Thursday, 2 April 2009

power of the punter part II

On Tuesday April 7, it goes to Tampa Bay Downs, a track which is available to international punters via UK bookies betting into the pools.

More details here - HANA

Note, it's about betting in a specific pool, not any race or any bet type. But don't just donate randomly, do the form for the race, and make use of the form links from the HANA site nearer the date.

Great cause and it does have meaning to people outside the US as well.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks again Scott. We hope our UK friends throw a few bucks at the pick 3 pool should they be able to bet that wager this week. With Betfair buying TVG the betting world is getting smaller. We need worldwide help and we appreciate each level of support.

    HANA

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  2. Happy to support anyone in the industry making a concerted effort to stand up for the people who are the backbone of racing - the gamblers. Take away the betting and racing would not exist, it's a simple equation.

    Keep me informed (I've joined the mailing list) and I'll regularly give you guys a plug. I'll also drop former colleagues at Betfair a line to see if they are aware of it.

    Cheers
    Scott

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  3. Hi Scott - Interesting post.

    I was wondering if via. your contacts if you know of any plan for Betfair to provide coverage of US racing now they own TVG, in a similar way to how they offer coverage for Tennis online.

    These markets I think will grow massively in the coming years if they become more accessible and obviously Pictures are the key.

    Would be interested to hear any news on this and your views.

    Leonthefixer.

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  4. Hi Leon,

    Pretty sure they will, but it will take a while to get everything sorted out into the format they want. I imagine there'd be a link to play into the pools as well, and they'd also have to make sure there's no problem with contracts already negotiated etc.

    And they'd probably line up a proper form service as well, in UK format.

    Purely speculation on my part, haven't spoken to anyone about it since catching up with a few old faces at Cheltenham.

    Cheers
    Scott

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  5. Thanks for that Scott.

    I am sure they have something in the pipeline. It would be good to see something sorted out as there are clearly a lot of people wanting to trade these markets but the lack of pictures makes it hard as does the fact that the markets are not managed very well and often see early suspensions.

    Though to be fair to them they have run them much better this last week and seem to be using the ATR pictures when available.

    I am sure in the near future as I said in a recent post, you will be able to trade the horses as the sun moves around the earth. Starting in Australia then moving to the UK and then onto the USA before starting all over again.

    Just got to find a slot for sleep :)

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