Greyhound Racing How to Bet, Tips and More
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When you're at the track, remember, we want you to have fun and be successful. If you have any questions, be sure to ask any member of our staff and they will be delighted to help.
Placing Your Bet
Placing a bet is easy. You never have to feel intimidated or that you're going to say something wrong. Just remember these easy hints and steps. Before you go to the window, write down your selections and the amount you want to bet. Have your money or winning ticket in hand, and then...
- Tell the clerk the track you want to bet.
- Tell the clerk the race you want to bet.
- Tell the clerk the dollar amount and type of bet.
- Tell the clerk the numbers you have selected.
- Example: "I would like Phoenix, 4th race, $2.00 Quiniela, 1-2." That's all there is to it!
Check Your Ticket Before Leaving The Window
Always check your ticket(s) before leaving the teller window to make sure the bet, track, race number and date are correct. Tickets cannot be changed or canceled after leaving the teller window.
Never throw your ticket away, unless you are positive it is not a winner. If there is any doubt, let the teller's computer tell you by reading the ticket.
How To Cash A Winner
As soon as the race is declared official, take your winning ticket to any window and give it to the mutuel clerk. The display screen on the machine will show the amount of your winnings. To save time, make your next wager at the same time you cash your winning ticket.
Winning tickets must be redeemed 180 days following the last race of each meet. The first meet ends the last week in June. The second meet ends December 31.
The Pari-Mutuel Concept
The great thing about pari-mutuel wagering is that the majority of the money wagered goes right back into the hands of the bettors. The track, the state and the greyhound owners simply receive a straight percentage of each wager. The rest of the money is placed in a pool and paid out proportionally to each winner. The number of people who bet on the same dogs determines the odds and therefore, the payoff.