"Bookmakers (2)" Newbury Things to Do Tip by KennetRose

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  Giving the odds
by KennetRose

When you've decided which horse to back, and you've looked around the bookies for the one whose odds and honest look you fancy the most, just go up to him, give the number (not the name) of your horse, your stake and whether "win" or "each way". He will take your money and give you a receipt with the details of your bet. Hold on to this, and remember which bookie because it can be hard to find them again in the huddle of stands.

As well as the names and numbers of horses and their odds, the bookie's board should tell you the minimun stake he (almoat always he) will accept, the minimum stake (usually either GBP 2.00 or GBP 5.00), and the maximum guaranteed payout (he's not going to want to carry all that much cash about even in those secure satchels!).

When your horse romps home and you return to collect your winnings, hand over your receipt and he will pay up. He should not have "welshed" of course - left the course with the stake money before the punters can collect!

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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