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Posted 2023-01-19 14:10:25  
World Pool on Met Day

The Cape Town Met race meeting at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday, 28 January, promises to provide South African punters with the biggest betting extravaganza of the year – provided they bet with TAB.

While TAB will boost the Pick 6 and Quartet on the main race with R1-million carryovers, the last nine races on Met Day will also offer South African bettors the opportunity to bet into the Hong Kong Jockey Club World Pools.

TAB Win, Place, Exacta, Swinger and Quinella (first two horses across the line in any order) pools on Races 4 to 12 at Kenilworth will be commingled into the Hong Kong Jockey Club tote, which operates the biggest tote pools in the world.

Last year, with punters from around the world betting into the Hong Kong World Pools, a whopping R650-million was wagered with the Hong Kong Jockey Club tote on eight of the 12 races at the Met race meeting. This will surely be surpassed this year as nine races form the World Pool event this time round.

The World Sports Betting Cape Town Met achieved the highest turnover of the eight races in 2022 with a total of R97.8-million wagered into the World Pools on the race.

The Quinella and Swinger (Quinella Place) were the most popular bet-types again. Quinella pools on Met Day last year averaged R20.5-million and Swingers R19.4-million.

Because of the size of these pools, TAB customers can rest assured that they can bet big amounts without significantly diminishing pay outs.

All other tote pools at the meeting will be hosted by TAB as usual and these include the Pick 6, which is set to total R10-million as a result of a R1-million carryover.

TAB is also offering two other carryover pools. The Quartet on the Met, in which players must select the first four to finish in the correct order, gets a R1-million boost that should generate a total pool of over R5-million.

The second Bipot (races 7-12) will be boosted by R200,000 and the pool is expected to top R1-million.

Three TAB Jackpot pools will also be offered after the success of last year’s inaugural three-Jackpot Met meeting. Jackpot 1 will be on Races 1 to 4 with Jackpot 2 on Races 5 to 8 and Jackpot 3 on the last four races.

TAB betting on the meeting will open on Friday 27 January because pools must open simultaneously with Hong Kong tote pools.

TAB customers must note that Hong Kong tote rules will apply in all World Pool bets.


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