Bookmakers – entertainment for smart
The first betting shops have appeared in ancient Egypt. Cockroach races held exclusively during the holidays in the temples, and the organization of totalizator belonged priests – so cunning way they lured donations. Centuries later, the interest of the person to win betting regarding the four-legged – and sometimes “Sixpawed”! – A friend has not abated. Since the theory of probability of significant changes over the last hundred years did not change the result of betting is also difficult to predict today, like centuries ago.
What is betting – all-consuming passion, or one of a relatively peaceful species of leisure? The well-known Russian businessman and philanthropist in the nineteenth century, very precise answer to this question – is entertainment for the intelligent and dependence for fools. (Note that the term “gambling” at that time was not born yet). But who are these fools and wise? Today psychologists also believe that bookmakers attend two types of people. Some are betting solely for sport, others seriously expect leniency fortune.
Fans of “zoological Olympics” (fortunately, the overwhelming majority – about 90%) come to the race track for the sake of competition, they are not so important cash prize, as the atmosphere. Many of these races fans prefer dogs or other animals without a jockey, to remove the “human factor” and predestined outcome. The loss in this case is considered as the fans just payment for the spectacle.
The remaining 10% – professional players. They are of little interest to “the process”, the best of them have their own strategy for victory, and they were equally successful bet on sports, regardless of content, they are willing to pay for information from “inside”, and even as much as to influence the outcome of the race. However, such units, the majority of 10% do not have a “game of discipline,” and come to the racetrack with the naive to get rich. After winning a couple of times, would-player becomes convinced that he put his hand on the hip cool fortune to the last rate increase on sports. The result is predictable.
It should be noted that professional “suppliers” have a positive influence on the development of the industry, as well as breeding animals sporting breeds, “vskarmlivaya” new and new champions. Besides there is a historical example – Count Orlov-Cesme, originally reputed gambler, by method of training horses for future champions. In factories graph were derived famous Orlov breed, and the hobby Rysin runs captures nearly all of the nobility. On their money was built Moscow Hippodrome.
The excitement is not just the thrill and parting with the last penny. It should send it to the desired channel, and it will be the engine of progress.