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Rabbi Of Racing

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 Hometownlife.comP ublished 7:41 a.m. ET Jan. 7, 2020    Imagine if visitors to Northville Downs could place a $2 bet on the ponies and a $100 wager on the Colts, Broncos or any other NFL team.

With the recent legalization of sports gambling in Michigan, adding a sports book to the lone harness-racing venue remaining in the state makes logistical sense.

However, the odds of such a marriage is a long shot due to language in the legislation signed in December by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

As the law stands now, only the three existing casinos in Detroit Greektown, MGM Grand and Motor City and tribal casinos spread across the state would be allowed to apply for a sports-gambling license.

"There would have to be an amendment to the current law for (Northville Downs) to be eligible to apply for a license,"  Michigan Gaming Board Communications Director Mary Kay Bean said.

This reality frustrates Downs owner Mike Carlo, who has been looking to add a complementary form of gambling to his downtown Northville track to help boost business during a time when horse racing's fan base is aging faster than millennials are latching onto it."I can only hope so," Carlo said, when asked if one day his establishment would be granted a sports-betting license. "It's about time sports betting has been legalized. It's good to see the governor taking a proactive stance.

"I'm sure there are people in southeastern Michigan who would rather have a (sports-betting) venue closer to their home so they wouldn't have to drive downtown every time," he said. he 50-acre property that hosts Northville Downs is enduring a pending sale to residential developer Hunter Pasteur Homes, however, the transaction has been anything but a runaway due to hang-ups in the developer's efforts to get site plans  approved by Northville's government.

Carlo has vowed to relocate the harness racing venue to another site not far from Northville if the property where the track currently sits is ultimately sold.

"We're in the game and we're definitely planning on staying in the game," he said.

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Re: Will legalized sports betting come to Northville Downs? It's a long shot
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2020, 04:08:25 PM »
Just at casinos. Money to pols talk

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Re: Will legalized sports betting come to Northville Downs? It's a long shot
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2020, 04:11:05 PM »
yep,the casinos always get what they want

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Re: Will legalized sports betting come to Northville Downs? It's a long shot
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2020, 04:34:06 PM »
 HORSEMEN HAD OUR CHANCE BACK IN THE DAY,  THEY AXED US TO KISS THEIR ASSES.. WE TOLD THEM TO SUCK OUR DICKS, (WE HAD SOME BACK THEN) NOW MICHIGAN HORSEMEN WOULD BE HAPPY TOO SUCK DICK AND KISS ASS TO GET A BIGGER PIECE OF THE PIE AND THAT FIRST FLOOR CLUHHOUSE WOULD BE A NICE SPOT

GOVERNOR SHOULD GIVE BIG DADDY A CALL A I AM SURE WE CAN WORK SOMETHING OUT, I WANNA COME BACK
THEY DONT CALL ME 'BIG DADDY' FOR NO REASON AT ALL.

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Re: Will legalized sports betting come to Northville Downs? It's a long shot
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2020, 08:11:35 PM »
HORSEMEN HAD OUR CHANCE BACK IN THE DAY,  THEY AXED US TO KISS THEIR ASSES.. WE TOLD THEM TO SUCK OUR DICKS, (WE HAD SOME BACK THEN) NOW MICHIGAN HORSEMEN WOULD BE HAPPY TOO SUCK DICK AND KISS ASS TO GET A BIGGER PIECE OF THE PIE AND THAT FIRST FLOOR CLUHHOUSE WOULD BE A NICE SPOT

GOVERNOR SHOULD GIVE BIG DADDY A CALL A I AM SURE WE CAN WORK SOMETHING OUT, I WANNA COME BACK

DONT SUCK THE GOVERNORS DICK OVER THIS PLEASE

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Re: Will legalized sports betting come to Northville Downs? It's a long shot
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2020, 08:25:51 PM »
yep,the casinos always get what they want
Is the downtown N-Ville bowling alley up the hill from the track still open?

I remember dropping acid there as a kid

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Re: Will legalized sports betting come to Northville Downs? It's a long shot
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2020, 08:07:01 AM »
no,tore it down long ago
« Last Edit: January 08, 2020, 08:10:49 AM by Rabbi Of Racing »

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Re: Will legalized sports betting come to Northville Downs? It's a long shot
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2020, 08:12:01 AM »
no,tore it down long ago
what about the on Schoolcraft across from DRC?

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Re: Will legalized sports betting come to Northville Downs? It's a long shot
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2020, 09:08:54 AM »
tore that one down a year or 2 ago,i live 10 minutes from there. DRC is now a home depot,Meijer,and a bunch of other stores,LOL

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Re: Will legalized sports betting come to Northville Downs? It's a long shot
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2020, 09:38:14 AM »
tore that one down a year or 2 ago,i live 10 minutes from there. DRC is now a home depot,Meijer,and a bunch of other stores,LOL
Damn.  The bowling alley across from the south parking lot at Hazel... off Woodward Hts Blvd? ??

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Re: Will legalized sports betting come to Northville Downs? It's a long shot
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2020, 09:42:13 AM »
I don't know,last time i was there about 4 years ago,it was still there.I used to park there for free and walk to hazel to save the $1  ;D  Long long ago

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Re: Will legalized sports betting come to Northville Downs? It's a long shot
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2020, 09:57:21 AM »
Calhoun...did you ever actually bowl 'round there or just drop acid at area bowling alleys....

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Re: Will legalized sports betting come to Northville Downs? It's a long shot
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2020, 10:04:21 AM »
I don't know,last time i was there about 4 years ago,it was still there.I used to park there for free and walk to hazel to save the $1  ;D  Long long ago
As a kid I worked at a parking lot right next to the Hazel Park Bowl waving cars in for a bit. The owner was Stella. Good times lol... I lived on Davey street a few blocks away.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2020, 10:05:58 AM by bestbetter »

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Re: Will legalized sports betting come to Northville Downs? It's a long shot
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2020, 11:26:12 AM »
Calhoun...did you ever actually bowl 'round there or just drop acid at area bowling alleys....
ngc3 ngc3 ngc3
Easy to see why his brain is scrambled now.

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Re: Will legalized sports betting come to Northville Downs? It's a long shot
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2020, 11:49:07 AM »
Calhoun...did you ever actually bowl 'round there or just drop acid at area bowling alleys....
Mostly buy/sell/use drugs, drink and meet up with bookmaker.

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