Parent page: Rules of Horse Racing
Horse Race Bets
There is nothing like enjoying the afternoon sun with a cold beverage in your hand and watching horses race on a track. The excitement and the adrenaline rush, as well as the setting, just add up to the perfect day.
Some people go to tracks to witness these majestic beasts move at astonishing speeds, while some take it a step further by enjoying the race, as well as making some money out of it. Horse race bets have become so common that they happen anywhere and everywhere. One can choose to either bet at the racecourse, online or at a betting house. Where ever the betting occurs, the rush and thrill, as well as the returns, are the same.
To start with, horse racing bet rules are stringent when it comes to age. They do not allow minors to participate, and they will thoroughly check to confirm a person’s age. Most countries in Europe, as well as Africa, have set the age limit at 18, while the US has pegged its limit at 21. This age restriction is there to protect both the player as well as the betting house. One of the main reasons for this limit is that most people below this age tend to get addicted, and most of their decisions when it comes to gambling are not rational, so the law tries, by all means, to stop this from happening.
When one is new at placing bets on a horse race, care must be taken to make sure that informed decisions are made. There is a lot of studying patterns, and so forth which goes on before bets are placed. Choosing a horse based on its colour or its name will most likely not yield the desired results. Going to the track with a seasoned gambler will also help in making the right decision.