- Average daily purses up 44% for Belmont, 39% for Saratoga
- Stakes purses up 26% at Belmont and 27% at Saratoga
No lower takeout announced, no fan-centric ways to get more butts in the seats announced. Even worse, we have an increase in concession prices.
I had a chat with someone close to the Ontario situation this past week. He said he was startled that "places like New York are making the same mistakes."
When this casino is announced, or when headlines like this, or this, come about in a few years, we can look back on the above and only blame ourselves.
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