# What does a place bet mean?

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## How does a place bet work?

When you choose a place bet, your selected horse needs to finish in the top two positions. If your selected horse finishes third with a place bet, you will lose your stake. When you choose a show bet, your selected horse needs to finish in the top three positions for you to receive a payout.

## What does a place bet pay?

Place payoffs typically pay between \$3.00 and \$10.00, but can pay more with longshots and less with overwhelming favorites. Since the money you win in a place bet is generated by all of the money bet on the losing horses, the more horses in the race the greater your chances for a larger place payoff.

## What is a place only bet?

A place only bet is one of the simpler bets you can go for when having a wager on horse racing or greyhound racing. The term is usually used to describe a scenario in which the horse or greyhound is bet upon to finish in the top two or three, rather than whether or not it will win the race outright.

## What is a win and place bet?

Bet types. Win: Backing a runner to be the first past the winning post. Place: Backing a runner to be one of the first three past the winning post. (Note: this only applies to fields with eight or more runners. Fields with between five and seven runners will only pay out place dividends for first and second.

## How do place bets pay out?

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 does a \$2 Win Place Show bet cost?

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 much do you win if you bet a horse to place?

For example, a big favorite may pay \$3.60 to win and \$3.20 to place. Although it’s not advisable to bet lots of money on short-priced horses, if you did wager on this animal, do so with a place bet. If the horse loses the race, you’ll collect a slightly smaller payoff if the horse finishes second.

## 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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## How are place and show payouts calculated?

Calculating the Payouts for the Win Place Show Bets

1. From that odds ratio, you take the first number and multiply it by 2 (remember, if the odds is a whole number, place that over a 1 – for example, 7 would be 7/1)
2. You take that number and divide it by the second number of the odds ratio.

## How does a place bet work in horse racing?

A place bet means the horse needs to finish second or first. … You win based on where the horse actually finishes, with exact selections paying out larger sums. “A win bet pays more because your horse has to win first place, as opposed to a show bet where a horse can place first, second or third,” Mikkelson said.

## What does place term mean?

Place terms are the odds you get for the place part of your bet, whether that is the place part of an each-way bet or whether you have a ‘place only’ bet. Obviously for placing, rather than winning you will get smaller odds than the win odds.

## How does a place work in horse racing?

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.