HORSEPLAYERS ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA APPOINTS MIKE MALONEY AS VICE PRESIDENT, REGULATORY AFFAIRS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Charlottesville, Virginia. May 5, 2009): The Horseplayers Association of North America (HANA) is pleased to announce that horseplayer Mike Maloney of Lexington, Kentucky has been appointed Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, of the growing organization.
Mike is well-known to most industry participants, having participated in several horse racing conferences as a panelist and speaker. He is perhaps most known for bringing to light the key issue of past posting at the Arizona Symposium on Racing & Gaming in 2007, where he showed that betting after the bell can and does happen. Most recently, Mike was featured as a speaker at the RCI conference in Lexington.
“We met Mike at Keeneland for HANA-Day for the very first time” says HANA President Jeff Platt, “and he meshed perfectly with the HANA board. His goals were our goals and personally we all got along wonderfully. Not soon after, we asked if he would be willing to join us in our work and we were thrilled he accepted. It is tremendous for HANA to have someone with Mike’s knowledge about wagering, wagering systems, and the problems associated with them aboard. We clearly have much work to do to address these important issues.”
"I'm pleased to join the HANA board," says Mike Maloney. "I look forward to helping improve security and integrity within the wagering pools and working with HANA on these vital issues."
HANA members would like to welcome Mike to the Board and we are excited to work with racing to help move it forward in 2009 and beyond.
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The Horseplayers Association of North America is a grassroots group of horseplayers, not affiliated with any organization, who are not pleased with the direction the game has taken. HANA believes that both tracks and horseman groups have become bogged down with industry infighting and have completely forgotten something: The importance of the customer. HANA hopes, through proactive change on several key issues (including but not limited to), open signal access, lower effective takeouts, wagering integrity, affordable data and customer appreciation, the industry’s handle losses can be reversed. HANA is currently made up of over 1000 horseplayers (both harness and thoroughbred) from almost all states and Canadian provinces. It currently represents almost $50,000,000 of yearly racing handle.
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