Horse racing industry turning to gimmicks to save itself

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As is the case for the ever-eroding greyhound racing industry, horse racing is trying to save itself with gimmicks. Both industries are turning to reruns – yes, reruns – for people to bet on.

As a stand-alone effort, It is better to show reruns, as opposed to putting the animals at risk on live races. But anything that happens to prolong the suffering of the current horses and greyhounds is inhumane.

The Spokesman-Review ran a story about rerun horse betting and the opposition being put up by Native-American tribes in Idaho.

But here’s the kicker from the Spokesman-Review article:

They were approved by state lawmakers in 2013 at the urging of Idaho’s horse racing industry, which said allowing betting on past, or “historical” horse races, would help cash-strapped racetracks continue to be able to offer live racing.

“Cash-strapped” in this case can be translated to – “Too few people are betting on live races because more people are learning what happens to the horses and greyhounds that don’t win and more people are reading the news accounts about the drugs being given to horses and dogs.

There’s a real battle going on between those using the rerun machines and the Native-American tribes that operate other casinos.

I have a way to settle this whole thing. Just ban the live horse racing and greyhound racing and let customers at all of the casinos just bet on the reruns.

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