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Horse Racing at CET properties

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by Blue Sky 21, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. Blue Sky 21

    Blue Sky 21 Tourist

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    Hi, I’m staying at Paris on an upcoming trip. (usually Mlife)

    I enjoy a relaxing afternoon playing the horses and having some drinks. I’m looking for advice on your experience with horse racing at CET properties.

    1. Ease of getting drink tickets/per $ wagered

    2. Do they accept your TR card for bets

    3. Favorite CET book for watching the horses


    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. BlacklabberMike

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    Harrahs with an H to all three...... "the flag is up"
     
  3. jstyle20

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    Hey there. I am usually MLife too, because I like that I get a separate player number for the horse racing bets, and have been able to redeem for vouchers for restaurants many times. I have, however, stayed and played at Planet Hollywood a few times. I like their small sportsbook, and it has a nice area up top with personalized monitors for horse players. They do accept your TR card for bets, and the tellers were always very generous with drink coupons (tips go a long way). It's great there too, because the bar is right behind you, so if the cocktail waitresses aren't coming around frequently, you can just walk right up to the bar and redeem the drink ticket. If I put in a $60 pick 4 ticket, it was no problem to get 2-3 drink tickets. Once I had built rapport, the tellers would ask if I wanted more tickets after any bet I put in, regardless of cost. Hope this helps a bit!
     
  4. 93 Octane

    93 Octane Chief bottle washer

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    Harrahs would be the best TR property imo however The Orleans has a great horse racing setup with plenty of big screens dedicated to the ponies....drink service is usually spot on.
     
  5. Blue Sky 21

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    Thanks for the tips.

    I didn't even consider Harrahs, so I will probably check that out as well as Planet Hollywood.
     
  6. nfcwestbest

    nfcwestbest Low-Roller

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    I always play at Bally's race and sports book. On weekdays its pretty quiet. I rarely get shut out of a bet due to long lines. A bet of $10 will get you a drink ticket After the tellers get to know you i can usually get a drink ticket for a $5 bet.Just dont ask for one on every bet. If u keep it reasonable they will keep giving tickets. If theirs two races going at same time try and bet them at the same time.
     
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  7. Not at the table Carlos

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    This is one part of gambling I’ve never experienced. Can anybody link me to a really informative into to horse race betting? Not just different types of bets, but when are races, how many races per day/weekend, how to make the bets in comparison to other sports bets.

    I’ve always wanted to sit for a few hours and bet horses but I lack the knowledge
     
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    I would think twinspires.com would have this info.. it's hideously complicated to learn the different horses, tracks, trainers etc etc so I just bet $3 WPS on 6 every race, that's usually enough to get me a drink ticket with a $1 tip. Great way to kill three hours and still have fun
     
  9. BlacklabberMike

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    this is probably the best free site...
    https://www.equibase.com/

    and the daily racing form is excellent but you have to register to get access

    i wager via TVG
     
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  10. Blue Sky 21

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    The races run throughout the day/evening. Usually around 10 races per day/track.

    To wager with teller:
    1. Which racetrack
    2. Race #
    3. Bet amount and type.
    example: Aqueduct, race #1, $5 Win & Place on #3

    This is a relaxing way to spend some time gambling/drinking and you can also enjoy other sporting events at the same time.
     
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  11. nfcwestbest

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    this is good advice for a newbie horseplayer number 6 does come in top 3 very often. I would tweak it a little bit and only bet if the horses odds are under 15-1 if 6 is over 15-1 bet number 5. The best way to learn is get a knowegeable friend to take you to the races or racebook.
     
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  12. Greg66

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    e-ponies.com has a lot of free handicapping forecasts.
     
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    This is ludicrous and should be disregarded.
     
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  14. DerbyCityGal

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    We always spend quite a bit of time in the Paris sports book while we are in Vegas. We stay at Paris almost every time (could not get a room there this trip!). The book is small but not real busy during the week. I don't know if it's because they remember me (doubt!) but the tellers are very generous with drink tickets for the horse players. The bar is close and we just find it a relaxing way to spend the day when we get tired of the slots. Have fun!
     
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    When you get to the sportsbook take a look at the printout sheets for that day's racing action and find the corresponding track on the monitors.Personal monitors you can choose the channel to whatever track you like.Some tracks are closed certain days and some in the East Coast start around 1pm (Early10 am in LV)..

    Races usually run every 25-30 minutes unless a race is under question and was not clean,it takes time for the stewards to review the footage and determine each horses rightful position...Not fun when you have an easy winner and he gets dq'ed because he interfered with the horse behind him. Every race is un-official immediately after.When the Official lights up on the board it set in stone.


    Some bets in horseracing can get complicated but you will feel more comfortable as you get used to the whole deal.
    It's a crazy crazy ride once you get hooked..some great days and some bad days when you horse loses by less than a nose costing you a big payoff.
     
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    What do some of you who like to kill time do in terms of wager type and amount? Sure you could pick the favorite to show for $5 and win 60 cents but I assume there might be some slightly more fun wagers that are low risk? Or that might be it lol I honestly get murdered in horse races. Just can't seem to hit ever. Exacta box bets.. win bets. Just no luck haha
     
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    you could start a show parlay with $10 and if you hit, bet it all on another race, if it hits let it go...i've run it up to close to $100 a couple of times....

    not sure if vegas takes ten cent superfecta bets... you can box 5 horses for $12.00
     
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    Good recommendation ... didn't really think about doing a show parlay. Definitely could make it a little more fun. So easy to get stuck in exotic wagers and look at win, show, and place as cut and dry.
     
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    I didn’t realize you could have 2 mlife numbers.
     
  20. jstyle20

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    I dont think you can have 2 mlife numbers, but the sportsbooks at MLife (at least Luxor and NYNY) will give you a player number that you give them each time you place a horse racing bet. They both printed mine out on ptouch and put it on my mlife card. You get a different comp rebate with the horse bets, I believe 4%. I have used mine to get restaurant certificates (Tender, Shake Shack, etc) The book manager will look up your player number and let you know what dollars you have available, then just tell them which restaurant you want, and they will print you out a voucher. Definitely worth doing if you bet a decent amount on the ponies.