Not exactly the year end publicity NYRA was hoping for.
More importantly, when do the bettors get refunds? The payback totals 8.6 million. If you have a NYRA Rewards account, you will probably get your refund first I would suppose. For non NYRA betting accounts, expect a much longer wait and for those cash bets, well ...you know what they say.
And this gem as reported in the Times Union (Albany, NY)
Racing Board Commissioner Charles Diamond said.
"I don't expect this will ever happen again,"
Merry Christmas everyone.