Find some $100 bills from another game! The repetitive payout numbers are just really clunky to me.
Here is an alternate payoff table that is a little more realistic.
I based the PLACE payoffs at 40 percent of the WIN profit for each odds level, which is pretty much in line with existing table and the SHOW payoffs at 20 percent of the WIN profit (or half the PLACE profit).
The original payoffs for SHOW are a bit closer to 25 percent, but:
1. That would mean using $20 and $5 bills with a totally linear payoff table and I didn't need that much grief.
2. The SHOW payoffs are really easy to make money on at the 25 percent level. Based on my results (a fair sample size of about 200 races), betting every horse to show for all six races will yield on average about a $6,000 profit. Yes I know, you can only make one show bet per race by rule, but I'm just trying illustrate how lucrative the show bet is overall. Twenty percent of the win profit works well to me.