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Percentage Betting

So what’s Percentage betting?  It’s simple – you pay a percentage of the price of a Trifecta, First4, Treble, Quaddie, Pick6 or Boxed Multi in return for a percentage of the dividend.

Instead of betting in $1 or 50-cent units, you can bet any amount you like over $5 (provided the minimum bet unit is 5%).  Simply fill in a betting slip (in person or online), ensuring that you have entered the total amount that you wish to spend and marked the '%' betting box.  Hand it over and we’ll work out the percentages for you. 

Important:  If the % box has not been marked on the betslip, the bet will generate a large value!!

Your bet unit is worked out like this:

Bet unit  =   total amount you wish to spend
                        number of combinations

So a $30 bet on a six-horse Boxed Trifecta is calculated as:

 $30  / 120  =   0.25  (or 25%)

Online Bet Calculator

The Bet Calculator allows you to quickly and easily check the number of combinations, and what % your ticket will be worth without leaving the page you are making your selections on.

Click here to find out more!

What Does ‘Minimum Of’ Mean?

If you spent $10 to box four runners in a Percentage bet Trifecta your ticket would say 24 bets at a ‘minimum of’ $0.41 (41%). This means that the minimum amount invested in each combination (bet) is $0.41.
In the example below we have 24 combinations (bets) for a $10 investment. This produces 16 combinations (bets) at $0.42 and 8 bets at $0.41, therefore a minimum of $0.41 per bet.

1:2:3 @ 42c 2:1:3 @ 42c 3:1:2 @ 42c 4:1:2 @ 41c
1:2:4 @ 42c 2:1:4 @ 42c 3:1:4 @ 42c 4:1:3 @ 41c
1:3:2 @ 42c 2:3:1 @ 42c 3:2:1 @ 42c 4:2:1 @ 41c
1:3:4 @ 42c 2:3:4 @ 42c 3:2:4 @ 42c 4:2:3 @ 41c
1:4:2 @ 42c 2:4:1 @ 42c 3:4:1 @ 41c 4:2:1 @ 41c
1:4:3 @ 42c 2:4:3 @ 42c 3:4:2 @ 41c 4:3:2 @ 41c

So now you can see how your $10 has been invested:
16 x $0.42  = $6.72
8 x $0.41  = $3.28
  $10.00

Percentage Easybet Trifecta Combinations

A Percentage Easybet Trifecta bet works the same as a Percentage bet except the computer makes the selections for you. Percentage Easybet Trifecta bets are boxed and the minimum bet value is $5.
The chart below shows how many runners you get based on the value of your bet.

Amount Bet No. Runner boxed No. Bets Minimum % of dividend
$5.00 4 24 20%
$6.00 5 60 10%
$8.00 5 60 13%
$10.00 5 60 16%
$20.00 6 120 16%
$30.00 7 210 14%

Note: Dividends for Trifecta and Treble bets are given for each $1 you invest in your bet. In relation to Trifecta and Treble Percentage bet  – $1 investment = 100% and $0.01=1%.

Whereas dividends for Pick6 bets are given for each $0.50 you invest in your bet. In relation to Pick6 Percentage bet  – $0.50 investment = 100% and $0.01=2%.

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