Q. Which of the following best describes your regular betting activity?
|I regularly bet on horse races and will place a bet on the Melbourne Cup||16%||18%||20%||10%||25%||8%|
|I rarely bet on horse races but will watch the Melbourne Cup and place a bet||26%||28%||26%||23%||25%||26%|
|I will watch the Melbourne Cup but will not place a bet||26%||17%||26%||35%||25%||28%|
|I have never been interested in the Melbourne Cup and will not place a bet||32%||36%||28%||32%||26%||38%|
- Around a third of people are not interested in the Melbourne Cup and will not place a bet on Tuesday (32%). A quarter (26%) will place a bet on the race, despite rarely betting and the same number will watch the race without betting (26%). The remaining 16% say they regularly bet on horse races and will place a bet on the Melbourne Cup.
- Men are more likely than women to bet regularly on horse racing (25% to 8%).
- Despite having less interest in horse racing than other age groups, people aged over 55 are just as likely to watch the Melbourne Cup or place a bet on the race (68%).
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