Hazel Park Raceway

Hazel Park, Michigan

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The Basics – Win/Place/Show

There are a variety of types of wagers you can make but the most basic ones are Win, Place and Show. If you bet a horse to Win, it must finish first for you to win the bet. If you bet a horse to Place, it must finish either 1st or 2nd for you to win. If you bet a horse to Show, it can come in 1st, 2nd or 3rd and you win. Payoffs are determined by the odds established on any particular horse. The odds vary depending on how much is bet on that horse. The more money bet on a horse (total of ALL bets made for that type of bet), the lower its odds and the less it will pay off. A Win bet normally pays better than a Place bet, and a Place bet normally pays better than a Show bet. Odds displayed on the TV screen and the tote board (in the middle of the track) reflect the payoff odds for a Win wager. To Place a Win, Place or Show Wager with a Mutuels Teller For example, if you want to place a $2 wager for the #3 horse in the 4th race at Hazel Park Raceway to Win, you would walk up to the teller and say the following. The same pattern holds true for Place and Show bets too. - Name of Track (Hazel Park Raceway) - Race Number (Race 4) - Amount of bet ($2) - Type of Wager (To Win) - Horse Number (On #3) - Give the teller $2 To Place a Win, Place or Show Wager at a Betting Machine In order to make a wager at a betting machine, you must first obtain a cash voucher. You can get a cash voucher either by feeding your money into the betting machine (if it is one which accepts bills) or by purchasing one from one of the mutual tellers. So that you don’t need to wait in line for a teller each time you want to bet, you might want to purchase a cash voucher in a larger amount that would last a few races. An example of making the same bet as above on a betting machine ($2 bet for the #3 horse in the 4th race at Hazel Park Raceway to Win), you would walk up to the betting machine and press the buttons in the following order. The same pattern holds true for Place and Show bets too. - Insert cash or your cash voucher into betting machine (Note: You can purchase a cash voucher from a Mutuels teller.) - Select the Name of Track (Hazel Park Raceway) from the buttons along top of screen (press “Other” if the track you want to bet on is not displayed) Note: The screen will advance to the next set of choices each time you make one of these selections - Select Race Number (Race 4) - Select amount of bet ($2) - Select Type of Wager (To Win) - Select Horse Number (On #3) - Select Print Ticket (Located in bottom right of the Horse Number screen) - Voucher will print out with your wager on it - THEN PRESS “RETURN BALANCE” TO COLLECT WHAT AMOUNT IS LEFT ON YOUR VOUCHER