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Are you unsure whether BetAmerica’s sportsbook is a reputable place to bet on US horse racing, we’re here to put you firmly in the picture. At RacingPicks, we review the leading US sportsbooks, celebrating those that offer the most comprehensive horse racing betting markets for US-based bettors that watch the action at the racetrack or at home on TV.

What Do They Offer?

BetAmerica is one of the largest fully regulated and licensed sportsbooks in the US whose primary focus is horse racing. Although some betting on overseas races is offered, along with US greyhound racing, American horse racing is the bread and butter for BetAmerica. However, residents based in New Jersey will also be able to access additional sports betting markets and online casino games given BetAmerica’s alternative license in the state.

The racebook at BetAmerica is a veritable playground for US horse racing fanatics. It offers legalized betting on more than 300 leading races across America, as well as coverage of a handful of headline races in Canada, the UK, Ireland and Australia. Aside from thoroughbred racing, BetAmerica’s platform also covers betting markets for harness and quarter horse racing.

What’s really fascinating about BetAmerica’s horse racing betting operation is that all the wagers you place with BetAmerica online are pooled with all the cash wagers placed by punters at BetAmerica terminals situated trackside, ensuring all customers get paid full track odds when they pick a winner. This is not something you can benefit from when you choose to wager using an offshore sportsbook.

Although BetAmerica specializes in the headline US horse racing events on the calendar, namely the Kentucky Derby, the Breeders’ Cup and the Belmont Stakes, it also offers betting markets for local track events hosted throughout the year.

BetAmerica also boasts commercial partnerships with many of the leading racetracks in the US. This enables them to live stream races in real time to all customers, free of charge. In fact, these partnerships enable BetAmerica to offer coverage at more than 325 racetracks nationwide, as well as some overseas. In total, BetAmerica customers can benefit from access to more than 3,500 live races weekly.

When it comes to welcoming new punters that are entirely new to US horse racing, BetAmerica is as good a starting point as any. That’s because it goes the extra mile to giving punters all the data they need at their fingertips to make an informed wager. With free access to a horse’s previous performances, as well as handicapping tips and data, it’s no wonder why BetAmerica is regarded as one of the most advanced betting platforms for horse racing fanatics across the US.

US greyhound racing is also well-served by BetAmerica too, with over 1,000 live greyhound races covered a week.

Where Can You Bet?

As BetAmerica is licensed and regulated in the US, it is available to all horse racing bettors living in states where online horse racing betting is permitted. Those US states where online betting is still restricted by law will not be able to access BetAmerica’s platform and sign up for their welcome offers.

At the time of writing, there are far more states that permit access to BetAmerica than prohibit it. Residents in some 35 US states are now accepted to create BetAmerica accounts and benefit from their pari-mutuel horse and greyhound betting.

Free Bet Offers at BetAmerica

All new customers are eligible for a sign-up bonus when you make your first real-money deposit at BetAmerica. Once you’ve completed your registration, you can bag a 100% matched deposit bonus up to $100. Simply deposit up to $100 of your own cash and receive the same amount from BetAmerica as a “thank you” in bonus funds.

The bonus money will be automatically placed into a “pending” bonus account. The bonus funds are unlocked at a rate of 10% based on the amount of money you spend on your initial horse racing bets. For example, if you wager $100 on a race, $10 of your bonus funds will be released and made available for wagering. Better still, you’ll have a whole 12 months to clear the entire bonus, unlike some sportsbooks that only give you a matter of weeks.

  • 1. Click the “Sign Up Today” button
  • 2. Complete the easy registration form in less than two minutes
  • 3. Deposit using a host of payment methods and get your sign-up bonus
  • 4. Start betting and watching live races across the US

Deposit Methods

As a licensed, regulated US sportsbook, BetAmerica is by no means restricted in terms of the deposit and withdrawal options it can offer customers:

  • Debit and credit card
  • Wire transfer
  • Check or money order
  • eCash (instant electronic bank transfer)
  • PayNearMe
  • Green Dot MoneyPak
  • PayLucky

Pros of BetAmerica

  • Licensed in the USA
  • Free live streams for races
  • Wagers pooled with local racetracks
  • Greyhound betting also available

Cons of BetAmerica

  • Some US states restricted
  • Minimal focus on overseas horse racing

Overall Rating: 4
Mobile App Rating

Desktop Rating

Mobile App Rating

Unlike some US racebooks which only develop apps for iOS, BetAmerica offers mobile apps for both iOS and Android devices. The BetAmerica horse racing betting app offers a slick, intuitive user interface, making it easy to browse and research upcoming races, individual horses and their available odds.

Not only can you place your horse racing wagers on the BetAmerica app, you can always live stream the action on your smartphone or tablet too.

Those infatuated with the Kentucky Derby should also note that BetAmerica offers an exclusive mobile app for the race, called BetAmerica Extra, with tips and advice on how to pick the winner.

Rating: 5/5

Desktop Rating

The desktop site of BetAmerica is arguably the most advanced horse racing betting platform available for punters in the US. It’s easy to keep track of upcoming races via the “All Tracks” list on the left-hand navigation, while bettors can access a string of “Quick View” pages on upcoming races, allowing you delve deeper into horse speed, class, jockey data, trainer data and much, much more.

Don’t forget, there’s also the live video stream of races embedded into the desktop site in the top right-hand corner of the page.

Desktop Rating: 5/5

Overall Rating

Although BetAmerica was recently acquired by Churchill Downs Ltd, the owners of competitor racebook Twinspires, it does not appear to have affected the quality of markets and services offered to BetAmerica customers. It remains a safe, secure and legal place to bet on horses throughout the US.

Overall Rating: 4/5