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Sinclair buys Fox Sports regional networks

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Jake from State Farm, May 4, 2019.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Twin River Worldwide Holdings bought Arapahoe Park, Golden Gates, Golden Gulch and Mardi Gras in January. Been a while since Bally's owned them.
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    That's what I said - this isn't the Bally's we think of - when we think of Bally's. Shoot, this company is based in Rhode Island.
  4. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    I never knew that the old Lincoln Park dog track would become ground zero for a wanna-be gaming empire. TIL, etc.
    sgreenwell likes this.
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    It's amazing. I still want to see a Super Bowl or March Madness inside a Vegas sportsbook someday but now I'd get most of my bets down before getting on the plane.
    exmediahack likes this.
  6. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    I think around the turn of the century, they put some work into Lincoln and revitalized it from a grimy, shitty place that only degenerates would go to... into a faux-ritzy place that nobody actually classy or rich would go to, but, that seemed to attract a steady clientele in their 40s to 70s from places like Johnston and Cranston. In the past couple of years, I think they were trying a similar trick with the Tiverton casino - Tiverton is basically the boondocks of Rhode Island, but the group acquired the rundown Newport Grand and shut it down once they got approval for the Tiverton casino. Downtown Newport attracts a lot of older tourists and it is packed in the summer, and there are tons of hotels between Newport and Tiverton, and I'm sure all of them now have shuttles to the Tiverton casino, which is less than 30 minutes away.
  7. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Look at it this way: Bally's is taking over a place where I used to place $2 show bets based on whatever dog(s) I saw going number 2 while being walked to the starting box. I don't think Rhody's metal track was oiled after 1982.
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  8. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    Greyhound racing was a terrible public display of animal cruelty and I'm glad Florida finally came to grips with it. But there was something fascinating about trying to not bet on the animal that might run through the infield and take a dump instead of following a moving piece of rabbit fur on a metal stick.
    UPChip likes this.
  9. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Poop predictor?
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Is there money in that?
  11. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    I read once that you should never bet a horse that defecates during the post parade (or maybe you should?) But you should probably never bet a greyhound that takes a dump during the race. Real loss of focus, that.
    maumann likes this.
  12. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Knew a guy many years ago who was the announcer at the local greyhound track. That must’ve been a soul-crushing job.
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