Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Twin River suspends greyhounds, cuts 27 jobs
The Associated Press
Posted Aug 04, 2009 @ 11:34 AM

LINCOLN, R.I. — The Twin River gambling parlor has cut 27 jobs as it prepares for a scheduled suspension of greyhound racing for the season.

The layoff notices were handed out to track announcers, betting clerks and other workers related to racing.

Twin River spokeswoman Patti Doyle tells The Providence Journal that these are the only jobs being cut as a result of the racing suspension, which is scheduled for Saturday.

Twin River has sought bankruptcy protection and wants to permanently end racing because it says the sport’s a money loser.

Gov. Don Carcieri last month vetoed legislation that would require Twin River to operate 200 calendar days of live racing even though current law only requires 125. Lawmakers could override that veto when they reconvene.

EDITORIAL FOOTNOTE: Isn't this pretty much the situation, we (the Mohegan Tribe) find ourselves in, at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs? Are we really making money from the horse racing there? Is it a loser? should we try to stop the horse racing? Is it a bad deal? What do you think?

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