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Basic Horse Racing Bet Types - A Primer for Rookies


October 5 - Ever since horses have been domesticated, people have used them for betting. They are magnificent creatures and can generate very exciting races.

Experienced horse racing bettors know how fun and profitable betting on horses can be especially when you know how to beat the odds and what you are doing. In reality, the betting part is not complicated at all. The more complicated part is gaining knowledge about different horses, their performance on different turfs and the gathering of other useful info. After that, you just have to pick your horse, place your bet, take your ticket if you are betting right there on the racetrack and wait for the race to finish.

The easiest and most convenient way to bet on horses is online through betting sites, since not all of us have racetracks at our disposal and vicinity. These betting sites are convenient for any form of gambling, since they usually offer everything from horse betting to playing classic casino games such as blackjack. For example, horse racing bettors from South Africa can enjoy blackjack at Yebo Yes Casino and the chances are that they will stumble upon websites specialized in horse betting too. Now such sites even feature computer simulated horse races in 3D that are generated almost every 5 minutes.

When you place a horse racing bet online, you just have to click on the name of the horse, and the rest of the process is automated. But, first you need to decide what type of bet you will place because there is a wide range of simple and more "complicated" bets.

The most common bet that every rookie tends to make first until he gets a hang of the rest of the bets is the Win bet, a bet placed on a horse to win only. The Show bet is also fairly popular and much easier bet to make. With this you bet that the horse will finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd. This bet offers the most modest payoff. The second most common bet is the Place bet, with which you bet that the horse must finish 1st or 2nd in order for you to get a payoff.

The Quinella bet says that you have to select two horses, and either needs to finish 1st or 2nd regardless of the order in which they win. The Exacta bet on the other hand says that your two horses that you have selected have to win in the exact order that you have selected for them. For example, if you bet that Horse A will win and Horse B will come 2nd, that is the exact order in which they need to finish if you want to win the bet.

The Trifecta bet is even harder, where you have to guess the exact order of three horses that need to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the exact order. The Superfecta is the same only with 4 horses in the exact order. This is an extremely hard bet with a very big payoff. A chance for another big payoff is the Daily Double bet, where you must guess which horses will win two consecutive races.

If you really want to challenge your betting skills then Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 6 are perfect for you. With Pick 3 your horses must win three consecutive races, with Pick 4 they must win four consecutive races and Pick 6 six off course. Pick 6 is almost as winning on a lotto, incredibly high odds and incredibly high payoffs. Nevertheless, there are even more complicated bets, but for starters you can do just fine with these.



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