Lets get at it shall we? Ever
wanted to know how the whole horse race gambling thing
worked? Well now is your chance to learn. Check back
over the next week for our updating lesson in how
to gamble on the horses.
Part 1 - Straight
WIN - A "WIN"
bet is just what it sounds like: betting that the
horse you pick will win the race. You win if the horse
PLACE - For
a horse to "PLACE" it must finish the race
either first or second. This bet generally pays less
than the win bet but it gives you two chances to win
instead of just one.
SHOW - For a
horse to "SHOW" it must finish the race
either first, second or third. This bet generally
pays less than either the win or place bet, but it
gives you three chances to get a return for your investment.
ACROSS THE BOARD - This
is a quick way to say that I want to bet a horse to
finish in any of the first three positions etc. ($2
Across The Board = $2 to win, $2 to place, and $2
to show). If the horse wins you collect all three
bets. If the horse finishes 2nd then you collect the
place and show bets. If the horse finishes 3rd then
you will only collect the show bet.
A Group Try
- The SHOW PARLAY - This is always fun to do when
you are at the track with a group of friends. Each
participant contributes to the pool of betting money
(i.e. $5). You elect a captain to make the wager.
Everyone participating gets to vote for their choice
of the horse to show. You place the bet on the horse
that gets the most votes. If the horse finishes in
the top three positions you add the winnings to the
pool of betting money and select another race to do
the same thing.
Remember that it is not
a good idea for this parlay bet or any other bet to
attempt to play every race on the card. Some races
are much harder to determine the winners. These races
should be passed and save your money for better opportunities.
As with most everything in life it is more fun to
win than lose.
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by Ciaran Wednesday at 7:59am