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Horse betting is one of the most difficult sports betting you can play. It is one of the oldest sports betting and most popular in US, and actually to other part of the world. On the other hand, it can be as easy as you want if a player must have and do the following: First, he/ she needs to review and study the game. Second, he/ she need viable horse handicapping methods and viable horse betting methods as well. Third, he/ she need to have a humble measure of gold old, self-confidence. And finally, he needs to put it all together into a system, and pay attention to the game seriously. Aside from these, it is also important for a bettor to know and understand the types of bet for horse racing. Everything will be a lot easier if he/ she is knowledgeable about the type of bet, the amount you are wagering and if you could state the what you are betting on by making a selection. There are so many types of bets you can place. But below are the commonly used by bettors: • Straight bet or Single or Win bet. This type of bet is the most basic and simplest bet. All you have to do is to bet on a winner at a given odds. If your chosen horse is the first across the finish line then you can now collect you prize. • Place. You collect only if your chosen horse finishes either first or second. • Show: The third horse across the finish line. A wager to show means you collect if your selected horse finishes either first, second or third. • Pick 3: in this kind of bet, the wager needs to pick the winners of three consecutive races.

• Pick 6: This wager requires the player to select the winner of six consecutive races prior to the first race of the pick six. Some tracks place the pick six as the first six races, the middle six races, or the last six races. Many tracks have carry over pools for the pick six that can grow to as high as a million dollars. • The daily double: You win if you pick the winner of the first and second race. Your bet must be placed before the start of the first race. • Straight Trifecta: (Tricast or Treble Forecast, UK) Pick the first three horses to cross the finish line in exact order. To bet you say "$2 trifecta numbers 7,4 and 5". Only if they finish 7-4-5 you win. These are just few of the horse betting types. There are many other types of bets such as Quiniela, Quiniela Box, Quiniela Double, Quiniela Wheel and so much more that are being used with different countries and different race tracks. Keep in mind that every race tracks may have different rules, use different terms for how to bet and also for the types of bets. You can always ask the sportsbook or the bookmaker prior placing your bets.

Horse betting - common types of bets used in a game