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Author Topic: Should Gamblers Just Throw in the Towel?  (Read 580 times)
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« on: March 18, 2013, 08:41:05 AM »

I love to bet horses and I have made some major scores and lost some major money and I have tried to keep the conspiracy theories to a minimum, everyone knows its a chemistry game now and ye who has the best chemistry set wins most of the races, but I can live with that as a gambler because the stats are there in black and white. On the other hand what i saw Friday at Laurel Park, I can't live with. After being robbed in trial runs for the Breeders Cup Pick 6 scam and barely escaping being robbed on the Breeders Cup because the people behind it were idiots and the sickest part of all of that is they could easily still be robbing us today if they had a brain and no would would have been the wiser or even cared for that matter.

Friday at Laurel their "Jackpot Pick 5" in which you need to be the only winner had a minuscule carryover of like $3,200. The first race was won by a $164 horse in a huge field and after the second race was run they posted a graphic that said 0 live tickets (I didn't see the # of live tickets after the first race), the 3rd and 4th race followed with the same 0 live tickets graphic, a few minutes after they had shown zero live tickets going into the last leg, they posted a graphic that said 4 live tickets. How is it possible that something like this could happen? Of course the jackpot was taken down when the favorite won the last leg....I really want to believe we have a fighting chance when wagering our dollars but I cannot see how something like this could happen or frankly how the pool wasn't robbed.....The mutuel dept. at Laurel wouldn't answer or acknowledge my questions of course.....What could they say?
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013, 09:19:33 AM »

I would send this question to Andy Beyer at the Washington Post.

Assuming you can find an email address.
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013, 11:02:35 AM »

Write to the Maryland racing commission.  I can tell you that in NJ, the commission investigates every issue.  I don't ALWAYS get a satisfactory response, but they do investigate.
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2013, 11:29:51 AM »

So what is your beef, is it that their reporting/graphics people are incompetent, or that between the 8th and 9th race someone illegally manufactured 4 possible winning tickets?
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2013, 12:21:41 PM »

So what is your beef, is it that their reporting/graphics people are incompetent, or that between the 8th and 9th race someone illegally manufactured 4 possible winning tickets?

That's the either/or that the Maryland Racing Commission has to answer.
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2013, 12:32:43 PM »

So what is your beef, is it that their reporting/graphics people are incompetent, or that between the 8th and 9th race someone illegally manufactured 4 possible winning tickets?

Another option is that late in the sequence they accepted additional wagers on that race that had previously been hung up somewhere in the system.
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2013, 02:41:15 PM »

I think you should report this to the Maryland racing commision and even if they look at it and say the graphics people screwed up, someone will get spoken to and perhaps this can be avoided in the future.  If it's a mistake, they should have said something themselves or at least their in house people could have said something on the live feed.

What the hell does Andy Beyer have to do with this??? screwy
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