Let’s face it – our industry is in a spot of bother. Luckily we still love the races as much as you do, and when it comes staying in touch with your members between major meetings, encouraging a sense of community, and even pre-selling memberships and hospitality packages, letting us run a punters club for you – for free – might just be the ticket.
Punting and saving at the same time?
People are quick to scoff at the idea that you can save money having a punt. We don’t profess for a second that punting is an investment strategy, but it’s a simple fact that the average racing club with 100 members throwing in just $50 a month and having a laugh on the punt for a year, will have over $50,000 in their kitty when the next Cup meeting rolls around. How? 100 members x $50 x 12 weeks = $60,000. The average bookie margin over time is less than 10%, so even if your club has some complete muppets on the punt (like yours truly) and you allow for double those losses, there will still be $50,000 (or $500 a head), to put toward things like membership, a Cup hospitality package, and maybe a little left over to cash out and put back through the tote and the betting ring on the day.
How Does It Work?
Punt Club was setup to let more people experience the joy of betting with their mates towards a common goal, but without the admin nightmare that goes with it. Our platform
- collects the money automatically
- supports the typical bet-some-bank-some approach of most clubs
- reminds you when it’s your turn to bet
- handles the betting itself
- tells all members what you’re backing and whether it won
- tracks performance of club members on a leaderboard
- facilitates and encourages banter amongst the group
- helps the captain get approvals on withdrawals or purchases
- manages the divvy up of cash at the end of your season
You even get your own URL – puntclub.com/yourclub – and the whole palaver is handled automatically – all that’s left for you to do is decide what your members are going to do with the money (knocking over their annual membership fee, and/or selling some tickets to a fat hospitality marquee on Cup day would be a most sensible course of action, and the smaller regular amounts makes stumping up the cash both easy and fun).
Sign me up, Scotty.
Getting amongst it is as easy as sending an email – just ping firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll drop in for a chat and take you through the options. This might just be the start of something beautiful.