Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A New Wager Debuts This Weekend

I didn't see a mention of this anywhere yet this week, so I thought I would get the press rolling with some tidbits on the new "Sixty Minute 6" wager brought to you by the NJSEA.

-The wager begins this Saturday covering six races from four different tracks.
-All six races will take place within an hour - usually about 3:30pm Eastern - 4:30pm Eastern
-The wager is planned to be held every Saturday through Aug. 30th
-$2 min. wager
-1st week guaranteed pool of $100,000
-25% takeout rate

You can get the full details at the official Sixty Minute 6 website right here.

My thoughts:
-I like new wagers
-I like old wagers with smaller minimums better
-I guess I'm not officially sure who is hosting this wager as there are NJ wagering rules enforced, but Philly Park seems to be laying claim to the website development
-I'm thinking the pool might hit $300k this first weekend
-God move for them to only commit to guaranteeing the first weekend wager - we'll see how it goes.
-I like racetrack partnerships. I think the future success of the sport hinges on cooperation from all tracks working together more and more.

Very interested to hear your thoughts...
Playing it?
Staying away?
Love it?
Hate it?

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

**All CDI races Now on YouTube

(**past 18 months)

A complete library of CDI’s race replays (all 4 tracks, past 18 months) is now available online at www.youtube.com/cdi.

Currently there are over 5,000 races that are all searchable under various tags.

Check it out. I think it's pretty cool.


Would love to hear thoughts and feedback on this.