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Horse betting question

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by C0usineddie, May 16, 2016.

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  1. C0usineddie

    C0usineddie VIP Whale

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    I have never bet on horses before but am interested in it. My question is about show bets.

    Say I bet $2 on a horse to show. It comes in 3rd. The board says the payout is something like

    8.20 win 4.60 place 2.80 show

    Does that mean when I cash in my ticket the give me my $2 back plus .80 cents or do they give me the $2 bet back plus $2.80?
     
  2. Tony Y

    Tony Y Low-Roller

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    Eddie. You will receive $2.80 for that ticket. Profit of .80 cents
     
  3. bigalbr

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    The few times I went to the horse track, betting show on the favorites was a decent way to participate in the gambling without taking much risk. Particularly on horses, if you bought a couple of tip sheets, figured out what horse was the consensus favorite, then made a show bet on him, you would usually win it. Not a winning strategy, but usually a low loss strategy.

    Of course, I learned to bet at the dog track and the quinella box was my bet. I think that's pretty much an exacta wheel bet on horses?
     
  4. jamesxnj

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    There is a term called-'Bridgejumpers' What people do when they bet a huge amount of $ on a heavy favorite to show and it finishes out of the $
    Some cappers look for this angle trying to hit a large show payout with a few bets on other horses.
     
  5. Its Only Money

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    It is best to do you Bridge Jumping in MA, WV and IA. Those states require at least a 10% return on your bet. All other states only require 5%.
     
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