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Betting the horses

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Pulitzer Wannabe, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Is it legal to do it online? Or was that part of the Great Online Sin Purge of 2006?

    I'd love to learn how to handicap - take like $20 a week and have fun some fun with it.

    Seems like a fun hobby from the several times I've been around the track.
  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    There are any number of wholly-legal online options, the availability of which are largely based on the state in which you live. I presume you live in a state with at least one live track -- contacting them would be a good place to start.
  3. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    The current dilemma is that there's currently no single legal online source which is going to give you access to all of the worthwhile tracks, all of the time.
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Thoroughbets.com works for me.
  5. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    If you live outside the States, you can get full track odds and a 7% rebate.
    Stateside . . . eh.
  6. Go to the track. Buy the best seat you can. Drink a cocktail. Squint over ther racing form. Pretend you're Jackie Gleason or someone. Then bet the horse with the same name as your childhood dog.
    And see the races at Keeneland once before you die.
  7. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Keeneland opens tomorrow.

    Spring. Is. Here.
  8. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    $20 a week? There's gonna be some mighty short weeks.

    That might get me to the third race...on day one.
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    My favorite advice from a horse-playing friend: "Bet the Gray"
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Good advice. They are usually ugly and so have better odds.
  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    It's uncanny! You get all wrapped up in the shiny brown steeds, ears pricking in the post parade, yearning to run. Then down the stretch comes a gray to grab second by a nose and destroy your exacta.

    Bet. The. Gray.

  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Amen on the Keeneland suggestion. I'll never be able to enjoy another race track.
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