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Re: Sports Betting

Postby stark » Tue May 15, 2018 8:38 pm

Big Ten wrote:Crossover betting could help horse racing.

http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/23 ... rse-racing

"I was at the Golden Nugget for about a year and a half, and we had a race and sportsbook together," Andrews said. "And as a lot of guys were just kinda sitting around watching the games or waiting for them to start, they would play some horses -- that's kind of the mentality of a gambler. I wouldn't necessarily say they were real horse players, but it was right in front of them, and they definitely did it a little bit. If they [offer sports betting] in these racinos or at the horse track, I think you'll get a little spillover from that.


Thinking back to the early days of the memorable books in Vegas casinos, from The Stardust to Caesers to The Hilton, I will agree that there were some occasional crossover bettors sighted. But by far, there were those who held the other crowd in total disdain, sports bettors didn't like horseplayers and vice versa. Today's theme is showcased at The South Point Casino (where Andrews is currently) where they proudly advertise separate rooms for each kind of player. Hope horse racing isn't counting on that for a revenue stream.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Re: Sports Betting

Postby Big Ten » Wed May 16, 2018 12:42 am

California legalized recreational marijuana, so I should be more than okay with this. It's like having access to a sports book in my state. I already have an online sports betting account, so it doesn't really affect me. Just makes it more accessible.

One of the reasons I followed horse racing was the gambling aspect of it. I don't gamble as much as before and have an annual budget of a few hundred bucks per year with it. I think there is more butterflies in my stomach and a thrill if money is on the line.

My favorite sports is NBA basketball, then horse racing, and then NFL football. I can watch some MLB baseball on occasion as well as boxing and MMA. I just recently won some money on the Celtics after they killed my Sixers bet. I can wager soon on NBA games and on horses at the same place.

Love it. Crossover betting.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/nation/arti ... 914120.php

“To prevent expansion of gaming and have it online, it would be good to have it at brick-and-mortar facilities,” said Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of Stronach Group, which owns Golden Gate Fields, Santa Anita and several other major tracks. “They can bet a ballgame, can bet on horses in between. It could be an embracing moment where we complete the entertainment experience for the customers who have been doing it illegally for years.”
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Re: Sports Betting

Postby stark » Fri May 18, 2018 10:13 am

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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