Instead of marketing the high-reward, yet high-risk exotic bets that are hard to explain and harder to hit, Oaklawn Park took aim at the lowly show bet.
In a move designed to build the confidence of new horseplayers while emphasizing that racing offers a different form of gambling from random gaming like the lottery, Oaklawn Park is paying more money for winning on-track show wagers this year.
Hastings Racecourse in British Columbia has instituted a commission reduction on show wagers.
In an unusual move, Pompano Park in South Florida has eliminated show wagering on all races for the 129-night meet that begins Oct. 10 and concludes May 1, 2004.
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