Irish bookies say tax to benefit horse racing is ‘illogical’

IrishSpockAre Paddy Power bookies or Trekkies? You have to wonder, when they choose words like ‘illogical’ to describe the Irish government’s proposal to fund the nation’s ailing horse racing industry with taxes on telephone- and online-betting operations. The Paddy people aren’t entirely artless, however, stating that the whole notion of propping up horse racing should be “put out to pasture.” Well, guess that’s better than saying the tax violated the prime directive or something… Read more.