The Kentucky Derby is firmly ingrained in the betting culture of the United States. The Derby is the second most bet on sporting event in the country in a typical year, next to only the Super Bowl.
I know there are plenty of Americans who will be making their first bet online for this years Kentucky Derby. For this reason I wanted to create this guide to provide a simple step by step “how to” guide for new bettors to get some action on the Kentucky Derby.
On this page you will find our top rated betting site for the Derby, some early Kentucky Derby odds and a 3 step guide to getting your Kentucky Derby bet placed online within minutes.
Best Kentucky Derby Betting Site for Americans
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BetOnline is our top rated site for betting on the Kentucky Derby. They have a terrific, easy to use racebook and they jack up horse racing profit limits to $100,000 for the Derby.
I will be using BetOnline for both the odds and the “how to guide” for betting on the Kentucky Derby below.
Kentucky Derby Win Odds
Here are the “to win” odds for the 2019 Kentucky Derby. These odds are up to date as of May 3rd. I’ve included the 11 horses with 18/1 or better odds to win the Derby. To see the full list of current odds you should visit BetOnline.ag and select ‘Horse Futures’ under the ‘Futures’ drop down menu in the ‘Sports’ section of the site.
- Game Winner +600
- Improbable +600
- Roadster +700
- Maximum Security +800
- Code of Honor +1000
- Tacitus +1000
- Vekoma +1400
- By My Standards +1600
- Tax +1600
- War of Will +1600
- Win Win Win +1800
**On race day you will be able to bet on the Kentucky Derby in the ‘Horses’ section of the BetOnline website by selecting ‘Churchill Downs’ under the ‘Thoroughbred’ drop down menu.
Omaha Beach was the favorite, but had to pull out of the race on Wednesday. This leaves the race wide open with 6 horses at odds of 10/1 or shorter. There really is no clear cut favorite this year, which makes betting on the race even more fun and unpredictable.
Bet On The Kentucky Derby from the USA – How To Guide
Follow these 3 simple steps to get your Kentucky Derby bets placed online in under 5 minutes.
Step 1. Open a BetOnline.ag Account
BetOnline is our top rated site for Americans looking to bet on the Kentucky Derby. They have a very easy to use racebook and they are focused on providing a great betting service to the American public.
Click the above link and fill out the short form on the home page to open your account.
Step 2. Deposit
BetOnline accepts Visa, MasterCard, bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin, Skrill, Neteller and bank wire deposits. You can cash out your winnings through bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin, Skrill, Neteller, bank wire or cashiers check.
It’s quick and easy to get money into and out of your BetOnline account.
Step 3. Place Your Derby Bets
It’s time to place your Kentucky Derby bets. Depending on whether you’re betting leading up to the race or on race day there are two different routes you can go to place your bets.
**You can now place all of your Derby bets in the ‘Horses’ section of the site. Check out the ‘Race Day’ section below for that guide/screenshot.
Leading Up To Race Day
If you’d like to place your bet prior to race day you can do so in the ‘Sports’ section of the BetOnline website. Select ‘Sports’ from the top navigation bar and then select ‘Futures’ followed by ‘Horse Futures’. The “to win” odds for the Derby will be displayed at the top of the page. Here’s a screenshot with arrows showing how to find the Kentucky Derby odds.
On Race Day (May 4th, 2019)
On race day you will be able to bet on the race through the ‘Horses’ section of the site. Click on the ‘Thoroughbred’ drop down menu and select ‘Churchill Downs’. The Kentucky Derby will be race #12, which begins at 6:50pm EST.
Below is a screenshot of the Racebook for the 2019 Kentucky Derby.
Be sure to check out our horse race betting section for a further breakdown of the various bets you can make on the Derby on race day.
Are you ready to bet? Click here to visit BetOnline.ag.