Funny you mention jockeys and collusion. There are 2 brothers Irad and Jose Ortiz and many think they collude. I mentioned earlier that I liked Madame Uno and saw this thread on Twitter...
Fishy to say the least. An good solution would be to couple them in entries even if they arent colluding bc it would alleviate bettors minds. Bad optics imo
It always kind of cracks me up what people are willing to bet on.So the Oscars were last night and it appears New Jersey took action on the outcome making it the 1st US state to take legal $s on the event: https://www.playusa.com/2019-oscars-winners-betting-odds/
Not a lot of value in these bets but if they can gain new players, generally speaking gay men are not a casino's target demographic, could be a net gain for the business.
What, this doesn't look like a high-jinx free way to deliver the envelopes that unveil the outcome?The penn st frat kid rumor was funny. Caused books to stop taking bets and a huge change in the odds.
I wouldn't personally want to book bets where even one person knows the result ahead of time
If true, it begs the question - How smart is it to bet on such corruptible situations?After taking a cursory look at the differences between how things are run domestically and abroad, I think this is a symptom of the way horse racing is regulated in our country. It's done at the state level, so you end up with a ton of tiny little local circuits that are often downright amateurish in nature. They're absolutely prime for collusion/corruption/short-sightedness/etc. Can you imagine how messed up professional baseball would be if it was just a loose collection of regional leagues? I don't think it's the only thing hurting it (there are a lot of factors here), but I think it would be in the best interest of the horse racing industry to move towards a national regulating body of some kind, stop cannibalizing itself locally, better coordinate with the national casino companies that are indirectly competing with its action, take some selective cues from organizations like NASCAR, and condense the product to have fewer but more professional races with more condensed and consistent top level talent. It wouldn't solve all of the collusion and corruption problems, but I think it would be much better.
Even worse, it's basically soaking casual bettors. If you file as a professional gambler and/or a business, you're basically exempt from the problem (we file things quite a bit differently than someone who gets a random handpay at a slot machine or something). To be honest, I'm not as well-read on how the taxation aspect works with gambling as I should be (I simply keep extremely meticulous records of everything, turn them over to a professional accountant, and have them deal with it), but it sounds absolutely ridiculous.KY tax law changed for 2018. You wont be able to deduct gambling losses against winnings and would be taxed on any winnings regardless of losses. (Includes lotto)
So if you won 200,000 and lost 400,000 you would owe taxes on the "earnings" of 200,000.
Lawmakers said on twitter they will work to change it going forward but likely nothing can be done for 2018. What a bunch of idiots. They then tried to say we never knew, nobody knew. Liars and idiots.
I said before politicians will screw up sports betting.
Baccarat is really high as well.A couple things stick out to me.
Penny slots jumped at me but after thinking about it many people who were never introduced to any table games are usually intimidated to play and stick to slots.
I would have thought the sports books would have made more. Perhaps online and local illegal books put a damper on that?
I just got back from a conference out there and a few friends wanted futures placed for them (like Browns winning Super Bowl )
David Payne Purdum
Nevada casinos' net win in January:
Blackjack $90.2 million
Craps $34.7 million
Roulette $29.4 million
Baccarat $95.9 million
Sports $14.6 million
Penny slots $283.2 million
[Source: Nevada Gaming Control]
This person didnt list poker...
For the most part, the relationship is pretty cordial, even downright chummy. Poker is the one game in the casino where the house has no direct interest in who wins -- they pull their rake out no matter what anyway. The biggest thing for them is having seats filled. If anything, it's some of the friendliest staff-player interaction you'll see in the entire building. We all tend to get to know each other, and most of us are typically nicer to the dealers/staff than average. It's the casuals that you'll see berating the dealers over "dealing them bad cards" and nonsense like that***. It's actually often so friendly that the casino will get a little irritated about it, because it's not uncommon for us to hang out socially outside of the room (different casinos can get touchy about that kind of thing).How do you feel casino management treats you? Have you noticed a change in their "attitude" towards whales/pro gamblers?
The 1 didnt win. Would have paid around 200 for .50 cents.Early p4 play at Gulfstream. Played it on the super cheap. Gives me a little action while working today before the bigger races kick off. I like the 1 Siem Riep in the last leg at 10-1 m/l
Will wheel up and down in a trifecta.
It's a highly subjective thing -- it works sort of like baseball, where there are some fuzzy "unwritten" rules in play.I think if a dude asked for time more than once in a night i would get a little annoyed. Might be a good tactic to get some uncomfortable and annoyed