Tote: We Talk – But Who Is Listening?

Vivian Mansour throws some ideas into the debate

I have absolutely no doubt that absolutely no one in authority will listen to Leon Smuts or any other reader here on Sporting Post giving their input and ideas. 

I read Leon’s ideas with interest – click here to see what he said

But anyway, I am going to give my input, writes Vivian Mansour in the Sporting Post Mailbag.

  • Reserve Runners:

They have to be scratched the day before. How many exotics are lost because a reserve runer ‘gets a run’? Many punters are not aware of them because Tabonline give the changes way too late!

  • Doubles:

There is not a tote staff member in the country that can assist with this bet.  You either know how much you are going to spend, otherwise your bet will come out with some extraordinary amount.  Bring back the ordinary double at R1 (with a R6 layout) and same with the pick 3.  When is the time going to come when the TAB will allow a ‘mixed double’ e.g. Race 1 and Race 4?

  •  Jackpots:

Why 2?  The last 4 races of any number of races must be the Jackpot and…ONLY ONE JACKPOT

  • Draws:

Why KZN is allowed to change the system with the draw of the horse is beyond me. When we were kids we would change the rules of the game to suit ourselves. We are dealing with professional gamblers, guys!

Mike Azzie is the only person I know who has a bet up his sleeve which will make the small punter happy – but again no one listened!

Thanks for a great paper, Sporting Post – best there is!

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