Legends Sports Bar Betting Expanded
As you know, Casino Windsor opened up an area for Sports betting. There are 4 different kinds of sports games that can be bet there now. Sports involved are, US Professional and College Football and Basketball, Professional Hockey and Baseball.
I guess that business has been good but I hear that growth is going to be exponentially higher as they add a new Sport for a period of about 2 months only, until March 7.
The name of the Game is "Pick the Windsor & District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards" winner. The Star reported today that "This year's event has been changed from an awards-style show with the winners known in advance to a gala dinner with the winners names being announced on the night."
What better way to keep the locals happy but to allow betting on who is going to win a Chamber award. Now the Casino Mangement people are smart folks. They know that the big money is going to be bet on the "International business" category. The nominees are VistaPrint ("leading online supplier of high-quality graphic design services"), Technophar Equipment & Service Ltd ("designing and engineering Hard and Soft Gelatin Capsule Machines... for Pharmaceuticals, Nutritional and Cosmetics") and the Ambassador Bridge (well, you know what they do).
It appears that the odds against the Bridge Co. winning anything in Windsor are astronomical right now! Why even the Mayor may be involved in the betting too. Why just the other day he admitted that he has been using millions of taxpayer dollars on the border file and wants $400,000 more for, amongst other things, slowing down the Ambassador Bridge's permit approvals to twin its span.
Now some smart bettors I have heard are waiting for the last minute and will plunk down good hard cash in favour of the Bridge Co. winning since they expect the odds to be very good. They remember the successes that the Bridge Co. had at Lansing and at Ottawa in the hearings despite unfavourable odds. They know that Ontario and Michigan have little cash to spend billions on a crossing and that private investors will think twice about financing a crossing that has its traffic decreasing.
So it appears that the smart money is being bet on the Bridge Co. to win. What a surprise!
PS..Someone at the Chamber has a weird sense of humour. VistaPrint was to build in Ojibway but did not because of possible soil condition problems and the person to be honoured is Sandra Pupatello of "Chunnel" fame.