Nothing beats the excitement of being at an actual race track, right within a throng of people expecting their favored runners and jockeys to do well in the race. During the last 25 years he has been managing banking and online transaction processing technologies for private and public sectors. There is that murmur of anticipation in the air and tickets are held tightly in pursed fingers as the horses make a bolting start. Some people choose to go to places that offer OTB or Off-Track Betting. Online wager placement system is now quickly gaining its own set of followers, and horse racing enthusiasts need only to open an account to be able to place and calculate stakes and strategies.
Jimmy Mayon (MBA, BSEE) is a technologist with an enthusiasm for Horse Racing. Today he specializes in open source development using Java, PHP, Linux, and MySQL.
. The race is over much too soon. In online simulcasting, major races are not only shown direct, but have accompanying background and betting aids (like exotic bets calculators) for the serious minded bettors. A crowd is there, betting takes place, and the atmosphere is almost like that of the race track (minus of course the smell of horse sweat.) Live feed (or even delayed satellite feed) from the race track all but brings the experience alive. But still, there are many people who cannot afford to go to OTBs for a variety of reasons.
This is where the Internet becomes a powerful betting ally. For them this is a serious investment. Whether that player is in the vicinity of the race track or in another part of the world, video and audio streaming is making the live telecast feed of horse racing a regular event.
Some hard nosed players are in it for the game after all, and not for the frivolity of co-mingling with other people. It is quite easy to get caught up in the hysteria of it all, and nothing can top that experience than the thought that you actually have a winning ticket.
Unfortunately for the vast majority of people out there, being part of that cheering crowd of people is next to impossible. The contenders speed away, just as fast as the voice of the commentators – just like the blurry images and sounds that they are. Many websites these days are now offering simulcasting, literally bringing the horse races into the homes of the players