Beats the hell out of me.
I'm sure Mr. Richards didn't just ride into Jasper on a wagonload of pumpkins. No, he knows what he's doing with his money - past, present and future.
No doubt, poker, horses and simo will sustain him, while the 'necessary evil' (jai-alai) will hang around, just to keep everything legal. Without a doubt, he has slots in his crosshairs.
Will he try to jettison jai-alai as soon as the slots arrive? Probably.
But, you know, it really would have neen nice if he could have thrown us a bone somewhere along the line. Come on Chalk Talk and give us a pep talk? Do something to recognize the game that is greasing the skids to future payoffs?
But, no, nothing! Nary a murmur from Richmond (corporate). You'd think they'd want to line us up on their side - the last remaining jai-alai fans might offer some help, no?