Management does not wish to provide its signals to Off Track Betting outlets currently operated by Arizona Downs because in most cases the Arizona Downs OTB locations are in the vicinity of existing OTB’s and Monarch feels it would cannibalize the markets. Monarch has stated there is nowhere in the country where that has been successful and believes neither Turf Paradise nor Arizona Downs would succeed under those circumstances.
Monarch provides signals from 15 of the top tracks in the country including Santa Anita, Del Mar, Golden Gate Fields, and Gulf Stream Park.
Turf Paradise General Manager Vincent Francia said, “This dispute began between Monarch and Arizona Downs and needs to be resolved by them. Arizona Downs needs to take responsibility for their own failings rather than blame Turf Paradise and for causing this unnecessary hardship for Arizona horsemen.”
Turf Paradise opened its doors in in 1956 and has been at 19th Ave. and Bell Road ever since making it Arizona’s first sports franchise.