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Yes, You Can Bet on the Kentucky Derby in Illinois

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Illinois online sports betting is now live, and, yes, bettors in the state can wager on this year’s running of the Kentucky Derby.

Typically, the Kentucky Derby goes off in May, but this year’s event was pushed back to Labor Day Weekend. Regardless of its timing, the race remains an American classic, one that is expected to draw big betting interest (and dollars) in the state of Illinois.

Though several sportsbook apps have hit the market in recent weeks, Illinois bettors won’t be able to use such apps to wager on the race. However, they will be able to use popular horse racing apps such as TVG and TwinSpires to bet on the action.

Click here to download TVG and get a $300 risk-free first bet on the Kentucky Derby.

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Here’s everything you need to know about how to bet on the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby in Illinois.

How To Bet on the Kentucky Derby in Illinois

If the initial response to Illinois online sports betting is any indication, then the betting demand for this race figures to be substantial.

While a normal September Saturday sports schedule is dominated by college football action, the power five conferences are either shut down or not yet in action. Despite the existence of NBA and NHL postseason action, as well at MLB regular season games, the Kentucky Derby, which becomes the second leg of the Triple Crown races this year, takes center stage.

Undoubtedly, interest in betting the race will be strong. Let’s, then, take a look at how to bet on the Kentucky Derby in IL.

TVG

The go-to app for the action is TVG, which is owned and operated by the FanDuel Group. The TVG app is an industry leader when it comes to wagering on horse racing. Ahead of the sport’s marquee event, TVG is giving new bettors a $300 risk-free bet.

Getting started with TVG is similar to the sign up process for other popular Illinois sports betting apps.

Simply enter some basic information (full name, address, banking method, etc.) and then make your initial deposit.

Once the registration process is finished, new users are eligible to receive a $300 risk-free bet to use ahead of the Kentucky Derby.

TwinSpires

Twinspires is the official betting partner of the famed Churchill Downs. It, too, has an easy-to-use interface that offers a wide range of betting options when it comes to betting on horse racing. Moreover, TwinSpires offers new customers a $200 bonus to use ahead of the 146th edition of the Kentucky Derby.

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Kentucky Derby Odds in Illinois

Tiz the Law, the dominant winner of the Belmont Stakes back in May, enters the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby as an overwhelming favorite to pull within a single race of winning the Triple Crown. In fact, as a 3-5 morning line favorite, he’s the largest Kentucky Derby morning-line favorite in over 30 years.

Following a memorable performance at Belmont Park, the three-year-old kept the momentum going with another winning run at the Travers States back in early August.

Without another stud entry in the field, Tiz the Law, which drew a rather unlucky No .17 post position in the 18-horse field, is still widely considered the favorite heading into a condensed Churchill Downs field.

One variable trainer Barclay Tagg’s horse has going for him is that this is the race’s smallest field in five years. The field shrunk to 18 horses after another top favorite, Art Collector, was forced to withdraw following a foot injury sustained Monday.

Interestingly, the top three favorites of the race will be lined up next to one another out of the gate. Honor A.P. (5-1) is in the No. 16 post, while Authentic (8-1) will run on the outside in the No. 18 post.

Click here to download TVG and get a $300 risk-free first bet on the Kentucky Derby.

TVG

BET ON THE DERBY

GET THE APP
SIGNUP BONUS$300
RISK-FREE
BET NOW


Author: BN Staff

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