A day before its death sentence, the city's Off Track Betting Corporation voted to keep the bankrupt gambling agency open for another year. After thinking the OTB was dead, Gov. Paterson came to the rescue and agreed to a temporary plan that would "share the burden" of the OTBs debts and allow gamblers to place bets online. Over 1,300 jobs were at risk if the organization had closed as planned, and all OTB locations would have been shut down. Staten Island should be thrilled.