off-track betting


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off-track betting

n. Abbr. OTB
A system of placing bets away from a racetrack.
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TBC, BBC Two PEAKY BLINDERS Set in the suburbs of post-First World War Birmingham, a gang called the Peaky Blinders (because they used to hide razor blades in the peak of their caps) terrorises the city via robbery, protection and off-track betting.| Autumn, BBC Two WOLF HALL The rights to Hilary Mantel's Booker prize-winning historical novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies have been snapped up by the BBC, which plans to make a six-part drama with them as its base.
Starting in a gallery space featuring a small selection of the pair's traditional artworks, the show's path took visitors through a series of obliquely related environments--a cluttered storeroom; a crappy 1960s bathroom; an institutional hallway; an off-track betting parlor; a disused backroom communications center; a plastic surgery clinic; a commercial shop that read as equal parts adult-video store and party-supply emporium, stocked with queasy-making cakes, pinatas, and beach towels; a magisterial library lined with peculiar counterfeit volumes; and an Art Deco foyer of sorts--before dumping them back out into a facelessly real exterior hallway.
In 1971, Connecticut legalized gambling when, during a fiscal crisis, the state government passed legislation sanctioning a state lottery, off-track betting, and horse racing.
With this purchase, Thomason also took over the adjacent Trackstirs Sports Bar, which offers Lottery, off-track betting, billiards and a lounge.
The company draws strength from its leasing assets, which include data center buildings, off-track betting offices (WINS) and office buildings, R&I said.
"Very seldom," noted the New York Times Book Review, "does [Howe] let his 'snob siren' go off or point out the disparity between the regulars who 'lend the store an atmosphere similar to that of an off-track betting parlor' and the people at The Paris Review." But rather than a heavy-handed treatment of cultural difference, My Korean Deli is self-effacing without being too lighthearted.
The Big M, which opened in 1976 to a crowd of over 40,000 spectators, has been losing money since the closing of off-track betting parlors in New York, and faces competition from the Yonkers Raceway, a Westchester County facility that offers slot machines in addition to harness races.
Social activity was measured based on a questionnaire that assessed whether, and how often, participants went to restaurants, sporting events or the teletract (off-track betting) or played bingo; went on day trips or overnight trips; did volunteer work; visited relatives or friends; participated in groups such as the Knights of Columbus; or attended religious services.
Dogs no longer run there and in recent years The Lodge had functioned primarily as an off-track betting parlor.
The operation includes a number of off-track betting venues in the US and Holland.
New York City Off-Track Betting holds emergency conference to avoid massive shutdown [Post]
The business, owned by New York-based Scientific Games, provides software and hardware for gaming systems around the world, including off-track betting in North and South America and throughout Europe similar to the UK's Tote.