How to wager

 Placing a bet is very 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 then...

    1. Tell the clerk which track you desire to bet.
    2. Tell the clerk the race number you desire to bet.
    3. Tell the clerk the dollar amount and type of bet.
    4. Tell the clerk the blanket numbers you desire to bet.

EXAMPLE: 'I'd like Birmingham, 4th race, $2 Quinella, 1-2.' That's all there is to it!

CHECK YOUR TICKET(s) BEFORE LEAVING THE WINDOW
Always check your ticket(s) before leaving the teller window to make sure the track, bet, race number and blanket selections 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.

ADVANCE BETTING
You may bet on any future race of the current program. Just let the teller know the track and race number before placing your bet. Always check your ticket for proper selections prior to leaving the teller window.

COLLECTING WINNINGS ON PREVIOUS DAY TICKETS
Winning tickets from a prior race day may be cashed at the Special Teller Window.

SELF-SERVICE TERMINALS
Try our self-serve touch screen wagering terminals. They are simple to operate and you can get your bet in faster with no waiting in line. Machines accept winning tickets or wagering vouchers. Vouchers for any amount may be purchased at any teller operated window. Many of the machines also accept cash. Here's all you do.

    1. Insert cash, voucher or winning ticket. Your balance will appear.
    2. Touch the track you desire to bet.
    3. Touch the race you desire to bet.
    4. Touch the amount you desire to bet.
    5. Touch the type of bet you desire.
    6. Touch the number or numbers of the runners you want.
    7. Touch 'TICKET' to receive your wager.
Your ticket will then come out and a new balance will appear. You may then select another transaction and repeat the process or Touch voucher and conclude your play.

WE'RE HERE TO HELP
When you're at the track remember, we want you to have fun and win tons of money. If you have any questions be sure to ask any member of our staff and they will be delighted to help.

ODDS BOARD
Each runner is listed by number on the Odds Board (or Tote Board). Odds are posted next to the number. These odds are for the WIN pool only. They have no relation to the PLACE, SHOW, QUINELLA pool or any other pool. On the left of the Odds Board, each QUINELLA combination is listed with odds posted next to the combinations. The odds change often before the race, based upon the amount of money being bet on each runner in each pool and are based on the number of wagers placed on a particular runner. As more wagers are placed on a runner for a WIN or QUINELLA combination, the odds go down. If fewer wagers are placed on a runner, the odds go up. Odds listed on the Board are all $1 odds. If a runner or QUINELLA combination wins at 5-1 odds, the payoff on a $2 wager is approximately $12 (your $2 wager plus five times that amount for a winning selection). Regardless of how much money is bet on a favorite, the track must pay $2.10 for each $2.00 winning bet. There's no limit on how much can be won on any single bet. Only the odds determine the amounts. After each race, the Odds Board will show which runners came in first, second, third, and fourth. The Odds Board shows approximate payoffs on certain wagers for the race being wagered.