Twitter world blowing up about the Churchill Downs increase in takeout. Just search Churchill Downs and you will see the response.— Scott Raymond (@onehorsestable) April 10, 2014
The twitter timeline of @ChurchillDowns has officially spontaneously combusted. Is this what they mean by #viral ?— Jason Perry (@jmanmetsfan1) April 11, 2014
Horseplayers may disagree about surfaces & the PETA video, but they close ranks when nitwit racetracks raise takeout.— Nick Kling (@docfonda) April 10, 2014
Some preliminary math tells me it's possible that the Churchill Sept meet allowed avg on-track handle to drop enough to raise takeout— Mike Dorr (@mikedorr77) April 11, 2014
It's also why @DerbyMedia released fall meet numbers publicly when they had not done so in the past. KY law was meant to be gamed.— Mike Dorr (@mikedorr77) April 11, 2014
William Carstanjen, president and COO of Churchill Downs was paid $9,872,214 in compensation for 2013. pic.twitter.com/Yt83M9pbyA— jack white (@boycottracefive) April 10, 2014
It's official: @ChurchillDowns raises takeout. In this environment, bad move IMO. But what else is new in this industry?— Art Wilson (@Sham73) April 10, 2014
If CDI wants to divest itself of racing, a 1 1/4 mile race on Keeneland dirt could aptly be named the Kentucky Derby.— Dan Needham (@thorotrends) April 11, 2014
Flashback: Churchill daily average handle down 28 percent from 2012 fall meet http://t.co/NUwjZSVNx1 via @DRFInsidePost solution? raise take— Al Gobbi (@polarcritter) April 10, 2014
We think its time for cos. who are more worried about casino revenue to leave the racetracks to those who want to run them & grow the sport.— HANA (@HplayersAssnNA) April 10, 2014
Churchill raising takeouts, following a business model that has failed over and over. #playerboycott— seth rosenfeld (@sethlrose) April 10, 2014
As a reminder, in CA the hike brought a 5% reduction in purses to 130M. The legislature said purses would be "over $200M."— Pullthepocket (@Pullthepocket) April 10, 2014
@KeeneGal @TimeformUSfigs Not that my few thousand I bet on Derby Day will matter, but I'm not betting it. I'll play contests instead.— Charlie Davis (@Charli125) April 10, 2014
Just closed my @TwinSpires account. For horse racing to thrive, takeout needs to be lowered, not raised.— Pete Denk (@petedenk) April 10, 2014
Churchill Downs Inc Executive compensation $27,920,907 in 2013. And they're coming after you. http://t.co/675XjGSf0X— HANA (@HplayersAssnNA) April 10, 2014
It's all about how much cash Churchill Downs Inc. can rake in on Derby day. Everyday horseplayers be damned.— Brian Zipse (@Zipseatthetrack) April 10, 2014
In CJ, @keeneland says no to a takeout increase (attached) Proud to be a top rated track. http://t.co/i60N6xYdmj pic.twitter.com/aTqNhrJxwR— HANA (@HplayersAssnNA) April 11, 2014
Read the HANA Horseplayer Monthly and look at the difference between Corey Johnsen/Kentucky Downs' attitude & CDI's. Same state, night & day— Greg Reinhart (@GregReinhart) April 10, 2014
Churchill also was responsible for stopping Kentucky Downs plans for more dates + host-track status dates http://t.co/ATDn3bjDTE— Al Gobbi (@polarcritter) April 11, 2014
@Shapperdacapper Downloading my @TwinSpires history now so I can close my account. @bleck1022 @racetrackandy @petedenk @ChurchillDowns— matt milligan (@tracksidejive) April 10, 2014
The field of organizations to lead Thoroughbred racing out of the dark ages has been whittled down. Please scratch Churchill Downs, Inc.— Dan Needham (@thorotrends) April 10, 2014
@JerseyTom CDI found a way to stick it to the legislators. No casino, new ADW tax so make customer pay now KTDF loophole closed by Frankfort— Craig Brogden (@machmerhallfarm) April 10, 2014
If I am a competitor of @ChurchillDowns I would go on a media blitz to reach all players. Business is there for the taking! Separation time.— Donald Harris (@ClockerDH) April 10, 2014
We're redoing the 2014 track ratings and will issue a new release, now that Churchill has hiked takeout. We hope the industry runs them.— HANA (@HplayersAssnNA) April 10, 2014
Churchill downs, looking to chase away customers, raises takeout on horseplayers by 16%. pic.twitter.com/7PHbuiPtJ5— jack white (@boycottracefive) April 10, 2014
Love the decision by @ChurchillDowns to raise the takeout...Much easier for me to win...Only morons will be still betting & running company— Inside The Pylons (@InsideThePylons) April 10, 2014
Its just a shame Kentucky law limits the maximum takeout rate according to the Courier article logic; take 100% and purses go to the mooon!— Caroline Marie (@CarolineMBetts) April 10, 2014
My goodness, CDI is ruthless. Those horsemen groups warned people about them.— Pullthepocket (@Pullthepocket) April 10, 2014
@Charli125 @ChurchillDowns I just closed my TwinSpires account.— Donald Harris (@ClockerDH) April 10, 2014
@ChurchillDowns Thanks for raising takeout - My $$ will all go to @KYDownsRacing & @keeneland - not you care about horse racing #casino— Jerod Dinkin (@J_Dinks) April 10, 2014
My rational response to decision. @ChurchillDowns does not care about long term growth of the game. They will not see any of my cash again.— Donald Harris (@ClockerDH) April 10, 2014
@petedenk @tracksidejive @TwinSpires So they raised the takeout while also increasing their salaries by almost $20 million— Brian Leckie (@bleck1022) April 10, 2014
Here is a suggestion to racetracks instead of raising takeout, how about stop giving away so much purse money on crappy, unbettable races.— Craig Milkowski (@TimeformUSfigs) April 10, 2014
Churchill Downs to take more from each bet http://t.co/NWfjXu4bvB Exactas from 19% to 22%! Will refrain from commenting til I calm down.— Michael Dempsey (@turfnsport) April 10, 2014
Found: A horseplayer happy with the Churchill Downs takeout hike pic.twitter.com/JgNAYRWQZa— Cangamble (@Cangamble) April 11, 2014
The home of the Kentucky Derby is increasing it's price on the people that run the show, the #Horseplayers. That's rough. #LowerTakeout— Jose A Contreras (@LosPonies) April 10, 2014
Horseplayers have stood by Churchill through good times and bad, this what we get? #playerboycott— seth rosenfeld (@sethlrose) April 10, 2014
@gregoryahall @ChurchillDowns morons, but just what one would expect from a company that hates horse racing.— Steve Zorn (@CVFPartnerships) April 11, 2014
@tracksidejive Amen brother. I have a live derby future, but I'll be closing my @TwinSpires account as well after Bobby's Kitten wins.— Jerod Dinkin (@J_Dinks) April 10, 2014
@ChurchillDowns raises takeout to the max allowable. Prepare for pay toilets at the Kentucky Derby.— joe f (@b1joe) April 10, 2014
@mikeyhorse @Pullthepocket I'm always up for a fight.— Andy Asaro (@racetrackandy) April 10, 2014
This is the most people we've had on the website and blog since the California boycott was announced.— HANA (@HplayersAssnNA) April 10, 2014
Uh, you idiots. Churchill isn't targeting the HANA morons or those into "social media". They are going after a right-minded fan base.
The picture you're painting would be like losing Kim Kardashian as a customer and then worrying about it.
The poster should open his eyes, there are several million dollar players listed, and a lot of every day bettors.
If those aren't "right minded" players, those non-right minded types can play at my track any time they want.
I always felt fortunate that Churchill was my neighborhood track and that it always ranked high on HANA's track ratings. I felt proud as a Kentuckian that most of my wagering dollars throughout my racing calendar year would go to the tracks that are closest in location to me. (Churchill and Keeneland). Now Churchill has screwed that up. I know its not possible but I wish they would only raise their takeout iOaks and Derby day. They are basically encouraging me to take my wagering dollars elsewhere. Thank goodness for online wagering.Congrats to HANA for immediately changing track rankings. Horseplayers have an ally with you guys!
... yeah, and Kim Kardashian has "20.7 Million" listed followers on Twitter.
However, "right-mindedness" isn't something they're believed to have in common.
Churchill Downs looks forward to tomorrow's fans, and doesn't concern itself with a bunch of fossils at O.T.B.
First $100 wagered goes to my hpibet online wagering account to receive the benefit of live streaming of races.
Everything above $100 is wagered through my offshore wagering account because I get an untiered 15% rebate.
I used to care about keeping my money local but since the customer service I receive didnt warrant my handle, I took my business elsewhere. Isnt the free market great! Dont get me started on the issue of breakage as you can lose as much as $0.19 for every $2 payout. With todays computer, are you kidding me you cant publish odds down to the penny? Instead, the tracks keeps that money. So after careful reflection of the customer service I get, I take what I can get through offshore accounts no different than how the track takes from their customers.
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