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Value of a Show Wager to Increase at Hastings Racecourse


August 13, 2008     E-mail this page to a friend!

Hastings Racecourse is pleased to announce a “show” wagering commission reduction beginning with Friday, August 15, race card.

The change is designed to increase the value of a show wager. Dropping the wagering takeout from 17% to 12% makes it the lowest takeout rate in North America. Since the show wager is inherently a high-probability/low-value play, the increase in value benefits all show players.

Hastings Racecourse is also exploring similar initiatives to benefit horseplayers.