Media Man Group has temporarily halted any business
related to the Australian horse racing industry until
it is cleaned up to a level satisfactory to Media
Man management, and to the Australian public at large.
The widespread mistreatment of animals is unacceptable.
betting to grow despite turbulent economy - 17th
at the racetrack and the oval won't be put off
by tough economic times, while casino and lottery
customers will cut back over the next two years,
a report predicts.
Revenue from horse and sports betting is expected
to grow by 11.9 per cent this financial year,
as the sector rebounds from the effects of equine
influenza, a report by business analyst IBISWorld
industry analyst Angela Kidson said the racing
industry had experienced a loss of 9.3 per cent
in revenue over the 2007/08 financial year.
rebounding from (fiscal) 2008 which was a terrible
year for them with the equine influenza,'' Ms
hit the industry very hard: race numbers were
down 16 per cent.''
the 2009/10 financial year, the sector is expected
to grow at a slower rate of around 2.5 per cent,
buoyed by new interactive digital pay-TV betting
report anticipates that further interest rate
cuts and the Federal Government's stimulus initiatives
will increase average household disposable income
by 4.98 per cent early next year.
only a minimal portion of that is likely to be
put into pokies or spent on lotto tickets, as
disposable incomes are forecast to fall again
in late 2009.
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