WHO’S KEEPING TABS OF TAB?

WHO'S KEEPING TABS OF TAB 1
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At a time when the racing world is dining out on Black Caviar who has time for porridge and which leads us to the way TAB outlets in Oz have been allowed to deteriorate and wither show a combination of smugness, ignorance and arrogance marketing gremlins at work.

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(Source: TAB)

What hat nearly every TAB is painfully understaffed as it is very doubtful that in 2013 anyone sees this as a career highlight.

WHO'S KEEPING TABS OF TAB 2
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So, what usually get is one person taking orders for food and drinks, dealing with the kitchen staff, serving the meals, cleaning up the tables and, slotted in-between all this being the arduous task of taking bets and incurring the wrath of frustrated punters.

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As for those “jukebox” touch-screen “self service” computer Old Mother Hubbard cupboards shoved into TABS, they add to the frustrations. They seldom work. And if one punters has first dibs on it and takes one over, well, one is driven to the corporates and TABs become the meeting place for nickel and dime punters, derelicts and like many William Hill outlets in the UK, venues that one is almost em ing into. Why? It’s for losers and those happy with making ten bucks.

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Nothing wrong with that, but it’s the environment of these venues- rundown and looking fucking filthy- and which then attracts many who keep racing being a mugs game and a sport aligned to pokies and just any type of cheap gamble.

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Elitism IS sometimes needed- or, at least, some form of exclusivity ‘cos if not, the very image of making horse racing a mainstream glamour sport is DOA along with the many ways in which the TAB brand has been allowed to deteriorate and drag racing down with it and become a very cheap looking white elephant.

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As mentioned, at a time when we are reveling in the exploits of Black acing should be TRYING to upgrade the sport. After all, a chain is only as strong as its weakest and cheapest link.

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(Source: Daily Telegraph)

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One Response to WHO’S KEEPING TABS OF TAB?

  1. Robert Bates says:

    Afternoon

    Yes I agree with your comments regarding TAB outlets. There are 2 close by which run as Pub TAB and they are my last resort, I am prepared to go the extra distance to go to a TAB where I can have a bet, read the punters guide and generally not be annoyed by a drunken yob

    Robert Bates

    0893494740

    0404450041

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