Greyhound dogs racing on track | Learn how to wager on Greyhound Racing at Southland Casino Racing

How To Wager

“I’ll take Southland 3, $2 quinella on 6, 8, and 12, please.”

New to live racing? If you’ve never done it before, placing a bet can seem intimidating. But once you know the lingo, you’ll be picking like the pros! Of course, our skilled and knowledgeable tellers are always happy to assist you at the window!

We’ve created this easy-to-understand tips to help you wager with confidence.

Pari-Mutuel Wagering

The “greyt” thing about betting the dogs is that the majority of the money wagered goes right back into the hands of the bettors.

The track, the state and greyhound owners simply receive a straight percentage of the money wagered. The rest of the money is placed back into the pools and paid out proportionally to the winner(s).

The number of people who correctly pick the winning dog(s) determine the odds, and therefore, the payoff amount.

How To Place A Bet

Once you decide what type of bet you want to make and the dog(s) you wish to bet on, proceed to any mutuel teller to place your bet. When you get to the “teller,” you need to tell them:

  1. What track you wish to bet on. (Especially if different from Southland Casino & Racing.)
  2. Which race number you want to bet on. (You can bet on any race in the performance at anytime until it runs.)
  3. What is the base amount of your bet? (Such as $2, $1 or a dime.)
  4. What type of wager you want. (Win, Quiniela, etc.)
  5. The number (not the name) of the dog(s) you want to bet on.
Types of Simple Bets Offered

WIN BET
You are picking the dog(s) you think will win the race. If you are right, you will get the “Win” payoff amount.
Minimum bet - $2 per dog combination.

PLACE BET
You are picking the dog(s) you think will run EITHER first or second place in the race. If you are right, you will get the “Place” payoff amount.
Minimum bet - $2 per dog combination.

SHOW BET
You are picking the dog(s) you think will run EITHER first, second OR third. If you are right, you will get the “Show” payoff amount.
Minimum bet - $2 per dog combination.

DAILY DOUBLE BET
(Played only on the first and second races of each performance.) You must select the dog(s) in each of the two races you think will win. All “Daily Double” bets must be in before the first race runs.
Minimum bet - $1 per dog combination.

QUINIELA BET
You must pick at least two dogs you think will cross the finish line in the top two places. With this type of bet, the dogs can finish in either order, and you still have a winner! If you are right, you will get the “Quiniela” payoff amount.
Minimum bet - $1 per dog combination.

EXACTA BET
Basically the same type of bet as the “Quiniela,” however you must pick the first two dogs across the finish line in “exact” order. If you are right, you will get the “Exacta” payoff amount.
Minimum bet - $1 per dog combination.

TRIFECTA BET
You must pick at least three dogs that you think wil be the first three across the finish line. If you are right, you will get the “Trifecta” payoff amount.
Minimum bet - $.50 per dog combination.

SUPERFECTA BET
You must pick at least four dogs you think will be the first four across the finish line. If you are right, you will get the “Superfecta” payoff amount.
Minimum bet - $.10 per dog combination minimum, and additional amounts must be in multiples of a dime.

BIG Q BET
Played only on the last two races of each performance, you must pick a “Quiniela” in the first of the two races this wager is played. If you are correct, you have what is known as an “exchange” ticket. Take that ticket to any teller and pick a “Quiniela” again for the last race. If you pick both Quinielas in a row, you will win the “Big Q” payoff. (If nobody selects both Quinielas in a row, then those who picked at least the first Quiniela will share in the winnings.)
Minimum bet - $1 per dog combination.