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:
* In selected major races like the Vodacom Durban July and the Sansui Summer Cup, the number of PLACE payouts may be increased to include the FIFTH and SIXTH-PLACED runners.
|Five runners or less:
||NO PLACE BETTING|
|Six to seven runners:
|Eight to 15 runners:
||FIRST, SECOND, THIRD|
|16 or more runners:
||FIRST, SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH|
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.
ALL TO COME – This is your chance to win big for a small amount. The bet enables Win or Place bets on horses in different races at the SAME race meeting to be combined into one accumulative bet. This is how it works:
* Choose the horses you want to include in your All To Come – you can select only one horse per race and you must include a minimum of two races and a maximum of six.
* You can choose to bet Win or Place on each horse you have selected.
* Choose the amount you want to spend (R6 minimum).
Example: Say you like three horses to win and one horse to place at a race meeting. You take a R10 All To Come as follows:
Race 1 – No 3 Win
Race 4 – No 9 Win
Race 8 – No 6 Win
Race 9 – No 5 Place
* No 3 wins Race 1 and pays R4 for a Win. Your All To Come accumulates R40 (10 x R4), which is bet for a Win on No 9 in Race 4.
* No 9 wins Race 4 and pays R10 for a win. Now you get a R400 Win (40 x R10) on No 6 in Race 8.
* No 6 also wins and pays R5 for Win. Now you get a R2,000 Place bet (400 x R5) on No 5 in Race 9.
* No 5 places and pays R2 – you collect R4,000 (2,000 x R2) for an outlay of only R10!
You only win an All To Come bet if all bets included are successful. There is one important exception, which arises because the maximum amount that can be accumulated to go forward on your next selection in an All To Come is R15,000. For example, you take a four-horse All To Come and your first three bets win with the result that you have R20,000 going on to your last bet. R5,000 of that amount will automatically be set aside for you to collect after the bet is completed and only R15,000 will be put on your last selection. So even if your last bet in the All To Come loses, you still collect R5,000! This guarantees that once your cumulative total going forward in an All To Come exceeds R15,000 you will collect the excess, regardless of whether the remaining bet/s win or lose.
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.
BIPOT – Choose a horse, or horses, to finish FIRST or SECOND in each of the 6 races that comprise the BiPot (Legs 1 to 6). 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 2, payout is won eight times (1x1x1x1x2x2x2 = 8).
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).
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.
CALCULATE THE COST – PICK 6, JACKPOT, PICK 3, PLACE ACCUMULATOR and BIPOT. 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, Jackpot, Pick 6, Place Accumulator and BiPot 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, PLACE ACCUMULATOR AND BIPOT.
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.