Saturday, July 19, 2008

"It's Not a Big Deal"

Brought to our attention from a HANA member, this interesting note from an article about Del Mar.

Then, at the California Horse Racing Board meeting on Thursday morning, Drew Cuoto of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) told the board a problem had arisen.

Del Mar executive vice president Craig Fravel said an ADW company he wouldn't specify ---- TVG, Youbet, XpressBet or TwinSpires ---- objected to bets being taken via the Internet instead of exclusively over the phone.

Fravel said the situation was resolved by forbidding Internet betting in those states.

"It's not a big deal," he said.

Can we imagine if someone said that it is "not a big deal" if everyone could not buy a car in 1907 where Ford Motor Company would be today? Can we imagine the response if could not sell books because book buying over the internet was forbidden in certain states?

In racing it appears this is "not a big deal."

Thanks to a California member who noticed this piece.


Anonymous said...

it really boggles the mind to read stuff like this, coming from an executive who supposedly has the best interests of the game, or at the very least his track, at heart.

That's crazy talk, man!

Anonymous said...

Can anyone explain the logic behind objecting to internet betting on Del Mar races?