12/12/2012 6:50PM

Sam Houston to offer smartphone betting

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Sam Houston Race Park will offer its ontrack patrons the opportunity to bet both live and simulcast races from their smartphones and tablets during the Thoroughbred meet that opens Jan. 18.

The track on Wednesday also announced it would offer a reduced 12 percent takeout on pick four wagers during the upcoming meet. The track will also add a carryover pool to its pick five wager in the event there are no winning 5-of-5 tickets. Sam Houston runs through March 17.