Friday, October 10, 2008

Free Admission


According to a post I read today by Paul Moran on his blog Paul Moran at the Races, The New York Racing Association will eliminate all admission and parking fees at the winter Aqueduct meet.

This has long been a pet peeve of mine and something I blogged about before.

For the life of me I could never figure out why you would charge admission to get into an event where the event promoters need you to spend more money after you pay your admission (i.e. gamble) in order to make the real money. No other gambling entity does this, not Vegas, the Racino's, the Indian Casino's etc. It just makes more overall economic sense to let everyone in for free and certainly gives the customer (us) the impression that our business is wanted and encouraged.

3 comments:

Kevin said...

The best admission policy for tracks would be to simply show that you have money. Flash a $20 at the gate and you are welcomed with open arms.

Geno said...

Chalk one up for the good guys. Way to stay on it.

SaratogaSpa said...

We have a long way to go, this is one small step tracks can do for the fans. Thanks for reading.