Gamblers across the nation have been making a flurry of bets on NBA and NHL playoff games over the last month and this weekend we finally get to take a small break and wager on something slightly more “refined”. Oh yes – we’re talking about the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby this Saturday for three year old Thoroughbreds trying to take a chunk out of the $3,000,000 purse.
So since most people only put money down on one horse race a year, let’s breakdown the best USA online racebooks to bet on the Kentucky Derby, and who really deserves your action for this massive event. The formula is simple: it’s a mix of who will accept American players, who’s got the best bonus, and how quickly will you get paid out if you win.
First off we have the “loudest gambling operation in the business” …according to our expert review of the MyBookie Sportsbook that was published quite some time ago. They are constantly in your face with crazy prop wagers, big bonuses, and tons of free bets throughout the year. We mention these guys first because we know firsthand that they always pay you on time and in full – also, their odds are usually quite fair. They’re currently offering a 50% Signup Bonus up to $1,000 to all newcomers and if you keep reading, you’ll start to notice a trend.
Next we have a website that has really stepped up their game over the last few years, the BetOnline Sportsbook for USA players, who take wagers on pretty much every single Grade A track in the world, including tons of smaller ones you’ve probably never heard of. They’re offering their standard 50% Welcome Bonus this week but you can receive a maximum of $1,000, just like the aforementioned MyBookie – starting to notice the similarities yet?
However, if you plan on wagering on more races than just the Derby when it’s all said and done, you will probably want to open an account at SportsBetting.ag due to their huge selection of both American and international tracks. They offer the most options by far, as well as a wide selection of exotic betting capabilities. Like all of the above books, they’re currently offering a 50% Welcome Bonus up to $1,000 so it’s obvious that the marketing departments at each place just looked around and decided to meet their competitors offers rather than beat them. Shame!
Therefore, most people will simply want to signup with SportsBetting.ag and place their action there. Not to mention, they’re a smaller book and it’s always good to have lots of different options from a sports betting perspective come NFL season. As we constantly preach on this website, it always pays to line shop to find the most favorable odds.
So there you have it, the three best books to wager on the 2019 Kentucky Derby and who you can trust with your “expert” horse racing wagers. Just kidding: we’re going to lose too – at least it’s the “fastest two minutes in sports” so the pain is over quickly. Good luck on Saturday!
***The 145the Kentucky Derby will run on May 4th, 2019 with coverage starting on NBC at 2:30pm EST.***