Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to play at bestbet poker rooms?
How old do you have to be to play poker?
Can I learn to play poker without having to buy into an actual game?
Is there food available while I play?
Do you offer private poker parties?
What is Pari-mutuel racing?
How are payoff prices determined?
What is the grading system for greyhounds?
How do I place a bet?
Is there food available?

How much does it cost to play at bestbet poker rooms?

bestbet offers a wide variety of poker games, along with a diverse blend of high limit and low limit tables. A player can buy into a game for as low as $20 USD or buy into a game for thousands of dollars. The great part about bestbet is that you can always find a table that is within your means. Your experience here will cost you nothing but a good time!

How old do you have to be to play poker?

You must be at least 18 years old to enter and play in any bestbet poker room.

Can I learn to play poker without having to buy into an actual game?

Yes, free training tables are open at both poker rooms from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. weekdays and from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. on weekends. bestbet also offers a Poker 101 class on the last Saturday of every month from 12pm-5pm.

Learn more about our Poker 101 class here.

Is there food available while I play?

Yes, and delicious food at that! bestbet offers a variety of different food items that can be enjoyed while you sit and play. Whether you’re craving a delicious gourmet sandwich, a crispy delicious salad, or the best hand-rolled sushi in Northeast Florida, bestbet will have your appetite covered. There are many other delicious items on the menu along with daily specials. A full beer, wine and spirits menu is also available along with various soft drinks, water, coffees and teas. Must be at least 21 years of age or older to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages.

Learn more about our dining options here.

Do you offer private poker parties?

Of course! We do private poker parties all the time. Whether you are looking to do a birthday party, bachelor party, office party or corporate outing, we can help you!

Visit our Group Events for more information.

What is Pari-mutuel racing?

Originated by a Frenchman, Pierre Oller, the word means “among ourselves”. The track is a host for the races, and has no interest in which greyhounds win or lose. The bettor never bets against the track, only against other bettors. The track merely holds the money wagered until the finish of the race and pays the winning ticket holds accordingly.

How are payoff prices determined?

The win price is the result of dividing the amount of money wagered on the winner into the total win pool, less lawful deductions. The place pool is divided between the two greyhounds and each half is apportioned to ticket holders appropriately based on the number of tickets held. The show pool is split into three divisions and apportioned accordingly to the number of valid tickets held. All other pools (i.e., quiniela, perfecta, trifecta, etc.) are determined similarly.

What is the grading system for greyhounds?

There are six grades of greyhounds indicated by A, B, C, D, E and M (Maiden). A race is generally comprised of the same grade, the winner of the race will advance until reaching grade A. Generally if a greyhound fails to finish in the top 3 in three consecutive starts in the same grade that greyhound will be lowered one grade except in D where a greyhound may fail to finish 4th or better in four consecutive starts before being lowered.

How do I place a bet?

You can place a bet or cash in your winning tickets at any pari-mutuel window. Just be sure to include this information:

  • Track:

Tell the clerk which track and race number you would like to bet on. For example “Jacksonville, race 5”, “Palm Beach, race 8”, or “Calder, race 10”.

  • Denomination:
    Tell the clerk the dollar amount you wish to bet such as “two dollars”, “five dollars”, and so on.
  • Type of bet:
    Say “win”, “place”, or “show”. You can also bet quiniela, trifecta and superfecta combinations. ( See Common Bets)
  • Program number:
    State the number of the greyhound(s) on which you wish to bet.

Learn more about Common Bet Wagering here.

Is there food available?

Yes! bestbet offers a variety of different food items that can be enjoyed while you watch our live races or simulcast. You can enjoy front row seating to our race track in our Paddock Dining Room (view menu) or enjoy our Fast Lane deli on the first floor. We also offer a full beer, wine and spirits menu along with various soft drinks, water, coffees and teas. Must be at least 21 years of age or older to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages.

Learn more about our dining options here.

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