THE PROS AND CONS OF STATE REGULATION

The other day the Paulick Report published an editorial from Team Valor boss Barry Irwin. Irwin suggested horse racing would be better off without state regulations – “Hey, States…Take A Hike.”

Needless to say, not everybody thought his was a good idea especially the part about self-regulating the gambling part of the game. Ed Martin, president of the Association of Racing Commissioners International and former executive director of the New York Racing and Wagering Board believes regulators are not part of racing’s problems but of its solutions – “Say What? State Regulators Are Here to Stay.”

Both are interesting.