Many of horse racing’s varied constituencies fear that the wider adoption of exchange wagering would reduce revenue for the sport. But results from New Jersey indicate they are dead wrong. As discussed in last week’s column, exchange wagering is an exciting new way of betting on horse racing that benefits horseplayers by letting them lock in odds. So why is it available in the U.S. only to players in New Jersey? The reason is not terribly surprising.
In a little more than a year, Betfair has created new, younger fans and increased handle in New Jersey among established players with its system that the New York Stock Exchange with horses instead of shares. Many gaming experts will tell you that “horse racing is dead.” Then they will tell you in the next breath that “skill-based gaming” is the next big thing.
You may not be familiar with the contrarian Kentucky Downs racetrack, but you should be. As we bid a fond farewell to the Saratoga meet, horseplayers have a great opportunity to vote with their wallets for a racetrack that has the crazy notion that it’s possible to prosper by doing things a little differently – Kentucky Downs. You may not be familiar with the contrarian racetrack in Franklin, Kentucky, about 45 miles north of Nashville, but you should be.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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