Will last minute pari-mutual casino deal be struck?
It will be interesting on Wednesday to see if the 80 Nevada casinos make a last minute deal with Track Net on a simulcast agreement. As of Tuesday, no agreement has been made and casinos are reportedly preparing to book bets at Gulfstream Park, Golden Gate Fields, Santa Anita Park, Laurel and Oaklawn, instituting house limits and no pick sixes. Fair Grounds, which is owned by Churchill Downs, has an existing contract with the casinos.
However, I doubt this stare down will last more than a month, because it seems that everybody loses by it: the tracks, the casinos and the horseplayers.