Oaklawn Park’s betting menu consists of the traditional win, place, and show wagering with a 17 percent takeout and exotic wagers such as exacta, trifecta, superfecta, daily double, pick-three, pick-four, and pick-six with a 21 percent takeout. For players who like to construct larger tickets at a reduced rate, Oaklawn also offers a 50-cent trifecta and a 10-cent superfecta alternative.
When all these takeout factors were combined, it led to a score of 2.625 and a takeout grade of B- for Oaklawn, which made it one of just 13 tracks rated by HANA to receive a grade higher than C. However, the B- grade also meant that Oaklawn finished tied at the bottom of the top five tracks in terms of takeout. In last year’s rankings Oaklawn’s takeout was rated at a C+.
Another feature of Oaklawn Park that should make it attractive to any horseplayer is its consistently high field size. In 2008, Oaklawn average 9.04 runners per race and in 2009, that average bumped up to 9.27 runners per race.
In terms of its handle and pool size, Oaklawn scored towards the bottom of the top five, but the numbers are still strong. Oaklawn ran 532 races in its 2009 meet for a total of $77,307,226 in its win, place, and show pools and $116,999,398 in the exotic pools. That meant Oaklawn had an average handle of $364,126 per race with $145,314 of that coming in the win, place, and show pools and $218,882 in the exotic pools.
Das sind interessante Zahlen, nämlich hinsichtlich Takeout – 17% für Sieg und Platz, 21% für die Exoten. Mit so was als Vorschlag käme man hierzulande an den Schandpranger, aber damit ist man in USA nur 5. der nationalen Rangliste, die HANA Horseplayer Association of North America da bei Paulickreport.com veröffentlicht. Und denen geht es auch nicht super gut. Wenn man in diesem großen riesigen Glücksspiel Markt mitmischen will, muß man sich aber an die Gepflogenheiten des Wettbewerbs annähern. Satte 30% Einbehalt oder sogar mehr gehen da gar nicht.