TAB Bet Types & How To Play!
NOTE: The unit of all TAB horseracing bets is R1. Dividends displayed are the total return for a R1 bet.
WIN - Bet a horse to WIN.
PLACE - Bet a horse to finish in the placings. The number of horses qualifying for PLACE payouts depends on the number of runners:
|Five runners or less:
||NO PLACE BETTING|
|Six to seven runners:
|Eight to 15 runners:
|16 or more runners:
EACHWAY - Combines a Win and Place bet. You collect the Win and Place payouts if the horse bet on finishes FIRST. You get the Place payout if the horse finishes SECOND or THIRD (the number of PLACE payouts varies according to the number of runners, see above). The same amount is always bet for the Win and the Place. Example: An Eachway bet taken 3 times is a R3 Win & R3 Place = R6.
SWINGER - A great bet! Pick 2 horses in a race and couple them in a Swinger. You win if the 2 horses chosen fill 2 of the first 3 places. There are 3 winning combinations 1st & 2nd (or 2nd & 1st); 1st & 3rd (or 3rd & 1st); 2nd & 3rd (or 3rd & 2nd). No payout 3rd & 3rd if deadheat for THIRD. The minimum bet on the Swinger is R2.
EXACTA - Bet on the horses to finish FIRST and SECOND in the exact order. Bet 3 different ways:
- Single: Choose 1 horse for FIRST and 1 horse for SECOND.
- Perm: Choose any number of horses for FIRST and for SECOND.
- Box: Choose 2 or more horses. You collect if the horses chosen include the FIRST and SECOND finishers.
DOUBLE - Choose the winners of the 2 consecutive races that comprise the Double (the first of the 2 races in a Double is termed Leg 1; the second is Leg 2). A Double can be taken on all consecutive races – i.e. Races 1 & 2; 2 & 3; 3 & 4 etc.
FILLING IN THE BETTING FORM AT A PHUMELELA TAB FOR WIN, PLACE, EACHWAY, SWINGER, EXACTA, DOUBLE
Step 1: Mark VENUE oval. GTNG/FS/KIM for Turffontein, Vaal, Newmarket & Flamingo Park Racecourses. W.CAPE for Kenilworth & Durbanville Racecourses. PE for Arlington & Fairview Racecourses. KZN for Clairwood, Greyville & Scottsville Racecourses.
Step 2: Mark RACE number (for Double bets, mark race number that is Leg 1 of the Double).
Step 3: Mark TIMES TAKEN. This is the number of times the bet is to be taken. Examples: For R10 Win bet, mark 10. For a 4-horse Swinger Box (6 combinations at R1 each = R6), mark 1 to spend R6. If you mark 10, bet is taken 10 times at a cost of R60.
Step 4: Mark BET TYPE.
Step 5: Mark the number/s of the horse/s chosen.
* R6 MINIMUM each bet, for example: Single Exacta or Double must be taken minimum 6 times, but 4-horse Swinger Box can be bet once at total cost of R6.
TRIFECTA - Bet on the horses to finish FIRST, SECOND and THIRD in the exact order.
QUARTET - Bet on the horses to finish FIRST, SECOND, THIRD and FOURTH in the exact order.
There are 4 different ways to bet the Trifecta & Quartet: Single, Multi, Float (Rove) & Box.
A popular Trifecta option is Multi, choosing one horse for FIRST with three or more other horses for SECOND and THIRD. Cost of betting 1 horse for FIRST with:
- 3 other horses for SECOND & same 3 horses for THIRD: R6
- 4 other horses for SECOND & same 4 horses for THIRD: R12
- 5 other horses for SECOND & same 5 horses for THIRD: R20
PICK 3 - Choose the winners of any 3 consecutive races. One horse or more can be chosen in each of the three races. Fractional betting may not be used.
JACKPOT - Choose the winners of all 4 races that comprise the Jackpot (Legs 1 to 4). One horse or more can be chosen in each of the 4 races. Fractional betting may not be used.
PICK 6 - Choose the winners of all 6 races that comprise the Pick 6 (Legs 1 to 6) and you can win a fortune! One horse or more can be chosen in each of the 6 races.
PLACE ACCUMULATOR - Choose a horse, or horses, to finish FIRST, SECOND or THIRD in each of the 7 races that comprise the Place Accumulator (Legs 1 to 7). You can win the bet many times. Example: You choose one horse in each of Legs 1 to 4 and two horses in each of Legs 5, 6 and 7. If all choices finish in the first 3, payout is won eight times (1x1x1x1x2x2x2 = 8).
CALCULATE THE COST - PICK 6, JACKPOT, PICK 3 & PLACE ACCUMULATOR Multiply out the total number of choices made for each leg. Example: In a Pick 6 you choose four horses in Leg 1; three horses in Leg 2; one horse in Leg 3; two horses in Leg 4; two horses in Leg 5 and one horse in Leg 6. This is 48 combinations x R1 each (4x3x1x2x2x1) = R48.
Fractional betting can be used to reduce the cost of all Trifecta, Quartet, Pick 6 and Place Accumulator bets. In Pick 6 example above, the Pick 6 can be played for R24 (half or 50% of the full amount). If you win, you collect half the payout.
FILLING IN THE BETTING FORM AT A PHUMELELA TAB FOR TRIFECTA, QUARTET, PICK 6, PICK 3, JACKPOT AND PLACE ACCUMULATOR
Step 1: Mark VENUE oval. TURF for Turffontein Racecourse, VAAL for Vaal Racecourse, NRTH CAPE for Flamingo Park Racecourse, WEST CAPE for Kenilworth and Durbanville Racecourses, EAST CAPE for Arlington and Fairview Racecourses and KZN for Clairwood, Greyville & Scottsville Racecourses.
Step 2: Mark RACE number (for Pick 6, Jackpot & Place Accumulator mark race number of Leg 1).
Step 3: Mark BET TYPE.
Step 4: Mark the number/s of the horse/s chosen.
Step 5: Mark AMOUNT SPENT or TIMES TAKEN.
R6 MINIMUM each bet, except SWINGER, R2 MINIMUM.