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Placing an Online Wager on the Horses

Added on: July 12, 2016

There are lots of perfectly secure online sportsbooks that accept real cash wagers from US players and these websites offer numerous horse racing markets for some of the world’s major horse racing events. You can place a bet on the horses any time of the day and these websites are open 365 days of the year.

You can generally place a bet from as little as 0.10 per market, but the minimum allowed bet is usually anywhere from US$0.50 to $1.00. For example at some websites you may need to place 10x $0.10 bets totalling at least $1.00. However, the exact minimum amount that you need to wager can vary a great deal from one US online sportsbook to the next.

In addition to US horse racing, you can also find lots of markets for UK horse racing and also from various other major horse racing events around the world. When you sign up to an online sportsbook that accepts real cash wagers from US players, you can generally take advantage of a guaranteed new player welcome bonus. Most fully licensed US sports betting websites give you this sign up bonus in the form of a new bet and this can be worth anywhere from $5.00 up to usually no more than $50.00.

At most US sportsbooks today, the default odds format is usually displayed as American odds (aka Moneyline Odds), but you can usually quite easily change this format to Fractional Odds (traditional UK format) or to the Decimal Odds format (European format). Let’s take a quick look at an example of how this might look.

If the favourite horse in a race that you would like to bet on has odds of +300.00 (America/Moneyline format), in the UK these same odds would appear as 3/1 and on mainland Europe these same odds would appear as 4.00. The best US online sportsbetting websites that have plenty of markets available for horse racing are generally controlled by some of the most trusted names from the online (and sometimes offline) gambling industry and these websites will always be free to sign up to.

Whether you want to place a bet on the UK’s annual Grand National race at Aintree, or on the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, rest assured that you can now find plenty of websites that will accept your bet. Placing a wager online on the horses is really straightforward and the virtual bet slips are really easy to fill out and fun at the same time.