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Author Topic: would it be nice to have 50 cent pick 3's at racetracks?  (Read 834 times)
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« on: September 24, 2011, 11:38:44 AM »

now with 50 pick 5's and 4's. some even have 50-cent pick 6's!!! i think 50 cent are the answers these days!! especially if were in a struggling ecnonomy!!
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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2011, 12:13:40 PM »

No way!
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2011, 12:59:02 PM »

No way!

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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2011, 03:28:08 PM »

I think that bettors should be allowed to bet any denomination they want to.
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2011, 03:47:13 PM »

No way!


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It is difficult just to keep $ in the wps pools.   Lower takeout in those important

pools is the answer to increased handle.  Not more crazy parlays.  head shake
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They ought to return to Tampa and fix the mistake they made.
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2011, 11:12:59 PM »

I think that bettors should be allowed to bet any denomination they want to.

Yeah why not 1-cent increments? Then we can all say we hit a pick 6....

$0.50 Pick 4s/5s are OK in my book, leave the Pick 6 at $2 for the way that it is made to be difficult to hit, Pick3s should stay at a buck IMO but I know Churchill does 50-cent  3s and gets a decent sized pool.
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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2011, 01:06:25 AM »

I am a small bettor. So, I am just saying let people bet whatever denomination they want, I would probably say a dime is the smallest that should be allowed. I might be willing to make nickel bets. Maybe it sounds crazy, but they have nickel slots in Vegas... or, they did at least. I tell you I was at the Hacienda once, and I had more fun playing an antique nickel slot than anything I played in Las Vegas. 
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2011, 03:19:44 AM »

I am a small bettor. So, I am just saying let people bet whatever denomination they want, I would probably say a dime is the smallest that should be allowed. I might be willing to make nickel bets. Maybe it sounds crazy, but they have nickel slots in Vegas... or, they did at least. I tell you I was at the Hacienda once, and I had more fun playing an antique nickel slot than anything I played in Las Vegas.  


Small bettors should play slots.  There are slots available for you.


No. The 2$ bet of yesterday is the equivalent in purchasing power to a $20 bet today.  Travel back in time.  As late as the 1960's, the minimum wage was $1.65. The parley bet was the Daily Double and when you hit a $30 Daily Double, you made your rent for a week.  Travel further back.  $2 would buy 40 cups of coffee, 40 cigars, or 100 newspapers.  Horse racing is, or was anyway, a game where you were expected to bet a not-too-embarassingly, decent amount of money on a horse.

Later, down the line, way down the line, someone got cute and thought to raise the vig and turn horse racing into a kind of lottery.  Which it is not.


That's about the time when the boats moved in.


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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2011, 02:29:07 PM »

Haha, ok, Mister big Bettor. I am a small bettor and I will bet whatever I want to bet.
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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2011, 03:49:35 PM »

I am a small bettor. So, I am just saying let people bet whatever denomination they want, I would probably say a dime is the smallest that should be allowed. I might be willing to make nickel bets. Maybe it sounds crazy, but they have nickel slots in Vegas... or, they did at least. I tell you I was at the Hacienda once, and I had more fun playing an antique nickel slot than anything I played in Las Vegas. 

That reminded me of a great time my brother and I used to have in the summers at our grandparents.  They bought us an old slot machine and we loved it!   I have it some place, but where is the question. 
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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2011, 03:53:55 PM »

Sorry, left the part about the thread out!   I wanted to add I love the 50 cent pick 3 and 4 bets. Especially the 50 cent pick 5 at Monmouth is it?  Or was is Gulfstream.  Man, I am bad with memory this morning.  I got into the shower with my reading glasses on and couldn't figure out for a minute why it was so darn steamy.  Sheesh.
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« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2011, 04:02:09 PM »

Should be.  $2 Pick 6 - $.50 pick 5 - $1 Pick 4 - $1 Pick 3.  I like how some tracks offer that 50 cent pick 5 as a sort of happy medium between picking lots of races and playing them for a cheap price.
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« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2011, 05:44:17 PM »

I think that bettors should be allowed to bet any denomination they want to.
How much does it cost a track to take a bet?  You would be advocating bet sizes that are so small, the tracks portion of the takeout does not cover the cost of the paper the ticket is printed on.
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« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2011, 10:40:25 PM »

The minimum would be $2.00, regardless of the denomination.
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« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2011, 10:41:28 PM »

Sorry, left the part about the thread out!   I wanted to add I love the 50 cent pick 3 and 4 bets. Especially the 50 cent pick 5 at Monmouth is it?  Or was is Gulfstream.  Man, I am bad with memory this morning.  I got into the shower with my reading glasses on and couldn't figure out for a minute why it was so darn steamy.  Sheesh.

Haha
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« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2011, 11:05:33 PM »

  Man, I am bad with memory this morning.  I got into the shower with my reading glasses on and couldn't figure out for a minute why it was so darn steamy.  Sheesh.

I nominate this for post of the month... Grin
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