Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Betting Pool Party: Hawthorne in, Arizona Out
From an email out to members this evening:
Last week we had decided to pick Turf Paradise as this weeks race to bet into. We have been doing some good with the wager, thanks to all of you, and we thought it was a perfect time to play Turf Paradise and highlight a couple of issues. These were mainly the Arizona ADW law which makes it a felony to accept internet bets from Arizona, which some horsemen, and most bettors find insulting and exactly the opposite of what we should be doing.
However, after we announced the play, members spoke loud and clear – they wanted nothing to do with Arizona as a target. The negative comments were very strong, and players cited both the Arizona Law and the high takeouts at Turf as the main reasons. So we now announce we will not be playing Turf Paradise this weekend as planned.
We are happy to say that we are moving this Saturday’s race to Hawthorne Race Course – Race 6. Expect free past performances, thorograph sheets, pacefigures, and more as usual.
This week we are not focusing on a certain bet. Simply support HANA by betting the 6th race at Hawthorne on Saturday any way you want to.