At legal off-track betting parlors, if bettors win, they have to pay the parlor a surcharge taken directly from the winnings. Bettors in New York can avoid paying the surcharges by placing their bets via an off-track betting corporation's account wagering service or at so-called super branches or teletheatres that charge a daily admission fee. Other jurisdictions such as Pennsylvania do not levy a surcharge on winnings. Most booked bets are now placed with licensed services in the Caribbean and Central America who entice bettors by offering them rebates on their bets.
PROPOSALS FOR NEW HORSE TRACKS BUILT AROUND OFF-TRACK BETTING PLANS FOR PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY MUST BE SUBMITTED BY WEDNESDAY.(LOCAL)
Aug 31, 1999; Byline: PAUL TOLME, ASSOCIATED PRESS SPRINGFIELD -- Two horse tracks proposed for northern Virginia differ greatly, but they are...