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The new track near Philly is really more of a casino

By Mike Forster

A couple of weeks ago, I went to visit my older brother, Danny, in Philadelphia.  While there, we visited Chester Downs, which is just outside the City of Brotherly Love..

Chester Downs is, reputedly, a horse racing venue.

Horse racing venues, assumedly, have actual horses at them.  They also are supposed to have jockeys riding said horses.

Instead, we have a casino that happens to have a dirt track running around it.

The operator of this joint paid out $15 million for a gaming license.  You think he’s not thinking volume?

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