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On The Road Again…to Villa Park
Handicapping Seminar/Contest Travels to Villa Park OTB
Arlington’s popular handicapping seminar/contest series goes on the road this coming Saturday, June 15. The event, which offers a top prize of a trip to Las Vegas or $1,500, will be held at Arlington’s Trackside OTB located in Tavern on North (Avenue) in Villa Park.
The facility, built especially as a combination OTB and restaurant, opened just two years ago. It is a premier facility in Arlington’s stable of betting parlors. The location is just west of Route 83, and the Ike Extension (290) has a North Avenue interchange.
Of particular interest to us is the fact that Trackside Villa Park has a banquet room that we use for our seminar and contest. The banquet room conforms very nicely to a classroom and is outfitted with 16 big screen HDTV’s. Fans can also take advantage of the central bar area seating (and watch a 100” HDTV monitor!), the teletheater, or the Gold Card Room for Gold card holders.
The handicapping contest this Saturday awards a trip to Las Vegas to play in the March, 2014, Boyd Casinos Horse Player World Series (HPWS) to the contestant with the highest final total on his/her contest betting card. The top prize, referred to as ‘The Las Vegas Trip,” includes the paid entry into the HPWS, hotel accommodations, and a travel voucher. The 2013 HPWS presented a top prize of over $300,000 and the top 60 finishers won cash.
The handicapping contest is free to enter. Simply exchange $100 for a contest wagering card and run your balance up as high as you can. The balance on the card is always yours. You only need to make a minimum of one wager, and you only need to wager a minimum of $100. You can choose from all Thoroughbred races that start between 11:15 AM and 6:30 PM. You can make any wager offered at the tracks you choose. It’s just like a day at the races, therefore, if you are going to bet $100 anyway, you owe it to yourself to enter.
For more information on this and all Arlington handicapping seminar/contests for 2013, go to my blog by clicking here and reading Are You Ready for Some Contests? In that article you will find links to the contest rules and more, plus the schedule for 2013. While you are on my blog you can read stories about how past contest winners did it, and thereby glean some ideas.
For more information on Trackside Villa Park, including directions and a map, click here and scroll down to Trackside Villa Park.
We want to send you to Las Vegas, but you must get in it to win it!
M. Scott McMannis
- Handicapping Seminar and Contest Host, Arlington Park
- Midwest Correspondent, The HorsePlayer Magazine
- Owner and Publisher, The McMannis Speed Figure & Trip Note Service Newsletter,
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- Hawthorne Trainer Patterns