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Here's a quick look at the main features of Backnine Bookie. We think
you'll agree that Backnine Bookie is the best golf betting tool available today!
The Main Window
Backnine Bookie takes the drudgery out of
running pari-mutuel betting windows at the club. With its many
features, you can make this years tournament the most fun ever! Its easy to
move around from window to window using the main menu, the pull-down menus, or the top
Backnine Bookie has a fully functional Help system. Just click the Help button or press
F1 to pull up specific instructions on how to use each window in the program.
Backnine Bookie has been prepared especially to handle the needs for golf
tournament betting. Save yourself hours of time-consuming manual calculations
and let Backnine Bookie do the math for you!
Golf Card Setup
You start out by setting up the "Golf Card".
Use the General Setup tab
to tailor the use of Backnine Bookie for your
tournament. Here you can decide what information you want to keep about golfers and
whether or not to print tickets for bets that are taken.
The Rounds and Flights tab is used to specify how to split up the betting pools. Each
new file that you create can handle bets for up to 11 different rounds, plus bets on the
overall tournament winner. You can also divide your betting into up to 12
"flights". This allows you to have separate betting on A, B, C and D players, or
on score without handicap vs. score with handicap.
Betting Defaults and Betting Setup tabs, you can tailor the betting and payouts for each
round/flight combination on which you will be taking bets. You decide what the minimum bet
and payouts will be, how much will be held back by the "house", which type of
bets will be valid, and how winnings will be rounded.
Backnine Bookie handles all of the most popular bet types, including Win, Place, Show,
Exacta, and Trifecta bets. It also handles bets tailored specifically to golfing
events, including Consecutive Round bets (where you must pick the winner of up to six
consecutive rounds in the same flight), and All Flights bets (where you must pick the
winner in each flight for a particular round).
On the Golfer Setup tab, you input the names, numbers, and handicap for
each competitor in the tournament.
Backnine Bookie lets you keep track of information about each bettor that participates
in your betting pool, including his or her name, phone number, e-mail address. Keeping
this information is optional. In fact, if you wish to use paper tickets instead, you do
not need to track even the name of the bettors.
Other features allow you to save time, such as by converting all
tournament participants into bettors with just a click of the mouse.
|The Bet Sheet
Bet sheets can be printed out for each round of the
tournament and passed out to the bettors so that they can easily record
their bets. The use of bet sheets is optional, but many clubs find
that they help speed up the wagering process.
You can print bet sheets to record Win, Place,
and Show bets for each round/flight combination of the tournament.
Plus, you can print an "exotic" bet sheet to record exactas, trifectas,
"consecutive round", and "all flights in a round" bets.
The Betting Window is a collection of windows that let you easily cash,
collect, or place new bets with ease.
The Transaction Summary window summarizes all of the activity for a bettor
during one trip to the betting window. A bettor can place bets on one or more
rounds and then cash tickets from completed rounds all in one trip. The totals
are summarized and the amount that is finally collected or paid to the bettor is
recorded in your Backnine Bookie file.
Bets can be placed randomly or through the use of bet sheets. In one
trip to the betting window, a bettor can place bets on all of the round/flight
combinations. Bets can be placed either with a few clicks of the mouse or,
for those who prefer, with the keyboard. Enter the amount of the bet (or click
one of the pre-set bet amounts), choose a bet type, and then record the picks.
Special features, such as the "Across the Board" bet type and the "box"
feature for exacta and trifecta bets, save precious time while entering bets.
While working the betting window, you can also "cash" winning tickets with a
couple of clicks! When your betting transaction is finished, Backnine
Bookie calculates how much is due or how much should be paid out. Backnine
Bookie does all of the math for you!
Displaying the Odds
you’ve taken some bets, Backnine Bookie computes the odds for Win, Place,
Show, Exacta, and 2 Consecutive Round bets.
Odds can be displayed on one part of the screen in an "auto-run" mode, which
keeps the odds updated every few seconds. Watch the odds change almost instantly as you
enter new bets!
With Backnine Bookie, while you must use only one computer to input the bets, you can
use a computer which is networked to the main computer to display the odds to prospective
Just like a race track tote board, you can set
the odds display to scroll through each type of bet automatically!
You can also control the size of the lettering so
that the odds are legible from whatever distance your patrons are away from the
|Enter Results and Calculate the Payouts
When a round or the tournament is over, enter the scores of all of the
players or just those of the top finishers, if you prefer. Within seconds, Backnine Bookie
computes the payouts for each type of bet. Payouts are computed using standard pari-mutuel
betting formulas, following the parameters that you set up on the "Golf Card
Backnine Bookie allows you to indicate tiebreakers if you'd like, but it will
also allow you to let the ties stand. The payouts are adjusted on ties so
that the total of the payouts does not exceed the amount bet on the round or the
|A Full Range of Reports
Backnine Bookie includes a full range of reports, which can
be printed as needed to manage your operation.
All of the reports can be printed to paper or saved to a
formatted file. You can also save the report data to a comma-delimited
file so that you can import it into your favorite spreadsheet software
You have the fun and we'll do the math!
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