The Vice-Premier of Turkmenistan Esenmyrat Orazgeldiyev during a government meeting on Monday reported to the President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the development of a special software and a mobile application for totalizator betting on horse races in order to develop equestrian sports in the country and improve the organization of horse racing.
Türkmen Atlary (Turkmen Horses) State Association and the Türkmenaragatnaşyk (Turkmen Communications) Agency jointly developed the software and the mobile application, the country’s official media reports. During the meeting, a number of proposals were made to define the names of these electronic platforms and their logos.
The meeting gathered a number of deputy chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers, hyakims (Governors) of velayats and Ashgabat city.
Sketches of horse racing cups and prizes of Turkmen horses famous for their speed and beauty were presented to the Head of State for consideration.
During a government meeting in December, the Turkmen President gave instructions on the introduction of totalisator betting in order to attract the interest of horse racing fans in the new season.