With local politics beginning to focus particularly on the upcoming races for Erie County Executive and the Buffalo Common Council some public issues have fallen off the radar screen. That’s unfortunate because there are subjects that deserve more attention. For example, OTB.
The Western New York Off-Track Betting Corporation (WROTBC) has been in existence for approximately fifty years. The original intentions were to put a crimp in illegal betting on horse races while also providing a new revenue source for the member governments of the WROTBC. There are 15 counties participating along with the cities of Buffalo and Rochester.