How to Place a Bet

If you are new to racing and betting, follow these easy steps to enjoy a ‘flutter’ at the races.

1. Look through the Racecard, the Racing Post or any national paper to select which horse you fancy for the win.

2. Decide whether you want to bet ‘To Win’ (the horse has to finish first) or ‘Each Way’ (the horse must be ‘placed’ - finish in the first two, three or four, depending on how many runners there are in the race). ‘Each Way’ is twice the cost, as you are placing one bet on the horse to win and another bet on the horse to be placed.

3. Choose from the three different ways to place a bet at Ascot: at one of our Bet With Ascot outlets, Betting Shops and the Betting Ring - find out more.

Bet With Ascot

Bet With Ascot is the racecourse’s new pool betting operation, being run in partnership with totepool. Staff at our Bet With Ascot outlets are always happy to help if you have any questions or are unsure about what bet to place. You can place a bet at any serving position and pick up your winnings at any serving counter. 

As part of our wider CSR programme, racegoers are invited to drop any losing Bet With Ascot slips into our charity bins across the site to be in with a chance to win betting vouchers and hospitality at the end of the Jump season.