How do you bet on live horse racing online?

It’s as simple as opening an account with an advance deposit wagering service in the U.S. or online betting sites in Europe and the U.K., as long as you live in a jurisdiction where doing so is legal.

Live or in-play horse betting odds are offered by many American racebook operators like AmWager, TVG, NyraBets and TwinSpires as well as major sportsbooks Caesars. In the USA parimutuel horse betting sites are working on allowing customers to bet on live races odds.

The process of opening an online account should be simple: In most places, you pick a licensed wagering provider, fill out a form to open an account and make a deposit to fund your initial wagers. Some may require you to appear in person to make your initial deposit or impose other restrictions.

If you’re dealing with a licensed provider, you can close your account at any time and have confidence you will be paid if you do. Here is a guide on watching the race live while betting.

Best Horse Betting Sites With Live Odds:

Here are the best US online racebooks; check the availability in your state at each operator.

Website
Bonus
  • BetMGM Sportsbook Bonus: Get $158 in Bonus Bets. Code: USDOTBET
    USDOTBET
    21+
    4.8 rating based on 1 rating
    4.8 stars
    New players only, 21+. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. Welcome offer not available in NY and DC. Full T&C apply.
  • BetRivers Sportsbook Bonus: 2nd Chance Bet up to $500. Code: USBTRV
    21+
    4.8 rating based on 1 rating
    4.8 stars
    Available in AZ, CO, CT, IL, IN, LA, MI, IA, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA, WV
  • Borgata Sportsbook Bonus: Get $100 when you bet $20
    NJBETBRGT
    21+
    4.0 rating based on 1 rating
    4 stars
    Gambling site is legal in New Jersey, Pennsylvania
  • Caesars Sportsbook Bonus: Get up to $250
    21+
    4.5 rating based on 1 rating
    4.5 stars
    New customers only. Bet Responsibly. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.
  • NYRA Bets Bonus: Get $200 Deposit Match
    MATCH200
    21+
    4.7 rating based on 1 rating
    4.7 stars
  • TwinSpires Offer: Get $200 Sign up Bonus
    BET200
    21+
    5.0 rating based on 1 rating
    5 stars
  • TVG Promo: Claim up to $250 in bonus
    250DMTC
    21+
    5.0 rating based on 1 rating
    5 stars
  • 4NJBets Bonus: Get a $200 Bonus Back bet
    200TVG
    21+
    4.8 rating based on 1 rating
    4.8 stars
    New customers only. New Jersey.
  • AmWager New Customer Offer: $150 Deposit Match
    21+
    4.8 rating based on 1 rating
    4.8 stars
  • bet365 Sportsbook Bonus: Bet $5, get $150 in bonus bets. Code: USB365
    USB365
    21+
    5.0 rating based on 1 rating
    5 stars
    Online sportsbook is available in IA, CO, OH, NJ, and VA.