Like many TDN readers, I use online betting for playing the races. I had used one online site for a few years and felt that I needed another site that offered more “rewards”, thus I signed up for DRF.com bets. Nice rewards and free past performances as you accumulate “points.”
Imagine my surprise to find out that I cannot place bets at Churchill Downs, Turfway, Fairgrounds and any other track that Churchill owns. And I cannot watch online live video either.
Now, I don't know what the squabble is between DRF and Churchill, but it's unfair to the horse player. Another example of how the “big boys” really don't care much about the small bettors like myself and tens of thousands of others. So, what is the problem, DRF and Churchill? I'm sure we would like to hear why this is.
So, DRF and Churchill, fix this ASAP. Give us horse players big and small a break. There are a lot of online betting sites now, easy to change if you are unwilling to make the fix.
Joseph S. Bertino Jr.