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Betting on horses

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by dalej42, Jan 18, 2013.

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  1. dalej42

    dalej42 Low-Roller

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    I know how to bet at a track. Many tracks have a machine where I can place my bets without waiting in line for a cashier. Do any race books have a similar system? I'm going to assume it is easy to get a Daily Racing Form or local track programs for free or very low cost.
     
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    It's very easy. Although a lot of the sports books play more sports than they used to, all still prefer horse bettors and are set up to accomodate them.
     
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    jfn111 Low-Roller

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    The Sports Book in the Plaza has ( last time I was there) a betting machine. I also prefer thyem but this is the only book I have found one in so far.
     
  4. DonD

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    Some race books have betting right from your seat. You set up an account first. Self service machines are being added to many of the books.
    When you bet through a teller, always say the track name, amount of bet, type of bet next and numbers last.

    They also have the cards that you can fill out and hand to the teller.

    Best of luck to you.
     
  5. Rhinestone Cowboy

    Rhinestone Cowboy Low-Roller

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    Any guesses at how drink tickets will work when the automated machines/at seat wagering are in place?
     
  6. Hugh Jass

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    Most books will give you the Daily Racing Form for free if you're staying there - just show your room key. Downtown, I think the Plaza is the only place with a betting machine. They only had 1 last time I was there and it didn't work very well.

    I believe the Mirage has portable terminals for horse bettors. It's a real nice room, clean. I just don't get down there often.

    As for drink tickets, my experience has been you'll get them if you ask regardless of bet size. But I usually play in smaller sports books. And if you occasionally make a $2 bet for the teller, you'll get plenty of drink tickets. :beer:
     
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    The Cantor books have the screens where you bet right from your seat. You need to make an account with them first.

    I have not tried this yet but the Cantor books are quite nice.
     
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