|America Tab, the collection of account wagering companies that includes BrisBet and Winticket.com, has announced its intention to take bets on foreign racing despite protests from two American horsemen’s groups and the Magna Entertainment Corp. America Tab has filed a request with the Oregon Racing Commission for approval, but said it would move forward with foreign wagering even without an agreement. |
Dissenters say that the plan will deny American racetracks of revenue. 'It’s just principle,' Remi Bellocq, executive director of the national Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, told Daily Racing Form. 'There needs to be some kind of fair reward for horsemen and racetracks, no matter if the tracks are here or over there.'
However, the bookmaker has dismissed such protests as rabid reactionism. Charlie Ruma of America Tab retorted: “Quite frankly, it has nothing to do with the [United States]. It puts no one in the U.S. in jeopardy.'