Tampa Bay Downs Plans Second Annual High Rollers Handicapping Contest For January 11

by | 12.29.2019 | 5:05pm
Tampa Bay Downs

The second annual High Rollers Handicapping Contest, featuring a potential first-place prize of $20,000, will be held Saturday, Jan. 11 in the VIP Room at Tampa Bay Downs.

To enter, players are required to deposit $1,000, of which $500 serves as the player's wagering bankroll and $500 goes to the prize pool. Any dollar amount remaining in their bankroll at the conclusion of the contest goes directly to the player, meaning all of the prize money is returned to the entrants.

Only races at Tampa Bay Downs on Jan. 11 will be included in the contest. The $20,000 first prize, and the other cash awards, are based on 100 entries. The first and second-place finishers will also claim a seat in either of the next two National Thoroughbred Racing Association National Handicapping Championships in Las Vegas (next year's event is Feb. 7-9 at Bally's).

“We are thrilled to again offer our players an opportunity to showcase their handicapping skills, win big bucks and advance to nationals,” said Margo Flynn, Vice President of Marketing and Publicity at Tampa Bay Downs.

“This area seems to have a bottomless wealth of outstanding handicappers and bettors, and the atmosphere will be electric during the contest. We wish everyone who competes the best of luck, but suspect skill will play the main role in determining the winners.”

Players can enter online at www.tampabaydowns.com . The entry deadline is noon on Jan. 11. For additional details, call (813) 855-4401, extension 1368.

Wagers will be limited to win, place and/or show, with each player required to wager $100 on five separate races on the card. Anyone wagering on less or more than five races will be disqualified.

The entire set of rules is on the website. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top five finishers, with $20,000 or 50 percent of the prize pool to the winner; $8,000/20 percent to the second-place finisher; $6,000/15 percent to third; $4,000/10 percent to fourth; and $2,000/5 percent to fifth.

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