09/29/2011 11:43AM

Beulah Park reduces takeout on some exotics


Beulah Park outside Columbus, Ohio, will reduce the takeout for its pick three, pick four, and pick five wagers during its upcoming meet to 15 percent, track officials announced on Thursday.

Takeout on the multi-leg wagers were 22.5 percent during Beulah’s previous meet. Beulah is scheduled to open its 2011-12 meet on Oct. 10, running through May 5, for a total of 123 race days.

One pick four and one pick five will be offered during each race card, Beulah said. There will be either three or four pick threes on each card, depending on whether eight or nine races are scheduled. Minimum for the bets has been reduced to 50 cents.

Earlier this year, Ohio’s governor and legislature approved a measure that will allow Ohio’s racetracks to operate slot machines. Beulah’s owner, Penn National, a large casino company that owns racetracks, has said that it intends to relocate the track to Dayton if state regulators approve the move.
Penn National has already been authorized to operate a standalone casino in Columbus.