Stop in and see why we have been voted the Best Race and Sports Book year after year. Our location in The Tavern offers easy access to convenient parking and all of the amenities at Lakeside. The Tavern Bar, slots and restrooms are steps away from Race and Sport’s action.
If sports wagering is your game, then our Sports Book is the place to be. We take wagers on football, basketball, baseball and hockey, as well as special events like World Cup soccer. Place your bets and stay to watch your favorite teams on over 30 TVs including our two 60" big screens. With the following viewing packages: ESPN Game Plan, NFL Sunday Ticket, NBA League Pass, NHL Center Ice, MLB Extra Innings and UFC Pay Per View, chances are we have your game on. Locals know Lakeside is the place to watch their favorite teams with other enthusiastic fans!
NFL PICK FIVE AND DINE CONTEST
Every week during the regular NFL season, enter our free Pick Five & Dine contest. We'll post five games with the opening line spreads and you pick the winners. The person who picks the most correct each week wins a $25 dining certificate valid at either of our two restaurants. Click here to enter the contest.
Win a Minden Grill BBQ!
Have you placed a recent sports book bet and your team(s) did not come through for you? If so, bring in that losing ticket (purchased August 8th or later) for a chance to win prizes! Every Sunday afternoon, we'll draw three winning tickets for either a dining certificate, free lodging, or other prizes. The grand prize of a Minden Grill BBQ will be held on the NFL's Championship Sunday (January 19, 2014).
This is just one of many "Great Fall Promotions" happening here in September.
SPORTS BOOK HOURS
Sunday - Thursday: 8 am - 9 pm
Friday - Saturday: 8 am - 10:00 pm
Horse racing in The Tavern offers no limit pari-mutuel wagering. Place a wager on tracks from New York, New Jersey, Florida, Illinois or California. We take all track bets such as win, place, show, exactas, trifectas, daily doubles, superfectas, pick 3s, pick 4s, pick 6, and pick all. If the host track offers a special bet, we can book the bet for you.
Complimentary race forms are on hand for our horseplayers.
HOW TO BET ON SPORTS
Sports betting can add to the action and excitement of spectator sports. Lakeside Inn and Casino's Sports Book staff can assist you in making wagers and help familiarize you with the different types of bets available.
Basic Sports Book Wagers:
Straight Bets - A wager on one event whose outcome for betting purposes shall be determined by a point spread or money odds.
Parlays - Two or more team events or propositions can be tied together to make one wager (multiple odds). All teams must win by the listed point spread. Parlays are more challenging to win than straight bets, but the return on your wager is much more attractive. The more teams bet, the higher the payoff. Parlay odds are posted in the Sports Book.
Teasers - A type of wager in which additional points are either added to the underdog or subtracted from the favorite. Teaser points and payoffs are posted in the Sports Book.
To help you understand the bets and to learn the easiest method of making your wagers, please ask the writer to assist you.
HOW TO BET HORSES
Betting on horse racing is different than betting on other sports, but the differences make the sport more attractive in many ways - there are many more widely available options to bet on any race than there are for most regular sporting events. It's also pretty easy once you understand what's going on, or once you have someone explain horse race wagering to you. If you aren't familiar with betting on the ponies, here's a quick introduction to the more common bets that are available.
Win - This is the most common and most obvious bet. You are simply picking the horse that you think will win the race. There is a $2 minimum on this bet, and there is no maximum. The payouts for this bet are listed on the tote board at almost every track, so you can easily tell what the return will be on your bet. Horseracing uses a pari-mutuel system, which means that the payout on a bet is determined by the amount bet on a horse compared to the other horses. The more that is bet on a horse to win, the lower the payout will be.
Place - This is like a win bet, except it pays off if your horse finishes in first or in second. Because you have twice as many opportunities to win the payoff is obviously less than it is for a win bet.
Show - This is a bet where a horse has to finish first, second or third in order for you to get paid. This bet has the least risk available, but that means that it often doesn't pay very well. The minimum possible payout is a profit of 10 cents on a $2 bet.
Exacta - You pick the top two horses to finish in exact order.
Trifecta - You pick the top three horses to finish in exact order.
Quinella - To win this bet you have to correctly select the two horses that will finish first and second in a race. In order to pay off it doesn't matter which order the horses come in as long as one is first and the other is second.
Superfecta - You pick the top four horses in order.
Daily Double - You pick the first place horses in two consecutive races.
Pick 3 - Like the daily double only harder, this bet requires you to choose winners in three consecutive races. As with some of the previous bets, the pick 3 will most often be played by bettors with a combination of more than one horse in one or more of the races. Pick 3's are usually offered on every set of three races on a card.
Pick 4 - You pick the first place horse in four consecutive races.
Pick 6 (or Pick 7 in some places) - This is the hardest bet to win on any track, but it is also the most lucrative. On big race days the payoff for picking this bet correctly can be several hundred thousand dollars. Because of that you will often see people bet hundreds of dollars worth of different combinations in hopes of picking a correct one. If there is no winning ticket on a day (which is very common), some of the money in the pool will be paid out to the bettors that had the most correct choices, and the rest of the pool will be carried over to the next day. The carryover can often build up to be very large. On those days the betting action is often very heavy.
Our knowledgeable Race Book writers can explain exotic bets such as the quinella, exacta, trifecta, superfecta or daily double. These bets are available if the track is offering them for a particular race.