We are thrilled our players can earn an honest living using their skills on our horse racing platform. Fantasy games such as this product built around a community are going to be the way forward for gaming operators like us.
(PRWEB) October 11, 2006
Virtual Racehorse Shatters On-line Auction Record at Getminted.
The highest price paid for a virtual racehorse was struck yesterday when online trainer, Jonz79 successfully auctioned his cyber-colt, SilverBullet Jonz, for an unprecedented £2,500 (yes that is real English Pounds).
Paying £2,500 for a racehorse created online and which doesn't actually exist breathe or live may defy logic for most people who operate in the real world. People who own and train virtual horses with http://www.getmintedracing.com, the world's biggest virtual online horse racing community, can see their hobby stack up as a wise investment.
The colt, which originally cost £8, had already earned over £2,700 cash during its short but illustrious three month racing career. The hefty price-tag means another champion virtual racehorse for Andy Hargie Stables, who could easily recoup his investment ten-fold before retiring the iconic colt from competitive racing.
The opportunity to own a living, breathing racehorse remains a dream for many which is why Getminted put the site together Noel Rowse COO of the Getminted operation said, "We are thrilled our players can earn an honest living using their skills on our horse racing platform. Fantasy games such as this product built around a community are going to be the way forward for gaming operators like us."
Getminted Racing is a fantasy racing game which simulates the excitement of real-life racing. Members own, train and race virtual horses for real money. All the racing action takes place online against other trainers around the world.
The idea of online racing, training and ownership elevates virtual racing to a new dimension where victory can translate into actual cash winnings which trainers can withdraw anytime they choose.
True to real-life, the online horse racing community can buy and sell their horses through the highly anticipated monthly auctions. Sellers can set a minimum reserve on their horses but the free-market economy prevails as ultimately the final selling price is determined by buyers who base their bids according to a horse's racing history and potential earnings. The owners may be selling virtual horses but the prices they're fetching are cash. Online bidding wars have escalated into thousands of pounds. Virtual horse racing is aggressive business and owning a champion horse can mean the difference of make or break for highly competitive stables.
Virtual horse racing is big business; and if a £2,500 price-tag seems excessive for a virtual racehorse then consider this - stable owners on the platform have won just under £3,000,000 over the last 5 years.
Paying £2,500 or more for a thoroughbred virtual racehorse could in the years to come become commonplace if the colt's new owners turn in more winning results.
Driving this virtual horse racing phenomenon is Cashcade who offer a variety of online gaming products. A recent product extension on the Virtual Racing was the addition of fixed odds betting on the races so anyone can get involved by betting on the virtual events.