horse wagering http://wrvo.org en Why betting on horses is legal, when gambling elsewhere is not http://wrvo.org/post/why-betting-horses-legal-when-gambling-elsewhere-not <p>The rules on legal gambling in New York State can be a little murky.</p><p>Casinos on Indian Territory are allowed, but not elsewhere - for now. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been calling for <a href="http://www.lohud.com/article/20120129/COLUMNIST08/301290043/Reisman-column-Cuomo-will-get-legal-casino-gambling-maybe-shouldn-t" target="_blank">the legalization of casinos</a> in the rest of the state.</p><p>New York also already has what are known as &ldquo;racinos&rdquo;: horse racing tracks where there are also video slot machines, along with plenty of betting on the actual horses.</p><p>Betting on those same horses online is also allowed. But betting on poker and other card games on the internet is not.</p><p>Why?</p><p> Fri, 04 May 2012 14:04:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 18673 at http://wrvo.org Why betting on horses is legal, when gambling elsewhere is not Report: NYRA illegally pocketed $8.5 million extra in winnings http://wrvo.org/post/report-nyra-illegally-pocketed-85-million-extra-winnings <p>The&nbsp;New York Racing Association (NYRA) is under fire for skimming $8.5 million from bettors.</p><p>In a new report, the Cuomo administration says NYRA pocketed a larger-than-allowed &quot;takeout&quot; percentage on &quot;exotic bets&quot; - special wagers on multiple horses or races.</p><p>The report alleges that NYRA&nbsp;then tried to cover up the wrongdoing.</p><p> Tue, 01 May 2012 18:39:37 +0000 Ryan Delaney 18522 at http://wrvo.org Report: NYRA illegally pocketed $8.5 million extra in winnings