Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The State Line

Remember the old movies? Bonnie and Clyde, anything set in the late 1800s or early 1900s. I do. Inevitably the crooks would have to make a run for the state line to make sure they escaped the clutches of Sheriff Joe. I think in, oh about 1950 most states made sure that reciprocity came about so that Bonnie or Clyde would be put in the clink, no matter what side of the border they were on.

But in horseplaying it is a little bit different. To illustrate, here is a post from a horseplayer who is leaving his state for a few months:

I have a ADW account in a state that is legal for online wagering. I am moving to a state (MO for three months) that does not allow online wagering, is it okay for me to continue using my account?

Wow, and we wonder why wagering is down. Horseplayers are not even sure if they can use their youbet account with the absence of criminal prosecution if they go on vacation for three months to see Aunt Sue in another state.

I notice that Betfair's slogan, used to advertise their internet wagering platform is "Betting as it Should Be". I wonder if ours is "betting as it shouldn't be".

If you would like to join Jeff for meetings at Yavapai this weekend, please do. We'd love to have you aboard.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Betting as it shouldn't! That's a good one. And, unfortunately, it rings oh so true today.