Emerald Downs has lowered takeouts on Daily Doubles and Pick 3s to an industry low 10% for its upcoming season, which opens Saturday and continues through Sept. 17.
“There are a lot of takeout promotions on Pick 4 and Pick 5 wagers, but those are tough to hit,” said Emerald Downs President Phil Ziegler. “We wanted to give the players a better chance to win with a 10% takeout on all our Daily Doubles and Pick 3s.”
The track’s win, place, show wagering has a takeout rate of 16.1%, while the exacta, trifecta, superfecta, Pick 4, Pick 5 and Jackpot Pick 6 all have takeouts of 22.1%.
Saturday’s opening day program at the Washington track begins with a special 1 p.m. first post and marks the first time that Emerald Downs has opened on Kentucky Derby day. Saturday is the lone day of racing opening weekend. The normal 2 p.m. post is in effect when racing resumes with Saturday and Sunday programs May 13 and 14.