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Pocono lowering takeout on superfectas and trifectas
Monday, July 19, 2010 - by John Zimich, publicity director, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

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Wilkes-Barre, PA --- Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will be lowering its takeout on superfecta and trifecta wagers beginning Monday, August 2, pending approval by the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission.

The promotion of lowering the takeout percentage from 35 to 25 percent on both exotic wagers will last through the end of the 2010 harness racing season.

“We’re going to experiment with the new takeout ratio,” said Dale Rapson, vice president of racing at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. “Our fans have been asking that we do so in order that they collect more on those winning tickets.

“It will be watched closely and we’ll take a look at our numbers following our last day of racing in November. We’re going to see what impact the takeout reduction will have on our live racing handle.

“I’m hoping that our move will be enthusiastically accepted by our fans here at the main track and at our off-track wagering sites along with all of our simulcast outlets throughout North America.”


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