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Monday, December 7, 2009

Block Signals, Lose Customers

The current signal dispute between Tracknet and the Mid-Atlantic tracks seems to be at a standstill (note- we are reporting this at HANA Reports, as we get news).

One poster who is asking questions, hoping to be able to play racing and be a customer again is Mike. Mike writes:

"The player either goes offshore, enjoys his/her rebate and uninterrupted wagering signals and probably does not return to onshore pools. Or the player says screw this, I'm tired of the bs and decides to spend his/her dollar on something other than racing. Neither option is good for the game and the industry has no one to blame but themselves. That will of course be a problem being that the motto of this industry should be "It's not us, it's them!!!"

I've stated before that I'm a 30 year old horseplayer that wagers a considerable amount of money. You'd think racing would want to keep me around. They say they do, but their actions speak otherwise. This impasse is the final straw for me personally. If it doesn't get resolved by the time Gulfstream and Santa Anita begin, I walk away. It's actually not walking away, but more like being pushed out the door. Simple as that."

Maybe when we in racing complain we are not adding new fans to this grand game we can point not to an economy, or drugs in racing, or television time; we only need point to ourselves.

1 comment:

At The Quarter Pole said...

Mike is right, except for one thing...

Mike, don't walk, RUN!!!!!!!!!!!

As fast as you can, as soon as you can. Everyone should do the same. IT IS THE ONLY WAY THE TRACK CLOWNS WILL REALIZE THAT IT AIN'T THE HORSES, THE PAGEANTRY, THE HORSEMAN, OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT MAKES HORSERACING RUN - IT IS THE B E T T O R S. PERIOD.

As soon as we all stop betting (and I am doing my part), things will get 100% better, I promise. But if you keep feeding the ridiculous takeout, drugged horses, piss-poor technology (past posting), and lousy service, you will continue to be treated as a second class citizen.

I say it again, Mike, RUN, RUN, RUN!!! Faster than Groovy or Safety Kept!!! RUN RUN RUN!!!