TAB is delighted to announce that the BiPot, once the king of bets at the Vaal, will be introduced for all South African race meetings from this Friday 15 November.
And to give the bet a flying start, TAB will contribute R50,000 to each of the two BiPot pools this Friday – one is on the afternoon fixture at Fairview and the other on the night meeting at Turffontein which features Leg 1 of the ACTS International Jockeys’ Challenge.
To win the BiPot, you must choose the winner or the second-placed runner in each of six consecutive races. In all other respects it’s similar to bets like the Place Accumulator and Jackpot.
The unit of betting is R1 with a R6 minimum spend. Fractional betting can be used but couplings and first-timer rules do not apply. The first leg of the BiPot will always be the race before Leg 1 of the Place Accumulator.
TAB customers in Phumelela regions playing the BiPot must call their bets to a teller. Betting forms with a BiPot oval have been delayed by a technical problem but will be distributed soon.
Forms must be used to play the bet in TABs in KwaZulu-Natal (mark Pick 4) and the Western Cape (mark BiPot).
The BiPot was immensely popular during the 1970s and 80s when it was exclusive to race meetings at the Vaal and was offered instead of the Place Accumulator.
“The BiPot will have much more competition from other bets than in its heyday at the Vaal because now it’s head to head with bets like the PA and Pick 6,” said TAB boss Vee Moodley. “But the BiPot fills an important gap in TAB’s bet menu and it’s an exciting bet that gives you a second chance in each leg. We believe that in time it will develop a strong and loyal following,” he added.