Originally named the California Horse Racing Information Management System, CHRIMS has been a part of the thoroughbred racing industry for over 25 years. Founded in 1989, CHRIMS, Inc. is a non-profit organization with a focus on providing technology services to the California racing industry, including pari-mutuel settlements and accounting.
CHRIMS, Inc. has a specific charter to perform services for racing stakeholders in California, including racetracks, horsemen and regulatory agencies. As such, the organization is jointly owned by the California racing industry, with a board of directors consisting of stakeholders throughout the state. CHRIMS also performs services for several other regulatory agencies across the country as a non-profit.
You can read more about the history of CHRIMS, Inc. in this Thoroughbred Times article from November 2006.
In 2012, with business growing outside of California, Pari Global Solutions, Inc. (PGSI) was formed. As a wholly owned, for profit subsidiary of CHRIMS, Inc., PGSI focuses on new business opportunities, as well as our existing customers outside of the state of California.
While the staff, products and solutions of CHRIMS and PGSI are largely the same, the two companies allow for a clear separation of interests inside and outside of California. By doing this, our team can continue bringing our technology and solutions to the pari-mutuel industry on a global scale.