Now is a good time to be a player if you wager on harness racing now that the sport has gone international. Harness racing from France? Yes. Sweden? Absolutely. Even Australia on weekends? Check. What more can you ask for, harness racing virtually 24 hours a day.
That is unless you are legally stuck with one ADW; in my case 4NJBets which is run by TVG. Why doesn't TVG offer this? After all they offer French and Swedish harness racing on their other platforms, what would be the problem with offering it in NJ (Australian harness racing is a new product in the States so it may take them a little time to offer it)? Don't say it is taking time to roll it out, wagering on the continent's harness product has been going on for months; it doesn't take that long to implement. Granted, it may not be a huge money maker in the grand scheme of things, but if they can offer it in another state, it would pay to offer it elsewhere.
Yes, NJ is cumbersome in you need to get approval from the NJRC for each signal you bring in and it should be the case to protect horsemen's rights. However, with NJAW being by the organization which runs Monmouth Park, it is not likely they are pushing the harness expansion. Either way, the log jam needs to be broken.. If you aren't going to service the customer free, it is time to let them go.
Sure the game is different but with the Internet, you can expect people to take your signal if you don't offer theirs. Be it tracks or ADWs. the revenue available to you during off hours will only improve your bottom line. I didn't think the sport was doing so good that we can turn money away.
Perhaps worse of all, there is a better ADW product out there which you are keeping customers away from. If you don't want to service your customer properly, cut the cord which binds us and let handicappers select an ADW which meets their needs.
It is Thanksgiving in the States which means the only harness racing action is limited to Canada with Flamboro Downs and Woodbine Mohawk Park racing. May those celebrating have a great Holiday and kick-off to the Holiday Season.
I knew things were not going well for me when I transferred View From The Racetrack Grandstand to another individual but had no idea what was in store for me. Months and months of being on the DL. Let's say I was feeling as good as a $1,000 claimer.
When I was starting to feel worse, transferring the blog to another individual, one eminently qualified to continue the blog, seemed to be a great idea. Who knew life was going to throw them for a loop?
Anyway, roughly a year and a half later, we're back. Ready to pick up where we left off. Well, maybe not exactly the same. While VFTRG is being resuscitated, the frequency of postings will be reduced. How often? It won't be daily, but the plan is to post often enough so it will be worth your while to check-in to see what's new.
We're glad to be back.
P.S. While most posters are responsible and with the current anger which seems to be in the world, thanks to politics. I just wanted to remind everyone this blog is a place of civility. You may differ in opinions and express it, but you must be respectful to all. Any comments which cross the line will never see the light of day.