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posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 12:41 PM
Anyone go to the race tracks regularly or familiar with the horse racing industry in America?

Just wondering what is the income or age of an average horse race gambler.

I wasn't able to find anything on google

posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 12:55 PM
reply to post by balon0
i'll keep searching for a little while but i'm sure some statistics can be found but here is something for you to ponder: this is in reference to horse racing -

The problem is that most of the bookmaker's customers simply haven't a clue. That's not supposed to sound harsh, but it's true, and unless you are in the 2% that currently make a long term profit, that includes you. Their customers range from the average 'Saturday' gambler, through the serious enthusiast, right up to the professional gambler, who earns his living from the bookmaker. It works like a pyramid, with the many 'Saturday' gamblers at the bottom, and the very few professionals at the top, making steady and consistent winnings each and every day. Somewhere in the middle lies the vast body of enthusiasts who dedicate hours to studying racing form, fitness and jockeys. They come with their preconceptions of what makes a good runner, and for the most part, they know the sport pretty well, yet they still seem to lose overall – their problem lies with a lack of understanding of simple mathematics and probability, rather than lack of knowledge. The odds will always lie in favor of the bookmaker – after all, he sets them. Unless you know exactly how to increase your likelihood of winning, you're going to fall into the same traps as everyone else.

and here is a site that might be able to give you what you are looking for -

posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 01:24 PM
I own a couple race horses.

The track brings in all ages.

I doubt you could find accurate stats on gamblers.

posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 01:44 PM
I work in a casino that has an OTB room, I mostly see older men, either African-American or Caucasian. That is during the day, though. When I'm there at night it is usually the same with a smattering of younger men, also African-American or Caucasian.

posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 05:48 PM
Thanks for the info guys.

But yeah so far its been really hard to get specific case studies on ages, income, gender, and race for the horse race gamblers.

I guess it is true that the track does bring in people from all ages.

posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 05:53 PM
reply to post by musselwhite

Thanks musselwhite, greatly appreciate your help.

The website you mentioned did help me to kinda get where I am looking for. I wished there were more websites like that but focused on American horse racing.

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