The age bar for racing horses was not formalized till a few decades ago as most breeders allowed their horses to race from the time they completed two years of age. With the growth of professional practices in horse racing there was growing criticism of using young horses for racing. So breeders began racing them from age of three years and then retiring them at ten to fifteen years. According to experts, horses become skeletally mature only at the age of five years and racing them before that age will lead to muscular and joint injuries that can impair their ability to race for a long duration of time.
10 year old racing horses
There are a number of horses that manage to stay active in races at the age of 10 years. After a few initial years of racing when horses show signs of exhaustion along with wear and tear of muscles and tendons, they are sent away for a few years of rest and recuperation. During this period horses are given plenty of exercise under trainers and farmhands on a daily basis to prepare them for races. Every racing horse is given a year or two of rest before being introduced to racing tracks again after regular practice.
Depending on a racing horse’s physical condition and lack of serious injuries it may be used for races till the age of 15 years though at some racetracks there are age restrictions for thoroughbred horses. Trainers and breeders accept the fact that standard-bred horses cannot race beyond the age of 13 years even if they are in good health. Though most states do not have limitations for horses during races, New York limits it to 14 years to avoid injury and possible death. To keep young horses in top racing condition, trainers insist that they should not be kept away from the race track for too long during their rest periods as it makes them unfit to take on the stress of racing again.
The issue of exchanging money in online gambling has not often blessed patrons with the uttermost clarity. In the online gaming industries formative years, many were sceptical as to just how safe giving and receiving money was, or could ever be. When the internet was new news, not many individuals would have even ever considered spending money over it, let alone gambling money over it. As time passed however, more people became partial to the idea of it – helped along the way by the always trustworthy titans of secure online depositing still out there doing business to this day.
Perhaps the most famous payment service of its kind active world-over today, PayPal was founded back in 1998. In the time since it was founded, the service has established itself as the trendsetter within its industry. Making its name as a subsidiary of eBay, the service is now used in all forms of business and as a primary fund transferring tool within modern online gaming and gambling.
Formerly known as Moneybookers, Skrill is an e-commerce organisation which allows for streamlined and safe payments between parties over the internet. Essentially the British version of PayPal, the service is used world-over and is favoured by many online gambling enthusiasts within the UK and elsewhere throughout the world.
Available in 15 languages and with a gross annual turnover of $89million, there’s no denying that Neteller owns its own considerably-sized chunk of the e-wallet market. A little less known than our other two cos, the service is the first choice of thousands of businesses and individuals alike.
Which European nation can be considered to be the most active in terms of gambling? Can societal and cultural traits be directly tied to attitudes about wagering and casino gaming?
One could easily think of Ireland as a nation associated with a propensity towards games of chance, and this assumption would be entirely based on the “luck of the Irish” folklore. As it happens, Ireland actually has more of an active role developing mobile casino apps and games than actually playing them.
Germany is a major market for mobile casino action; however, it does not come close to the United Kingdom. Specifically, the beautiful Scottish city of Glasgow, historically known as a cradle of philosophers and shipbuilders, is also home to a substantial number of mobile casino players.
Internet Casino Play and Sports Wagering in the UK
In July 2015, a gaming website dedicated to online roulette games conducted a survey among more than 2,000 players from 12 European nations about their attitudes towards gambling. The survey revealed that one out of four British residents are enjoying mobile casinos these days, but the figures from Glasgow are even more revealing.
When it comes to mobile slot machines and online roulette games, Glasgow residents are betting an average of $200 euros per year, more than any other average in other European cities. The nice Scottish people, on average, are not afraid to plunk down nearly 1,700 euros per year on sports wagers.
UK bookmakers tend to like Scottish players, who seem to enjoy gambling at its purest form, which means that they live by the doctrine of “win some, lose some.” The Association of British Bookmakers estimates that 70 percent of Scottish society engages in a game of chance now and then.
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This certainly is not the best of the times for casinos in Macau. In fact, it may actually be among the lowest points in the history of gambling revenues recorded in the casinos of the city. As per a report by the Statistics and Census Service of the city, March 2015 was the worst time for Macau-based casinos after the melt-down experienced in 2012 (September). Around 2.27 million people visited casinos in Macau in March 2015, which depicted a decline of 13.5 percent compared to the figures of March 2014.
Gambling market in casino badly hit
Moreover, the gaming revenue of the gambling industry in Macau also saw a sharp dip with an almost 40 percent decline in the numbers compared annually. The industry, which witnessed a steady growth for about ten years was booming a few years ago. However, since the past ten years, it has been struggling with falling numbers. The punters are blaming it on the corruption crackdown by the national government, which is keeping the high rollers from playing at casinos in the city.
Tourists trying their luck at casinos in Macau were a prominent part of the revenue of the industry. In the first four months of the year, about 70 percent gamblers from the home country visited casinos in Macau, but since March the number has been declining steeply. A drop of 17.6 percent was recorded in the numbers when compared with those of March 2014.
Angus Chan and Anthony Wong, analysts from UBS Securities Asia Ltd predicted that the numbers are expected to fall even in the future. They said that the figures could fall down by almost 40 percent for the month of April.
Edmonton is saying “Au revoir” to the venerable Baccarat Casino and ushering in construction on a bigger, better casino, just across the street.
Edmonton’s Baccarat Casino is set to be torn down and relocated as part of an effort to revitalize the downtown Edmonton area. The Baccarat Casino had a poor reputation, and the city council, for one, is glad to see it go. The Baccarat Casino was often mocked by Edmonton residents as one of the “ugliest buildings” in the city, and gamblers across the country were relieved by news of the impending move. A cramped, one-storey building, the Baccarat Casino was just too small for the ambitions of its players.
The new building is already in the early stages of construction, and it has a new name, too: the Grand Villa. Construction on the new home of gambling in Edmonton begins in earnest starting in late 2015.
Both the old Baccarat Casino and the new Grand Villa are owned and operated by Gateway Casinos. Although it will be just next door to the old building, Gateway Casinos CEO Tony Santo says the new Grand Villa will be “worlds away” from the Baccarat Casino, which only had one snack bar and limited parking. The Grand Villa will be “a place where people can go, have a good time, be entertained and if you want to gamble, you can do that, too,” said Santo at a news conference announcing the move.
The Grand Villa will be a $32-million, 60,000-square-foot gamblers’ paradise right in the middle of downtown Edmonton. But the Grand Villa promises to be much more than just a casino. There will be large entertainment spaces, several fine restaurants and, of course, plenty of tables offering all flavors of baccarat, poker and blackjack.
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PokerStars may be going through an aggressive expansion plan, but their new businesses are coming at a cost. One of their most high profile representatives, Victoria Coren Mitchell, has quit her deal with the company in light of recent events. Ms. Mitchell is upset with PokerStars after they confirmed their plans to create an online casino.
Ms. Mitchell is an avid poker fan, in addition to being a professional player, but she does not share PokerStars’ views on an online casino. She believes that the rise in online casinos has done nothing to help people who have gambling addictions. In fact, she believes that online casinos make it harder for gambling addicts to take control of their problem.
This is what Coren Mitchell had to say on the matter: “Despite spending many years representing PokerStars, I am sorry to say that our association has come to an end. I believe that it is my personal and professional duty to end this association because of their plans to open an online casino.”
The criticisms of Coren Mitchell are not a surprise. She has always been a strong advocate of safe gambling practices, especially when it comes to other casino games. Her belief is that poker is a game where skill and chance mix. Players know the score in poker. They are facing each other, not a casino that always has a house edge. With games such as blackjack, roulette, craps and baccarat, players are always at a significant disadvantage.
PokerStars did make attempts to keep Coren Mitchell on board. They assured her that she would not have to promote their online casino, but that was not enough to change her mind. “Even though I would not be directly endorsing the online casino, continuing to work for PokerStars amounted to passive acceptance of their plans,” she said.
For the fourth straight month, the gaming revenues from the casino operations of 35 casinos in Macau took a precipitous drop in September. The drop of 11.7 percent (29 billion patacas in September 2013 to 25.6 billion patacas in September 2014) also represents the largest such drop since June of 2009. The most surprising part was the number came out a little better expected by analysts who were looking for a drop of 13-15 percent.
What is causing the Drop?
At this time, there are two primary factors that are causing this strain on revenues. First, the overall economy in China has been slowing, causing casual or mass market gamblers to take a more conservative approach with their discretionary spending. Secondly, a crackdown on corruption amongst some of the wealthiest companies, private individuals and government officials is keeping high-rollers from frequenting their favorite casinos. A couple of secondary factors are current visa restrictions and labour unrest that is coming as a result of a worker shortage in the area.
What Does the Future Hold
After several years of robust growth, it would appear that gambling operations in Macau need to brace themselves for a rocky ride. As the economy slows, it’s too early to determine how long this issue will continue. According to an anonymous gaming analyst, “The crackdown, transit visa restrictions and other factors have hit revenues and we don’t expect this situation to get better anytime soon.”
The big losers figure to be the workers in Macau. The gaming industry is responsible for 90% of the tax revenues received by the government, which figures to affect the ongoing development of the infrastructure needed to support future casino projects like the eight major casino projects currently under development. Also, any resulting layoffs from a recession would be a terrible strain on labour negotiations that are currently taking place.
Shinzo Abe- Japan’s Prime Minister- has reportedly expressed an interest on allowing for the presence of some casinos in Japan in hopes that such a move would work to boost the Japanese economy. Already, the government of Japan has reported plans to open “integrated resorts” or casinos to economic strategizing. As of June 13, three officials of the Japanese government had provided information verifying this news.
Abe had in fact repeatedly expressed support for casinos in the last weeks of May and the early part of June. During a trip to Singapore in May, Abe had been quotes as saying that integrated resorts would benefit governmental attempts to improve economic health.
The government of Japan has several goals set forth that it hopes to meet by 2020. One of these goals is to boost tourism income by attracting twice as many travelers to Japanese destinations annually. Those who support the opening of casino resorts in Japan feel that such attractions would be likely to bring in more foreign visitors while also bringing in money from Japanese citizens who are interested in gambling.
Officials who provided information regarding this upcoming economic move by the government reported that the Japanese government had at first implementing the casino idea in the package of economic stimulation measures that began last year and were known as “Japan is Back”. However, certain cabinet members decided to wait on the casino measure until the general public was more aware of the casino industry and familiar with its benefits.
According to Brokerage CLSA, Japan could bring in as much as $40 billion thanks to a casino economic initiative.