Race to Riches: Is Your State on FanDuel's Kentucky Derby Betting Map?
FanDuel Racing allows you to bet on races on more than 200 tracks around the world. Can you bet on the Kentucky Derby on FanDuel? Details ahead.
Are you looking to wager on one of the horses competing in the Kentucky Derby but won't be attending the race? Don't worry because you can place your bets online. There are multiple sports betting websites and apps that allow fans to risk those hard-earned dollars with the hopes of seeing a significant return.
Does FanDuel let you bet on the Kentucky Derby?
FanDuel Racing allows you to bet on races on more than 200 tracks around the world. In the past, FanDuel didn't support betting on races held at Churchill Downs, where the Kentucky Derby takes place. But things have changed and FanDuel has now made it possible for you to bet on the famous race.
Keep reading to find out how you can bet on the Kentucky Derby through FanDuel and alternatives sites to use if your state isn't on the list.
Can you bet on the Kentucky Derby on FanDuel?
In 2021, contractual agreements prevented fans from wagering on the Kentucky Derby through FanDuel, according to the website Legal Sports Report. In 2023, however, FanDuel now supports the Kentucky Derby, thereby allowing you to place a bet on the race.
If you live in any of the following states, you'll need to place your bet on the FanDuel Sportsbook or FanDuel racing app:
- New York
- West Virginia
If you live in any of these states, then you can place your Kentucky Derby bets through the FanDuel racing app:
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Dakota
If your state isn't listed above, it may be because you live in one that doesn't permit online betting. But, if that isn't the case, then you'll need to use TVG to pace your bet. Find out more about TVG below.
Can you bet on the Kentucky Derby on TVG?
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. Those who live in states not supported by FanDuel, which include Arizona, Connecticut, Iowa, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, or Washington, can use TVG to place a wager.
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're 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.
Does TVG offer 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.
Which states don't allow online betting?
Online betting through FanDuel and 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.