Hi, my name is Dave and I am looking to build an app based around Australian horse racing and its betting markets.
I enjoy betting on horses but can't always afford it so I want to be able to offer a similar betting service to the TAB or Sportsbet here in Australia but you don't use real money(unless you need to top up fake dollars). It would need to use real-time odds of the horses so the person can play while they are in the betting shop/TAB or even at the track. All the same win/place bets etc need to be offered also and calculated the same as a regular betting site here in Australia.
(I am sure there would need to be warnings and over 18+ to play etc but I will need to be guided by developers in that regards). Obviously the betting needs to coincide with the race schedule, i.e when the race starts the betting closes etc. I would also like to incorporate international racing and others codes of racing such as harness racing and the greyhound racing so there is opportunity to play approx 18hrs of the day. Again if you look at the TAB or Sportsbet website you will see what I mean.
Another way to explain what I am trying to do is by saying that there are 'free slot' app games out there (Like Heart of Vegas) which allow you to play the slot machines with no risk of losing money(again unless you pay a few dollars for a top up of fake dollars).
There would need to be the ability for players to top up their fake money at a small cost (real money). Players would get a daily or maybe every 3 hours a free allocation of money so they can play at no cost.
I see that most games have a share moment with the likes of Facebook etc so I would guess that would need to be in there. 'Share the big win with there mates'.
I would need to be guided on other ways to recoup costs of the site/app i.e marketing for other games, businesses etc.
I will leave it there for now, I don't have a budget for this I atm, just looking to get an idea on costings before I can go any further.
Thanks to all who respond.