A Beginner's Guide to Keirin

Ways to Bet

How to Fill in a Mark Sheet

To purchase a betting ticket, you need to fill in a mark sheet. Choose the type of wager you want to make, the numbers of the bicycles or brackets you want to bet on and the amount to wager. Bring your completed mark sheet to the window or automatic ticket machine to purchase your betting ticket. Use a pencil and make sure each of your marks fills the circle completely.
Standard Mark Sheet
The standard mark sheet can be used for all wager types. Use this type of mark sheet when you are certain of the bet you want to make and have decided on a particular outcome.
Standard mark sheet
1 Race venue

Fill this item in only if you are betting on a race being held the next day or at an adjunct velodrome.

2 Wager type

Fill in the type of wager you want to make.

3 Race No.

Fill in the number of the race you want to bet on. Make sure you enter the race No. correctly.

4 Your bet

Fill in the numbers of the bicycles (or brackets, depending on the wager type you selected) you want to bet on. Your selection here will depend on the type of wager you selected. Select the 1st and 2nd place finishers for a perfecta wager, or the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers for a trifecta.

5 Wager amount
Fill in the amount of money you want to bet. Use the box on the right to indicate whether the amount on the left is in hundreds of yen (), thousands of yen () or tens of thousands of yen ().
6 Cancel

Lets you cancel a bet on the mark sheet without having to erase all the marks or get a new sheet.

(The format of some mark sheets may vary somewhat from this example.)
Nagashi/Box Mark Sheet
This type of mark sheet is handy when you've decided on the 1st place finisher but can't decide on the 2nd place finisher, or think any cyclist could finish 1st or 2nd. Note that all nagashi/box betting tickets are the same price.
Nagashi/box mark sheet
1 Race venue

Fill this item in only if you are betting on a race being held the next day or at an adjunct velodrome.

2 Wager type

Fill in the type of wager you want to make.

3 Race No.

Fill in the number of the race you want to bet on. Make sure you enter the race No. correctly.

4 Your bet

Fill in the numbers of the bicycles (or brackets, depending on the wager type you selected) you want to bet on. Your selection here will depend on the type of wager you selected. On a nagashi sheet, you can select only one number for one of the finishing places, and multiple numbers for the others. For a box sheet, you can select any number of numbers.

5 Wager amount
Fill in the amount of money you want to bet. Use the box on the right to indicate whether the amount on the left is in hundreds of yen (), thousands of yen () or tens of thousands of yen ().
6 Cancel

Lets you cancel a bet on the mark sheet without having to erase all the marks or get a new sheet.

(The format of some mark sheets may vary somewhat from this example.)