27 Feb 2004 19:27:41
William L. Berggren
Why to lower track take nationwide. Why I gave up horse racing.

Present track take is around 20 percent. Sometimes higher in exotics.
Horse racing is a dying sport only becasue of track takes. When you
have 10 losing days in a row for the average horse player making 50
bets a day, the player will not return. Rather than positive growth
you get negative growth, no matter how many Sea Biscuit movies you
show. Sometimes tracks lower their take, but it does not help with
simulcasting. All the money goes to the other tracks. The state law
must be written to limit track take to 5 percent at both the local and
simulcast tracks. Otherwise other than the Sam Houston/Retama pick 3,
I am a $2 trifecta straight player. Lose all bets and I lose $100.

I am really happy with all the crappy casinos around, it broke my
addition permanently to gambling. Do yourself a favor, play the stock
market. Much more intresting and profitable and ignore casinos and
horse tracks.

Have fun losers.

Bill


28 Feb 2004 08:20:32
Bob M
Re: Why to lower track take nationwide. Why I gave up horse racing.

Here in Connecticut we have two beautiful casinos. Many OTB locations. Get
to watch video feed from all the tracks. Often have up to a dozen tracks
going at once. I went to the casino recently and it was nice. I went to
mohican sun casino in connecticut. Really nice ambiance. I go to the
casino expecting to lose just go to have a good time and eat out at a nice
place. Michael Jordans place is there and a bunch more places to eat.
Besides the waterfalls you see in the commercials they have one store with a
fish tank and a shark and the archway going into the store is a giant fish
tank. I mostly bet the new york tracks aquaduct belmont saratoga.
Sometimes I will but a bet down for gulfstream or tampa bay downs. BOB
"William L. Berggren" <[email protected] > wrote in message
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> Present track take is around 20 percent. Sometimes higher in exotics.
> Horse racing is a dying sport only becasue of track takes. When you
> have 10 losing days in a row for the average horse player making 50
> bets a day, the player will not return. Rather than positive growth
> you get negative growth, no matter how many Sea Biscuit movies you
> show. Sometimes tracks lower their take, but it does not help with
> simulcasting. All the money goes to the other tracks. The state law
> must be written to limit track take to 5 percent at both the local and
> simulcast tracks. Otherwise other than the Sam Houston/Retama pick 3,
> I am a $2 trifecta straight player. Lose all bets and I lose $100.
>
> I am really happy with all the crappy casinos around, it broke my
> addition permanently to gambling. Do yourself a favor, play the stock
> market. Much more intresting and profitable and ignore casinos and
> horse tracks.
>
> Have fun losers.
>
> Bill