Thursday, December 9, 2010

An End To Another Gritty NYC Institution

So it has come to pass that luck has run out at the Winners' Circle.  As of this past Tuesday, all New York City OTB locations  have been shuttered.   Off Track Betting have often been the butt of jokes in NYC with their less than savory branches. 

OTB patrons by and large are mostly middle aged men who spend copious amounts of time, and money, to the point that you would think these locations were homeless shelter.   This newyorker had the unpleasant opportunity of working next to one in midtown on 7th Avenue and I often confused their customers with beggars and panhandlers.

OTB closed in NYC?  I'll drink to that.

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