Are you looking to wager on one of the horses in the 147th Run for the Roses on May 1? If you’re betting online, you won’t be able to bet on the Kentucky Derby on FanDuel.
FanDuel Racing allows you to bet on races on more than 200 tracks around the world. Unfortunately, Churchill Downs, where the Kentucky Derby is held, isn't one of them.
According to the website Legal Sports Report, contractual agreements don’t allow FanDuel to offer wagers on any tracks owned by Churchill Downs.
That means Arlington Park, Louisville Downs, Fair Grounds Racecourse, Ocean Downs, Presque Downs, and Turfway Park also aren't available on FanDuel.
Sister-site TVG offers Kentucky Derby wagers.
The FanDuel Group does have another option for gamblers who want to wager on the Kentucky Derby. It’s sister-site, TVG Racing, does allow you to bet on races at Churchill Downs.
According to the website Bleacher Nation, TVG is the best and most complete horse racing betting app available.
TVG almost exclusively focuses on horse racing. It offers wagering on races on over 150 tracks around the world. Want to wager on a horse race in France or South Africa? You can do so on TVG.
The online betting site and mobile application also feature live streaming, so you can watch all the action as your horse races towards the finish line.
With TVG, you are linked directly to pari-mutuel pools available at the track. You can wager whether your horse will win, place, or show.
You can also pick several horses through the apps exacta, trifecta, or superfecta betting options. These options enable you to pick up to four of the top finishers in the race in the exact order they finish.
Or you can place a quinella bet where you pick the top two horses you think will finish in either first or second place.
TVG offers incentives for new users.
If you’re new to horse race betting, TVG offers a $200 risk-free special when you place your first bet in the Kentucky Derby. After you place your first single horse win-type bet on the race, if your horse doesn’t win, you’ll get up to $200 back as wager credit for you to use on another race.
TVG also offers a Wager Rewards program that awards you loyalty points every time you make a wager. Through this program, you receive one point for every dollar you wager. So, if you bet $500, you receive 500 points.
After you earn 2,500 points, you get a $5 credit added to your account.
Not all states allow online betting.
Online betting through TVG isn't available in all states. Residents of the following states aren't eligible for a TVG account due to state regulations—Alabama, Alaska, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.
In most states, you have to be at least 18 years old to place a bet. However, if you live in Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, or North Dakota, you have to be at least 21 years old.