Tote figures buck economic downtrend

Gold Circle’s Commercial Executive Patrick Loker was ebullient after the Vodacom Durban July totalisator figures showed an upturn from last year in every department despite the budgeted amounts having predicted a downturn.

He said, “We are exceptionally pleased to have achieved this in the current economic climate and I would like to thank everybody who contributed.”

Gold Circle’s totalisators turned over R28,116,818 on the July alone compared to R27,728,586 last year, an up turn of 1,4%, and this was 9,62% higher than their budgeted for figure of only R25,648,994.

SAFTOTE turnovers showed a 5,16% increase on the July, going up from R56,095,080 to R58,987,753.

Gold Circle’s totalisators turned over R58,867,624 on the Greyville meeting on Saturday, which was 0,2% higher than last year and 8,32% higher than their budgeted for figure.

SAFTOTE turned over R127,960,447 on the Greyville meeting, which was 7,71% higher than last year.

Gold Circle’s turnovers for all venues on the day was R62,803,905, which was 1,01% higher than last year and 8,94% higher than their budgeted for figure.

SAFTOTE’s turnover for all venues was R144,992,274, which was 7,34% higher than last year.

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