Bettors will have two new wagering options to consider--the 10-cent Super Hi-5, and the 10-cent Fortune 6--when Lone Star Park in Texas kicks off its Thoroughbred meet April 14. The Fortune 6 will have a low takeout of 12%.
The Super Hi-5 is a 10-cent minimum wager that requires bettors to correctly select the first five finishers of a race in exact order. When a winning combination is not sold, all money wagered carries over to the next race where Super Hi-5 wagering is offered. Super Hi-5 wagering will be available on the final race of every program in races with at least seven betting interests.
The 10-cent Fortune 6 is a multiple-race wager requiring bettors to correctly designate the winner of six consecutive races. The entire net Fortune 6 pool and carryover will only be distributed to the holder of a unique 10-cent winning wager. When there are multiple winners, 60% of the pool will be shared equally, while 40% of the pool goes into the jackpot carryover. When there is no unique 10-cent wager selecting the first place finisher in all Fortune 6 races, 60% of the pool will be distributed to those who selected the most winners, and 40% of the pool will carry over. The Fortune 6 is offered daily and will comprise the final six races.
Also new on the wagering menu for the 2011 Thoroughbred season are 50-cent rolling Pick 3s, previously offered as a $2 wager.
“Bettors are looking to get more out of their wagering dollars,” said Lone Star Park president and general manager Drew Shubeck. “We feel that by adding these innovative wagers we are keeping up with their demands.”