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Not sure the google translator has the simple chinese right but.........
Por diez centavos se puede ganar hasta 1 millón de dólares o más.
Did you know that the number 8 is considered very lucky in the Chinese culture?
So now Cal Racing can have some catchy stuff to attract the elusive Asian culture and the Hispanics if it is approved.
I'd be willing to bet that AndyM had an influence on this bet since he is the one promoting it
Take my advise and do what you please
Good luck trying to drag them out of the H.P. Poker Room..it will NEVER happen..
I'm currently "teasing" it because it's not official yet. But as the King of handicappers (I really mean that) on the DMFF I will be interested to hear your opinion.
If approved it will be a 10 cent P8 designed to replace the place pick all so the bar for handle is pretty low. Unlike Gulfstream 30% will go to the jackpot (Gulfstream 40% goes to jackpot). A key provision will be transactions instead of tickets with 8. That allows someone who really likes the sequence to bet say a $2 increment and not be disqualified from the jackpot since it is one transaction. If I had my way the take would be 17% or 18% because my best guess is that 17% or 18% will be optimal but it will most likely be 23.68%. I would have liked to see them at least match Gulfstreams 20% take.
The marketing stuff like the name is from me and so are the provisions. I hope it's approved and that it helps California Racing last a little longer. BTW Hollywood and Del Mar are the two tracks that listen to their Customers. Santa Anita is totally dysfunctional in my opinion.
I agree for the most part but it's a catchy name that appeals to everyone. Maybe Del Mar will name a drink after it. They could set the price at $36. Eight kinds of alcohol starting with tequila.
BTW this is probably the last smoke in mirrors/gimmicks that will keep Ca. Racing going. After that they have to make some serious decisions about the wagering menu, takeout rates, purse distribution, and participation bonuses. The current model ain't workin and needs to be adjusted.
With all the short fields we have now, a lone winning ticket may never happen. Part of Gulfstreams success was being able to run several 10-12 horse fields
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