Real Writing on Racing 💯
I appreciate your commentary on the upcoming stakes and of course, identify with your bitch about the late changing odds after the horses have been loaded and before the gates are sprung open. But horseplayers will not boycott and old-timers such as me, won't be going to other gambling venues, though wagering with much less enthusiasm. But youthful players have begun to realize that even given a thousand bucks to start them off gambling on sporting events, they have lost triple that amount after the first two weeks. At least that is what my friend's nephew told him after wagering on baseball. The House rakes in the money no matter the gambling proposition and I'm guessing the new sports books will gain more losing customers before it all settles down and the next opportunity to rake it in comes along. But the least the racetrack managers can do is to create a situation where those betting into their pools are again excited after making a wager and not pissed that they were robbed even after winning.
We now need to act together to take additional steps. Another incident is a daily occurrence. What is the next step to provoke changes?
I think the Feds need to look into this and I don’t understand why they haven’t. It has to be something that is or should be illegal. Especially when we know who is doing this and where these bets are coming from. Offshore gambling company owned by you know who.
Anyway Arabian Lion has the action of a turf horse and he has shown he’s over the dirt one too many times. Reminds me of Messier who is now in the HRA sale. Hopefully someone with a brain buys him and gets his career back on track.