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Author Topic: racing betting "whale" funding big political campaign  (Read 360 times)
honest & balanced terry
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« on: January 11, 2013, 11:08:31 AM »

And some guys on the other side were trying to tell me no one wins at horse racing ...

This story from Foreign Policy says that one Bill Bentner, a "computer whale", is behind the pro-Hagel for Secy of State funding.

"Benter made his fortune by becoming what Wired magazine called "the most successful sports bettor in the world." He devised a system in Hong Kong that uses computer models to place bets on horse races and then masks those bets by funneling the money through proxy betting accounts."

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/01/07/horse_racing_gambler_funding_pro_hagel_campaign
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 11:38:34 AM »

Beyer wrote a two part piece about Benter probably over 20 years ago. He's a legendary figure.
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