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 on: Today at 05:25:06 PM 
Started by Racepony - Last post by pigland1
DAN LOST THAT ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS BILL HE HAS HAD FOR A WEEK ,DO YOU THINK IF HE HAD 20 OR 30 HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS HE WOULD HAVE MOST CERTENLY SHOWED US .SO IM THINKING HE ONLY HAD A $100 TO LIVE ON ,NO WONDER $2.50 HAMBERGERS ARE TOO MUCH FOR HIM TO AFFORD

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 on: Today at 05:15:52 PM 
Started by intheclubhouse - Last post by intheclubhouse


He barely cracked to top 500 head shake  If he could've of used his top 2 rated over the next 5 horses he would've been top 100 screwy

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 on: Today at 04:30:47 PM 
Started by intheclubhouse - Last post by knowitall
Where did the handicapping god finish? laughing guy laughing guy

I was 25th with 3 races to go and finished 96th. doh

Did I beat the Vegas god without using any handicapping help from his inside information? trophy bowing

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 on: Today at 03:44:51 PM 
Started by sam - Last post by clubhouse
They really didn't have 5.9 million to pay him at the end of his career ?   Shocked Shocked Shocked

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 on: Today at 03:39:24 PM 
Started by Racepony - Last post by Racepony
I guess the numbers haven't been too good lately.

No videos and no Yonkers numbers this weekend.
My buddy says he was too busy handicapping Balmoral for the tournament.
Anyone hear from Dan?

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 on: Today at 03:36:41 PM 
Started by clubhouse - Last post by clubhouse
I told him to call in dead Friday, that I'd drive.....

That's great.
For me it's turn back the clock 15 years and head to the track when I feel I have done enough.

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 on: Today at 03:35:47 PM 
Started by Red Ketcher - Last post by Earl Sande
Are they setting the stage for palatial Arlington to become the sole track in the state? Sure hope not, I hate those trees in the infield!

 8 
 on: Today at 03:18:53 PM 
Started by sam - Last post by Barry Melrose's Mullet
Hey he was smarter than any of us EVER gave him credit for.

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 on: Today at 03:16:08 PM 
Started by clubhouse - Last post by Barry Melrose's Mullet
Freehold Andy 1000% correct.
My wagering privilege should be suspended for that.
I told him to call in dead Friday, that I'd drive.....

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 on: Today at 02:25:43 PM 
Started by pamwaggy - Last post by Mary Ann
Not quite. Individuals and couples and even groups who like to get out of the house occasionally and/or socialize with some of their long-time horse racing buddies also go. Or maybe people who just prefer a dedicated racing facility.

This is a fair assessment although there appears to be more regulars than the occasional. The people at OTBs are those who used to go to the track, as well as some who still do on occasion. The OTB people are horseplayers who prefer a dedicated racing facility and, for the most part, does not include racing fans who you only see at the OTB on Derby day or for the Preakness, Belmont and Breeder's Cup. Just like at the track, it is a diverse group and, at our OTB, the regulars range from your average working person to owners who are millionaires.

I love spending time with other horseplayers. We spend more time with horseplayers, primarily the same people, than we do with family members. Being at the OTB is not only social, it's also learning and sharing information. Yesterday, I shared one of my betting strategies with another seasoned horseplayer and was surprised he thought it was such a good and smart wager but never thought of it himself, and others do the same for me.

When they passed the new ADW legislation back in 2013, I was surprised the tracks wanted to add some new OTBs since the ADW handle was growing each year. In reviewing the 2013 IRB Annual Report recently, I think I found out why. The 2013 report included a pie chart of the Daily Average Illinois handle and the OTB share was a whopping 46% (ADW was 18%, On Track was 17% and Intertrack was 19%). It's on Page 8 of the report.

http://www.illinois.gov/irb/Documents/AnnualReports/AR2013normal200.PDF

Because 2013 was the year of illegal ADWs and not the best to use for a comparison, I also looked at the 2012 report and the OTB share was 45%. It's a bar chart on Page 45 of the report.

http://www.illinois.gov/irb/Documents/AnnualReports/2012%20Annual%20Report.PDF

Based on this information and my own personal experience, I would say the OTBs are pretty popular and profitable.

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