Horse Racing 101 - A Beginners Guide to Online Betting

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When it comes to learning about Horse Racing and in particular betting on Horse Racing online, we at have you covered with a series of sections and pages that will help you learn all about the sport and gambling on it in the USA.

What many may not know is why Horse Racing betting is legal whereas in many states, gambling on other sports is not. That is to do with the Interstate Horse Racing Act and the introduction of parimutuel wagering, which would get around the strict ban on bookmakers. Currently the following states allow you to bet on Horse Racing legally and create online accounts:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Another thing you’ll have to learn is all the various types of bets that you can place. Whether you need to understand what an Extra Bet is, a Trifecta Bet, a Quinella, a Superfecta, a Pentafecta then we have you covered along with all the varieties of Pick bets where you try to predict the winners of multiple races on a card.

We also have guides to some of the basics of Horse Racing, whether you need to learn the lingo or some history or even what types of payment methods there are to put money into your account, our pages of Horse Racing education should get you up to speed.

Just click on the page you want from our drop-down menu and learn all about Betting on Horse Racing in the United States.


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