Horse Racing at Online Sportsbooks

Writing by Karol

poniesThere are many sports to take on count and that are very important when we are talking about Online Sportsbooks; for example football, basketball, golf and more, the thing is that they are important and good known around the world because of its impact mostly in the USA and countries around it.

However, horse racing is one of the most important sports, or at least it supposed to be because with this sport the sportsbooks were born. Everything began with just a guy who decided to bet a small amount of money in favor of a horse and them, everyone wants to do it.

It began been a tradition for these guys, and the horse racing began to have a big impact and importance as a sport, actually it is seen as the crib of sports betting.

The first horse racing bets t were: the victory home team, the victory away team and the draw; guys only had these three options to place bets. Of course, these baby bets evolved and currently we have many options at online sportsbooks.

Actually, we have so many that sportsbooks decided to categorize them in two types: Straight Bets and Exotic Bets. Let’s see some of the options inside each category:

Inside the Straight Bets you can find:

Win: In this bet you will bet for one horse to win.

Place: You will bet for a horse to win at second or first place

Show: It is similar than the Place bet, the difference is that you can bet for a horse to win on first, second or third position.

Across the board: bettors can choose three horses and he will need to set a position for them. So, if he bet for horse A to win at position 1, horse B to win as 2nd and horse C as 3rd, but one of them lose the race, the bettor will lost the bet too.

And inside the Exotic Bets are:

Daily Double: Is to choose a horse to win two consecutive races, it could be first two races (Early Daily Double) or the last two races (Late Daily Double)

Exacta: this wager consists in betting for two horses to win at first at second place respectively.

Exacta Box: It is like the Exacta but also the inverse will play. So, you can choose two horses and they can win on first or second position, the only thing that matters is that your horses win these places.

Quinella: this bet is the same of Exacta Box but it is play as Exacta.

Keying: This bet consists in choosing a horse to win at first positions and to choose four more with possibilities to win at second place.

Wheeling: It is the same than the keying, but instead of four horses, you will have the rest with possibilities to win at second place.

What do you think about the evolution of horse racing bets at online sportsbooks? Share with me!

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