Pay Attention to Betting Etiquette

Whenever approaching a betting window and especially when it’s close to post time, bettors have to know what they are doing, lay their bets quickly and accurately and then move on so the next person can lay his or her bets. Nothing will anger other bettors more than having someone taking up a lot of time asking silly questions, looking for betting advice from the ticket writer and handicapping at the window. Bets need to be laid as fast as possible and tickets checked for accuracy before leaving the window, and the entire time spent at the betting window should not be more than about 30 seconds and less if possible. If betting only one race, it should not take more than about 15 seconds to lay a wager and get out of the way. The longer it takes to lay a bet, the greater the possibility that the racing odds might change due to betting action and the angrier others waiting in line will become.