Cockfights are usually held out in the country away from town in an area generally inaccessible by motorized vehicles. Locations of these semi-permanent arenas are always one of those worst kept secrets. While cockfighting itself is legal, all forms of gambling are illegal. Like many Cuban laws, it is tolerated if moderately discreet. Most of the 200 spectators at this event paid the equivalent of 80 cents for the one-hour ride in a horse cart.