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Push For Single US On-Line Betting Site
US National Thoroughbred Racing Association & Breeders' Cup chief executive Greg Avioli told American racetrack executives attending the 14th Annual International Simulcast Conference in Philadelphia to "make the most of racing's opportunity to be the only legal on-line gambling in the country," reported thoroughbredtimes.com. In the aftermath of last week's signing into law (by President George Bush) of the US internet gambling ban with a special exemption for racing, Avioli declared bluntly: "The industry is squandering an opportunity as the only legal provider of internet gaming. We have a golden opportunity in our hands." He advocated the industry immediately "pool its resources & develop one on-line site for wagering" noting: "There's iTunes for everyone's music needs, so why can't there by iHorse? We only need one site. One site would get more visits than multiple sites combined."