Below is an article about how one of the major east coast horse racing tracks will be adding a casino to it's venue in the next few years. If you are familiar with the New York crime scene and know that the mafia has it's hands in many of the so called "clean" businesses like the garbage collectors. It does have it's involvement in the racing industry and in fact owns several race tracks (I have insider info on that fact) on the east coast. Now it looks like the mafia might have a hand in the casino too. The company chosen to run the casino concessions has a trained past. The company call Delaware North was once known as Empirse and had connections to organized crime. You can read more about the history and current goings on about Delaware North here.
All I can do is shake my head. I don't really care about the gambling and the casinos but don't let the horses suffer because of it. If you will remember almost 20 years ago, it was organized crime's involvement in the murder of several well known racehorses. The acts were either to remove the horses from the competition or for the insurance money. The individual known as the "Sandman" would make visits to the tracks. It was commonly known that when he showed up a horse would die that night. The "Sandman" was on the mafia's payroll.
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