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Betting On The Kentucky Derby? Be Sure To Check Out All Of Your Options First!

Betting On The Kentucky Derby? Be Sure To Check Out All Of Your Options First!
  • Justify won the Kentucky Derby last year en route to his Triple Crown performance.
  • Omaha Beach is the favorite to win this year’s event.
  • Legal sportsbooks offer a variety of betting options from the race winner to prop bets.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Only days away is The Kentucky Derby, presented by Woodford Reserve. Everyone’s favorite big hat spectacle has thousands venture to Kentucky to watch the three-year-old Thoroughbreds race one and a quarter mile on the dirt track at Churchill Downs.

Being a spectator is one of the many benefits of attending the event; however, this year opens up a different mindset towards the big race: legal betting on the ponies.

Pari-mutuel wagering, or horse race betting, was never outlawed under the provisions of PASPA; however, sportsbooks around the country are offering odds on the race that are one-on-one with the book – transforming wagering into “betting”.

Besides choosing to win the race, there are various prop and exotic betting options that can keep players interested throughout the entire race day, rather than the last few minutes of the race.

Certain prop bets include exactly guessing the lead length at the finish line, the first letter of the horse’s name, if the horse will lead wire-to-wire, and even if actors like Josh Brolin, better known as Thanos in the Avengers movies, will attend the derby.

You can choose to bet if it will be raining, how many people in attendance there will be, how long the national anthem will take, or if a new track record will be earned.

Get the picture? These opportunities lead to discussions and debates on and off the track between friends, bookmakers, and strangers while keeping everyone involved in the action.

This will also be the first year that sports bettors are introduced to rapidly different odds. Certain horses will be viewed very differently depending on certain factors, such as the trainer’s hometown, if the horse has won a race local to a certain area, or even how a horse is named.

For example, while surveying the betting odds for the 2019 Kentucky Derby, we came across a variety of differences for the front runner, Omaha Beach.

Some horse enthusiasts are claiming Omaha Beach already looks and acts like a champion; therefore, the odds are pushed much closer to EVEN in said areas. Betting lines for Omaha Beach have been as low as +250, through +375, and even up to +500.

LegalGamblingUSA knows these differences are a key resource to winning money at the track this year. Without naming any names, offshore betting sites (which are still legal for those in and outside of legal sports betting states) are just as different in their outlooks.

The second favorited horse, Game Winner, has seen odds to win the Kentucky Derby set at +500, +625, and even +900. Could you imagine almost doubling your profit, just by doing a little bit more research?

The Kentucky Derby takes place on Saturday, May 4 and begins at approximately 8:10 pm. Be sure to do your research and get your bets in beforehand!

From one location only, here are the odds to win the 2019 Kentucky Derby*:

Omaha Beach +500
Game Winner +625
Roadster +650
Tacitus +700
Improbable +900
Maximum Security +1000
Code of Honor +1600
War Of Will +1800
Tax +2100
By my Standards +2200
Vekoma +2200
Win win win +2400
Haikal +2800
Spinoff +3500
Long Range Toddy +3600
Country House +4200
Cutting Humor +4200
Master Fencer +6000
Plus Que Parfait +6800
Anothertwistafate +9000
Signalman +9500

*not all horses have been added to this list, as it includes some potential replacement horses.

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