HOW TO BET ON HORSES & GREYHOUNDS

Learn how to off-track bet

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New to off-track betting? Don’t worry! We’ll have you off to the races in no time with helpful mutuel tellers ready to take your wagers, a comfortable, and smoke-free off-track betting room, as well as betting programs available for purchase; useful for handicapping the runners (horse and greyhound). Go with your gut and pick your favorite or dive into the data to find a winner—at off-track betting the choice is yours!

When you’re ready to bet on horse races or bet on greyhound races, take a moment to consider some of the most common types of wagers. Then, either place your wager with a friendly mutual teller or at one of our state-of-the-art electronic betting kiosks.

To Place a Wager with a Mutuel Teller:

  1. Tell the mutuel teller at the window which track you’re betting on.
  2. Give the race number.
  3. Give the amount of your wager.
  4. Give the type of wager.
  5. Give the program number (not the name) of the horse or greyhound you’re wagering on.

Popular Types Of Wagers:

Win, Place, Show

These are the “straight bets”; WIN means you’re wagering on a first-place finish; PLACE means you bet that your runner will appear first or second; SHOW means you’re hoping for a top-three finish.

Pick 3 and Pick 6

Predict the winners of three or six consecutive races. These are difficult to pick and ‘carryover pools’ in the Pick 6 can get quite high when no one has been successful for a while.

Daily Double

To win, pick the winner of the first and second race. Your bet must be placed before the start of the first race

Quiniella

To win, pick two runners to finish first and second—in either order, in any single race.

Exacta

Like the Quiniella, except the two runners you pick must finish in exact order.

Superfecta

It says “super,” so you know it’s a big one to win. A straight Superfecta is played by picking the first four horses to finish in exact order—not easy, but an enormous payoff for winners.