Tag: pari-mutuel wagering

Opening Day for Santa Anita Park's 16-day Autumn Meet brings four stakes races and plenty of ways to wager on them. The California track unveiled its wagering menu. (Image: Santa Anita Park)

Santa Anita Park’s Hot Take: Low Takeout for Win-Place-Show Bettors

Santa Anita Park unveiled the wagering menu for its 16-day Autumn Meet opening on Friday, with one of the biggest features being the lowest takeout on win-place-show bets among any major American racetrack. The suburban Los Angeles track’s takeout on the most common wager in North American racing is 15.4%. […]

The unique-to-America Kentucky Downs turf course offers the biggest pari-mutuel payouts of any US track. It begins its short, six-day season Sunday. (Image: Coady Photography)

Kentucky Downs: Short Meet, Small Track, Big Pari-Mutuel Payouts

Kentucky Downs, one of the biggest sleeper tracks in the country from a betting standpoint begins, its season on Sunday. With a six-day card, sleeping on the sleeper track means you’ll likely miss something from a wagering standpoint. Kentucky Downs offers the best pari-mutuel payouts of any track in the […]

A proposal merging fantasy sports and pari-mutuel wagering could be the first step toward sports wagering in the Golden State. (Image: Ethan Miller/Getty)

California Could Merge Fantasy Sports and Pari-Mutuel Wagering

Fantasy sports meets pari-mutuel wagering and spawns visions of an endless revenue stream for California. That’s the dream, and an actual possibility, by this coming August if a proposal by the California Association of Racing Fairs (CARF) gains traction with the California Horse Racing Board. CARF officials presented the proposal […]