Big M adds second Jackpot Super Hi-5
December 17, 2014
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Beginning Friday, the Meadowlands will be adding a second Jackpot Super Hi-5 Wager to the wagering format. The wager will be added to the fifth race wagering menu. The fifth race each night will feature a 12-horse field and will be contested at 1 1/8 miles. The 13th race will continue to offer a Jackpot Super Hi-5, but will feature a 10-horse field and the race will be contested at the standard one-mile distance.
The two pools will be kept completely separate from one another. Any carryover from the fifth race Jackpot Super Hi-5 will carry over to the fifth race on the next racing program. Any carryover from the 13th race Jackpot Super Hi-5 will carry over to the 13th race on the next racing program.
"The bettors have responded well to the implementation of this wager,” said director of racing operations Darin Zoccali. "We believe providing a second opportunity for our customers to bet into this low takeout wager is great for the betting public and it will also give us an opportunity to see how the wager performs in slightly different environments.”
"The 12-horse field makes it much more likely that there could be one winner, as the jackpot was hit three times in the first eight nights, returning $40,502, $15,608 and $15,527. We believe the 10-horse field will make hitting the jackpot more difficult, which will result in building up a larger carryover pool which adds to the excitement of the racing card. By offering two separate wagers, with different size fields, we can accommodate the player that is looking to hit the jackpot every night and the player who is looking to bet into the massive carryover pool.”
Both Jackpot Super Hi-5 wagers will feature the reduced eight-percent takeout and will be offered with a 20-cent minimum. (Meadowlands)