Illinois horse racing wants you to bet on the past so it has a future

“So what sucker would gamble on a horse race that already ran? The Illinois Racing Board bets that you would.

The board unanimously backed historical horse racing, which is a video gaming system based on a database of about 60,000 past races. All the identifying information is stripped out so you can’t just look up the race results, but they do give the Daily Racing Form stats that would allow you to better pick the winner…

Source: Illinois horse racing wants you to bet on the past so it has a future

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Rich Nilsen is a 19-time qualifier to the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 of the NHC twice. A former executive with and a member of the NHC Players’ Committee, Rich is a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program and is founder of, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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