The blog CanGamble suggests NYRA's oversight regarding exotic betting takeout over a 15-month period could actually be a positive turning point for the industry. CanGamble's theory – NYRA probably lost out overall because horseplayers used up their bankrolls more quickly, but horseplayers saw little individual financial loss:
“So going forward, this faux pas by NYRA has resulted in a takeout reduction. A forced experiment which may lead to further reductions, not just by NYRA but other tracks as well. Churn will now increase and along with that, player satisfaction is about to rise.”
“I'm not defending the mistake at all, but I hope NYRA handle starts showing tremendous increases. It will be great for the game if that happens.”
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