Friday, April 10, 2009

Dairyland Greyhound Park claims another loss

Cue the crocodile tears as Dairyland Greyhound Park's management whines about how they lost $3.44 million last year.

The news reports don't say whether the management company that actually runs the state's last dog track also lost money and, as I recall, the management company has ties to the track's owners. But I digress.

Roy Berger, the track's manager who's been there since the beginning, is quoted as saying: "There is nothing short of added gaming that would help us get out of our fiscal hole."

That's code-word talk for turning the track into the Indian gaming casino which was deep-sixed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

But we've heard it all before, haven't we?

When Dairyland was bidding for the track's license, they promised the earth, sky, moon and the Garden of Eden and we didn't even get the Amtrak station they also promised.

When revenues started to falter they said it would help to allow "simulcasting" (a form of off-track betting) at the track. But it wasn't enough.

Now the same folks who have failed to keep their promises come up with more fancy stories to bamboozle us.

Who do these people think they are? The Kenosha school board?

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