The Race Is Over

February 19, 2008 at 10:46 pm Leave a comment

OTB is being closed down.

The board of directors for the financially troubled New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. voted Tuesday to close the nearly 40-year-old gambling operation, leaving about 1,500 employees looking for work.

Two branches in Queens and Staten Island will close by the end of February, and others could follow before all betting ends for good, chairman David Cornstein said.

There are just under 20 OTB branches in Queens, so it might be a few months before the one in Forest Hills closes its doors.

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