NYRA to Launch Pick 5 Wager in Fall

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The New York Racing Association announced earlier this week that it will launch a new pick five wager this fall.

The wager, which will be available beginning at the start of the Belmont Park fall meet on Sept. 7, will have a 15 percent takeout, according to the Daily Racing Form. The new wager will have a 50-cent minimum, unlike the pick six which has a $2 minimum bet.

The New York State Gaming Commission gave its conditional approval to the proposed new wager. NYRA must first conduct a ‘tote test’ to “ensure that its bet-processing provider could properly handle the bet and its payoffs.”

Read more in the Daily Racing Form

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  • kyle

    Great. And I mean that. But if we can have 15% on a pick 5, why can’t we have 15% on straight wagers and elimination of breakage? You know, build the churn.

  • Michael Mckay

    And this will have no impact on Pick Six pools! Too much.

    • kyle

      The pick six doesn’t handle in New York. They’d be better off making it a once a week (Saturday) special with a guarantee and make the pick 5 the daily bet ending with the feature.

      • jponyplayer

        Excellent idea

  • Nancy Taylor

    Does anybody know if this wager will be on the first 5 races (California Style= which sucks at all tracks other than Del Mar) or on the more playable last 5 races ?

  • wabstat

    The people who are posting here would be a huge upgrade to NYRAs or most racetrack management teams.

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