Sep 082023

Study Finds – Gambling, anonymously: 40% of bettors have never been in an actual casino

OLBG only lists Canadian sportsbooks and Canadian casinos licensed and regulated in Ontario by iGaming Ontario.

On Line Betting Guide – Canada

Yahoo! Finance – Century Casinos, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:CNTY) recent 13% pullback adds to one-year year losses, institutional owners may take drastic measures

Phil has a question:

How much easier is it to become a problem gambler when you can gamble online, anonymously 24/7 365.

Does the story of online gaming eroding the bricks and mortar casinos customer base remind you of the casinos eroding the horse racing industry customer base.

Why are the governments of the provinces in Canada competing against the casinos and race tracks they license and regulate.

How much tax revenue is being lost to grey market offshore betting in Canada

Do you think that Horse Racing Alberta is adequately representing the horse industry in Alberta to ensure that the horse industry revenues are not being further eroded and new opportunities are being garnered.

Do you think that the UCPs and AGLC are adequately representing Alberta’s interests in the gaming market.

Beat Goes On

75th running of the



Contact Info, Address, and Hours for Hastings Racecourse
Hastings Racecourse
Saturday, September 16, 2023

Paulick Report – Catalog Now Available For 2023 CTHS Alberta Thoroughbred Sale

2023 CTHS Alberta Sale Catalogue

Interesting Filly with western Canadian connections for sale in the Fasig-Tipton – Mid-Atlantic Sale: Hip 76

Phil has a question:

Do you think that anyone at Horse Racing Alberta is aware of how many Albertans breed and sell and race horses in other jurisdictions.

Does anyone at Horse Racing Alberta care as long as their pay cheque doesn’t bounce.

Do you think that gazing out a window will tell them how many Albertans breed and sell and race horses in other jurisdictions and who those Albertans are.

What are the minions at Horse Racing Alberta doing to encourage the many Albertans who breed and sell and race horses in other jurisdictions to come back to Alberta.

Do you think that anyone at Horse Racing Alberta understands the importance of the phrase: Black type-placed winner in a sales catalogue.

What are the minions at Horse Racing Alberta doing to ensure that Alberta horses have Black Type races in Alberta.

Blowing in the Wind

Star Phoenix – Op/Ed – Horse Racing Ended For Prairieland’s Saskatoon Soccer-Folly

Psycho Killer

Sports Net – AP – Germany defeats Serbia to claim gold at FIBA World Cup

SportsNet – Holly McKenzie – Canada beats U.S. in OT to take bronze, win first medal at FIBA World Cup

Sports Illustrated – Joseph Salvador – Sports World Reacts to Team USA’s Loss to Canada in Bronze Game of FIBA World Cup

Front Office Sports – David Rumsey – YouTube Is Betting $14 Billion On Reviving NFL Sunday Ticket

Paulick Report – Natalie Voss – When It Comes To Riding Fouls, What Are The Rules, Anyway?

New York Times – Jon Pareles – ‘Stop Making Sense’ Is Back, and Talking Heads Have More to Say

Once In A Lifetime

Series Race 2022-23 2023-24
Early Prep Season 10-4-3-2-1 10-5-3-2-1
Breeders’ Cup 30-12-9-6-3 30-15-9-6-3
Late Prep Season 20-8-6-4-2 20-10-6-4-2
Early Championship Series 50-20-15-10-5 50-25-15-10-5
Late Championship Series 100-40-30-20-10 100-50-25-15-10


Bloodhorse – Modifications Made to Road to the KY Derby Series

Road To the 2024 Kentucky Derby

Bloodhorse – Dick Downey – Justify Case Set to Again Be Heard by California Court

TIF – Prairie Meadows Hit By Spate Of Pool Manipulations

TDN – Four Racetrack Veterinarians On Probation As Part Of Agreement With California Board; Violations Could Include Medications Dispensed To Medina Spirit

Bloodhorse – Dick Downey –  Bumpy Road in Ward-Ramsey Case Leads to Trial Date

Burning Down the House

Bloodhorse – Caravel and Dam to Sell at Keeneland November

Blood In The Cut

Southern Living – Melissa Locker – The Story Of Stubb’s Barbecue Sauce–And Why We Love It

Phil has a question:

Why so much sugar.

Front Office Sports – Eric Fisher – NFL Season Start Heightens Sportsbook Battle For Customers

Sports Illustrated – Jelani Scott – ESPN Airs Special ‘Warning’ Ahead of First ‘Pat McAfee Show’ Broadcast

Southern Living – Jenna Sims – The Best Game Day Cocktails To Sip While Cheering On Your Favorite Team

Paulick Report – The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: What’s News And Why

TDN – HISA Announces New Track Surface Advisory Group

Paulick Report – Natalie Voss – HIWU Catches Trainers Up On Environmental Contamination, Electrolytes, And Test Barn Policy

Garden and Gun – Steve Russell – Sean Brock Announces His Next Nashville Venture: A Listening Bar

The Bitter Southerner – Wyatt Williams – Lucinda Williams and the Idea of Louisiana

Paulick Report – Joe Nevills – Could Kentucky Downs Change The North American Thoroughbred Breeding Industry?

Bon Appetit – Alma Avalle – How Much Turkey Do You Need Per Person This Thanksgiving?

If you think that articles early Phil saw the first sign of the Christmas season this week – magazines thicker with more Christmas ads.

Now, with Runhappy’s fourth crop racing at two, the sire has his first Grade 1 winner in Nutella Fella, and McIngvale is all in with Nutella, the product. The colt was scarcely under the wire when the promotional guru was on the internet with jars of the hazelnut and cocoa cream spread in front of him, offering congratulations to all those connected to this year’s Hopeful Stakes winner, including sire Runhappy.

Paulick Report – Frank Mitchell – Bloodlines: Patience Paid Off On Many Levels For Nutella Fella, Sire Runhappy

Toronto Star – AP – Astros slug their way to the top of the AL West with 16 homers in 3 games to sweep Rangers

Phil has a question:

Who has a bigger smile – Mattress Mack the Astros fan or Mattress Mack the Runhappy owner.

The Kitchen Community – 30+ Easy Nutella Recipes

Phil has a question:

How much sugar is there in peanut butter.

Phil M Stockmen

  One Response to “Gambling, anonymously: 40% of bettors have never been in an actual casino”


    HRA board met Sept 2/2022 and posted 2023 budget on sept 7/2022


    CENTURY 4K 6 month financials pg 41 DOWNS show 8% decline or 800K in slot revenues,thus hra 23 million downs equals 2 million in lost revenue

    TRACK 2 40k per month equates to 500k, thus guaranteed 1 million purse increase in 2024,would mean 2.5 million revenue shortfall.

    CLARK KENT in spring podcast with departed Dawn, remarked about new revenues with fixed odd betting / not legal and HBPA swag clothing line BS

    HISTORICAL DATA ironically shows 2006 CENTURY BELVEDERE casino opening on Northlands doorstep, resulted in HRA share going from 24.8/2006,21/2007,20.5/2008,19.1/2009 and 18.5/2010,drastic 6.3 mil or 25% DROP.

    THOROUGHBRED HORSE SALE is in two weeks, inform the racing participants of revenue stream,and proposed spring or fall downs racing dates that cost thousands in relocation to race industry workers and other social economic problems.

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