# How much do you win on a place bet?

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## How does a place bet payout?

How much can I win on a Place bet? Winnings on Place bets are unlimited and based on the odds when the pools close at post time. Payoffs are calculated by the total pool less the track’s commission (called takeout), then divided among all the winning tickets.

## How much is a \$2 Win Place Show bet?

A Win Place and Show bets can be placed for as little as a \$2 “Across the Board” which would cost a total of \$6 but you can also bet a horse for \$2 straight for Win or Place or Show which will keep the cost down.

## How do place bets work?

Put simply, to win a place only bet, the horse needs to finish in one of multiple positions. In a win bet, however, the horse must win, otherwise there is no pay out. Due to the wider number of winning possibilities for the bettor, place bets may not be available in certain scenarios.

## What odds do you get for a place?

8+ runners: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place @ 1/5 odds. Handicaps 12-15 runners: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place @ 1/4 odds. Handicaps 15+ runners: 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th place @ 1/4 odds.

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## Does a place bet pay if the horse wins?

Place bets will have a smaller payout than a Win Bet, as there is a higher chance of a winning outcome for the punter.

## How are win place and show payouts calculated?

How do you calculate the expected payout for a Win Bet? Win payouts are based on a \$2 wager. Multiply the Tote-Board odds times \$2 and then add the \$2 wager back. … For example, odds of (8-5) equals 1.6 x \$2 = \$3.20, Add \$2 = \$5.20 payout.

## Do I win if my horse came 3rd?

If your horse comes home first (wins), both the ‘Win’ and ‘Place’ parts of your bet will pay out. But if your horse only places, you will lose the ‘Win’ part of your bet. You will still collect on the ‘Place’ part of your bet if your horse finishes 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th or 6th*.

## What does 100 to 1 odds pay?

Odds Conversion Table

Fractional Decimal Implied Probability
10/1 11.00 9.1%
20/1 21.00 4.8%
50/1 51.00 2%
100/1 101.00 1%

## How much is a \$2 superfecta box bet?

A straight superfecta bet 2-3-5-6, usually offered in a minimum denomination of \$2, would cost you \$2, and would win only if the final order of finish was 2-3-5-6. Of course, this would give you only one of the possible 1,680 combinations in an 8-horse field.

## How many places does each-way pay?

Any race with less than five runners will be win only, whereby no bets can be placed on a horse each-way. If there are five, six or seven runners in a race, then there are two places available, meaning there is a payout if backed each-way on horses who finish first or second, at 1/4 of the odds.

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## Is it better to bet each-way or to win?

The longer the each-way price, the better it is for the bookmaker. The shorter the each-way price, the better it is for the punter. As fields get bigger, the place odds of one-quarter the win odds are more and more in favour of the bookmaker.