Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Off-Track Betting in Mesa?

Turf Paradise, the local horse track, wants to bring off-track betting to Mesa. There are 57 such sites around the state, several of which are in the local area, but none are specifically in Mesa. This opportunity could be a boon to local establishments, keeping those looking to wager in town instead of traveling elsewhere to make their bets.

On the other hand, does this become an issue in such a conservative community? As we have said before, any steps that can be taken to help the local economy should be explored, if off-track betting keeps more people in Mesa, its a worthy idea to look into. However, the council would be wise to take a blood pressure check of the community before they explore such an option.

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