06/29/2012 12:34PM

Golden Gate posts gains in account betting, decline in average daily handle


Account wagering on Golden Gate Fields races increased 11.1 percent during its spring-summer meeting, which ended June 17 with a decline of 2.6 percent in average daily all-sources handle, according to figures provided by the track.

Total handle for the 101-day meet was down less than 1 percent compared to last year’s meeting, which ran for 99 days.

Bettors wagered $2,931,078 per day on live and simulcast Golden Gate races, compared to $3,009,827 last year. Average daily ontrack handle declined 8.7 percent from last year.

Ontrack attendance declined about 3 percent from last year.