Wyoming Downs Race Track Review
Wyoming Downs is located off Highway 89 North, near the Utah border and just outside of Evanston, Wyoming. Eric Nelson repurchased the track at auction in 2011 and live racing will return to the track in June, 2014 after a thorough refurbishing of the idled venue.
Fans can be sure of at least 16 days of live racing every year. Meets are held on Saturday and Sunday from late June until early August. The facility opens at 11:30am and the first Post time is 1:05. The track is in the process of applying for a simulcast license but it may not be approved in time for the 2014 season.
Off track betting on live simulcast races and Historic Pari-mutuel Racing is available at satellite locations in Cheyenne, Sheridan, Laramie, and Evanston with a Casper parlor expected as well. Please see their Facebook page, or our Wyoming Downs Gaming Review for more information about Historic Racing.
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Gaming at Wyoming Downs
Live racing returns to Wyoming Downs June 21, 2014 with 16 days of live racing scheduled for the year. The track has been shuddered for five years but reopens for the 2014 season. Mutuel windows at various locations throughout the facility will be open for wagering 1/2 hour before the first post time of 1:05pm.
The minimum bet is $2.00. Simply approach the teller window and let them know the amount you want to bet, the type of bet you wish to place (Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Quinella, Triple, Daily Double, etc.) and the program number of the horse or horses you want to stake your wager on. Bet as early as you like on any race in the program. Betting ceases when the starting gates open.
Although not likely to be approved in time for the 2014 Live Race season visitors can soon expect the ability to place wagers on Pari-Mutuel Historic Racing. In a nutshell, the electronic system holds over 200,000 races that have previously been run. The identity of the particular race and horses are withheld, but you will have access to actual handicapping data to use in making an informed wager.
There are currently terminals in 4 other Wyoming locations and soon to be 5. Players in every venue will be betting on the same "mystery" race. All wagers are pooled and after the system takes a set percentage the remainder of the pool is divided among bettors who made proper predictions, just as in a live pari-mutuel race. To place a bet you will need to select the numbers of the horses you expect to come in first, second, and third.
Off track betting on live simulcast races and Historic Pari-mutuel Racing is available at satellite locations in Cheyenne, Sheridan, Laramie, and Evanston with a Casper parlor expected as well.
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