John Pricci explores the industry issues regarding wagering security and mentions tonights second race at Penn National, where a tote delay occurred, which was followed by a refund. According to one poster at Paceadavantage.com, the exacta that came in was paying $220 before the race went off, but the last probable flash (after the race had ended) showed it paying $90.
Sometimes, of course odds on winning horses go up, but a preponderance goes down. Although there’s nothing sinister at work, a bad message is being sent. Horseplayers are distrusting by nature; the industry must recognize this and work that much harder to gain their confidence.
No longer will they come just because you build it.
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Thanks to a commenter here at HANAblog who was playing Penn and let us know.