Why the bookie always wins

The Irish horseracing industry is phenomenally successful, but the Irish betting industry returns to racing only a fraction of what it makes

30th December, 2014
Why the bookie always wins
David McWilliams

One of the many positive by-products of the system of better roads built in Ireland over the last decade is the patchwork of better views. Many of the new roads have cut through parts of the countryside that were never seen before, and lots of new vistas of our lovely countryside have been opened up.

On a clear, sharp winter’s day, some elevated parts of the country offer uninterrupted views for miles and miles. Many...

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