Whether betting at the track, at an off-track betting joint, online or at a race and sportsbook in Nevada or Atlantic City, the way wagers are laid always is the same. Most places offer options for bettors that range from standard betting windows manned by ticket writers, using automated betting kiosks, betting online or possibly using a handheld device. In Nevada, many race books and sportsbooks now have betting apps for smartphones and tablet devices that enable people to wager from a pool of money deposited earlier, and many race tracks and other betting facilities have online websites where bettors can deposit funds and wager their money on tracks across the country. For beginning bettors of horse racing, it is best to avoid the betting kiosks and electronic devices until gaining a firm understanding of the various betting types.