Five Easy Steps in Making a Bet
Step 1: State the Name of the Track You Wish to Bet
Not only does Harrah's Philadelphia offer wagering on our own races during our racing season, we also present simulcast wagering on tracks from all over the country. On many days, we offer more than 20 tracks, so this is an important first step in getting your bet down accurately.
Step 2: State the Race Number
It's not necessary to state the race number as long as you are betting the next upcoming race. If you are advance wagering (placing a wager on a race later in the day) it is very important that you say the race number.
Step 3: State the Amount You Wish to Bet
That's an easy one!
Step 4: State the Type of Wager
Win, place, show, exacta, superfecta, etc. The options are many, and that's one of the things that makes horse race betting so much fun! For help, take a look at the kinds of bets below.
Step 5: State the Program Number of the Horse You Wish To Bet
Using the horse's number, in combination with the other steps provided here, will ensure your bet is made correctly. It's a good idea to always check your printed ticket to confirm your bet was recorded correctly.
That's it! Simple, right?
Here are examples of some common bets:
"Harrah's Philadelphia, race 8, $5 to win on number 5." (In this bet, Harrah's Philadelphia is the race location, and the bet is for race number 8. Remember, no need to say it if it's the next race to be run. The bet is $5, to win, on horse number 5.)
"Ocean Downs, please. Race 6, a $2 exacta, 2-5." (Ocean Downs is the track, race 6, and the bet is for $2. This bet is for an exacta. Refer to our handy list below for the types of races. In an exacta, two horses are chosen, so in this example, the horses are number 2 and number 5.)
"The Meadowlands, $10 daily double, 7-10." (Getting the hang of it? The track is Meadowlands, and it's a $10 bet, a daily double, for horses 7 and 10.)
Self-Service wagering is also available at many terminals throughout the Simulcast Center. Self-Service wagering can be done using cash, vouchers or FastBet Cards. The FastBet Card is paperless. All bets are recorded and winnings are automatically credited to the account balance. The card may be funded at any Self-Service terminal using the "deposit" key or at a teller. There is no minimum amount required to fund the card. Funds may be added or withdrawn at any time. Just go to a teller to make deposits or withdrawals using cash or a winning ticket/voucher. A Self-Service terminal can also be used for deposits and withdrawals. No cash is dispensed by a Self-Service terminal, however. A paper voucher is issued to be cashed at a manned terminal.