Janine has this additional news item up, a story from the local Niles paper. Some extra details to the OTB license approval story.
As expected, "Mr. Arlington" Dennis Bookshester was the only IRB member to vote against the OTB license. Glad I saved my 37 cents!
One Niles resident against the OTB is real bright and thinks there is a gambling facility in Evanston.
But best of all is this:
"Cliff Goodrich, president of Arlington Rack Track, said he was opposed to the potential loss of revenue at Arlington Park if a Niles OTB opens. He said that, in a survey of Arlington Park's "most ardent betters," 58 percent said they would attend a Niles OTB, 21 percent said they would go to Niles instead of Arlington Park, and 28 percent would attend live racing less if an OTB were in Niles."
HEY CLIFF!!! Do you think your "most ardent betters" might be telling you something about your facility and the service you offer them?http://www.pioneerlocal.com/cgi-bin/ppo-story/localnews/current/ni/11-10-05-741744.html