The Black Gold 5 requires a bettor to hold the lone successful ticket with the winners of five consecutive races. On cards when there is no single-ticket winner, half of the pool is paid as consolation to tickets with the most correct and half of the pool goes to a carryover. The Black Gold 5 carries a $.50 minimum and is comprised of the final five races daily.
“We’re giving our players a new opportunity to make a life-changing score,” Fair Grounds President Tim Bryant said. “Since you have to hold the only perfect ticket for the entire pool to pay out, the winner is sure to take home a bundle. But if you go five-for-five and others do, too, at least you get back your fair share of a nice consolation pool.”
“Our players have been asking for this change and we’re delighted to deliver it to them,” Fair Grounds Vice President & General Manger of Racing Eric Halstrom said. “With the addition of rolling doubles and the Black Gold 5, we have a robust wagering menu that’s the equal of any track in the country in terms of its diversity and excitement.”
The Black Gold 5 moniker suggests the bonanza of an oil strike (“Black Gold” is slang for oil), while simultaneously paying tribute to the legendary 1924 Louisiana Derby and Kentucky Derby winner buried in the Fair Grounds infield.
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