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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Suckers at the track

Posted By on Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 8:42 AM

Roby Brock says the total wagering on the gambling machines at Oaklawn and Southland Parks has reached almost $1 billion in two years. Sucker bets.Bettors fed $957 million into the coin slots of the gambling machines. They've gotten back $917 million (less whatever they spent on drinks, corned beef, peanuts, etc.) That is, they've lost at least $40 million. The house and the tax man shared the difference.

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