Virtual Horse Racing Is About To Get Real As Unique Concept Launches In UK

(PR Buzz) January 4, 2013 -- Virtual horse racing in the UK is about to take a step closer to reality with the opening of betting on the virtual racecourse from the horse racing strategy game at This introduces a human element and makes virtual horse racing a serious betting prospect for the first time. This unique concept launches with a free to enter competition on 7th January 2013.

If you've ever spent an afternoon in a UK betting office, you can't help but have noticed the virtual horse races broadcast by SIS, from fictional locations such as Portman Park, Steepledowns and Sprintvalley. You may have even had a flutter on one, particularly if it is a rain-soaked day and cancellations mean these cartoon races are pretty much all the live racing action there is on offer.

The reality of these virtual racecourses is that beyond the graphics, there is little resemblance to real horse racing. They are, in fact, no more than a simple lucky numbers draw where the 'favourite' is represented most often in the pool. All this is about to change as the unique virtual racecourse at opens for betting to residents of the UK and Ireland for the first time.

Newturf is a multi-player, horse racing strategy game and its races offer a unique betting proposition. Each virtual racehorse possesses individual characteristics which govern preferences for varying ground conditions and race distances, as well as its responsiveness to the jockey, resolution in the closing stages of a race and more. What really makes betting on Newturf races different, however, is the human element. Virtual racehorses are owned, trained and ridden by real people. These people will have varying skills and abilities which they use to determine choice of race, long-term development and race strategy. All these factors influence the outcome of a race and give true meaning to form.

Palamax Betting and Gaming, the owners of, are licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and operate the pari-mutuel betting platform via a portal, in conjunction with Horse Racing Buzz. The portal will launch in Beta on 7th January 2013 with a competition based on virtual cash, designed to familiarise users with the platform. Players will be able to place virtual bets and there will be prizes for those who perform best in the two weeks running up to January 21st, when the platform will open to real, cash betting. As an additional incentive, there will be 0% deductions during the Beta period, meaning that all bets will be entirely redistributed as winnings to those that select correctly. Specializing in virtual horse racing, Horse Racing Buzz will provide regular tipping columns, help guides and articles on how to read the form, as well as access to the raceviewer and betting portal.

Types of bets available will include win, place, exacta, trifecta and combination bets will also be possible. You can place bets and watch live virtual horse racing daily at

Palamax Betting and Gaming Ltd is pioneering the skill gaming industry by making a bridge between online gambling and sports management games. We are the owners and designers of horse racing strategy game. Horse Racing Buzz is a sports entertainment website specialising in virtual horse racing. We are based in the UK.

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