Saturday, June 07, 2008

OTB

Stands for Off-Track Betting, little legal betting parlours in the city, setting of many a Law & Order scene, back when it was gritty and non-lame (the show, not the city). I went with some friends to watch the Belmont Stakes, the third leg of the Triple Crown, because it was too hot to take the train to actual Belmont about an hour away, and of course we all lost all of our money. The OTBs will all be shut down by June 15 because of some financial thing I was going to tell you about but totally don't understand.

1 comment:

Haddix said...

This just in: at the 11th hour, Albany suggests it may step in and take over OTB operations. I, for one, am filled with an all-too-familiar mixture of joy and dread.