You can bet on the Belmont Stakes in Pennsylvania.
The 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes provides bettors on the PA online sports betting market with a rare opportunity this month to bet on a prominent sporting event.
But you can’t use the same betting sites you normally would. Horse racing falls under special wagering regulation in Pennsylvania. So here’s how to get in on the action with THE PONIES.
Bet on the Belmont Stakes in PA with TVG to get a $300 risk-free bet by clicking here .
How to Bet on the Belmont Stakes in PA
This year’s race is expected to draw considerable online betting activity, so let’s look at how to bet on the 2020 Belmont Stakes in PA.
While traditional sports books do not offer odds on the race, popular horse racing app TVG does.
TVG, which is owned by the FanDuel Group, is the Pennsylvania market’s best online horse racing betting app. Ahead of the Belmont States, TVG is offering new users a $300 risk-free first bet . This means that you can bet on the Belmont Stakes in PA with no risk should your wager go on to lose.
Like traditional sports betting sites, the TVG sign up process only takes a moment or two and requires standard info (full name, address, username, password). Following registration, new users must fund their accounts.
Here is a look at some deposit options offered by TVG:
- Credit Card
- Debit Card
Once accounts are funded, players receive a risk-free first bet on the Belmont Stakes.
2020 Belmont Stakes Is Unique
Like most things in 2020, this year’s Belmont Stakes will be a bit different. Not only will there be no spectators in attendance (which means no in-person window bets), the length of the race has been shortened. Typically, the Belmont Stakes is a 1 1/2 mile race but has been reduced to 1 1/8 miles due to training alternations made in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As such, there’s one more wrinkle to the 2020 Belmont Stakes. Instead of serving as the third and final leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, Saturday’s race will serve as the first. The Kentucky Derby has been rescheduled for September 5, while the Preakness will run on October 3.
Belmont Stakes Odds
Since we’re looking at Belmont betting, let’s take a look at the current odds. Tiz The Law leads the field (6-5), while Sole Volante (9-2) hopes to ride the momentum of a win in Florida only 10 days ago into New York.
One quick word on betting favorites at the Belmont Stakes–recent history has not been kind to the top ponies. Only three favorites have emerged victorious over the last 15 outings. However, it’s worth noting that favorites have performed well over recent years during the first leg of the Triple Crown. The favorite won the Kentucky Derby six straight years before Country House stunned the racing world at 65-1 odds in 2019.
Beyond the two favorites, keep an eye on a pair of horses trained by Todd Pletcher in Farmington Road and Dr. Post.
Pletcher has three career victories at the Belmont Stakes (his last coming in 2017), which is the most of any trainer in this year’s field.
The full 2020 Belmont Stakes odds:
|Post Position||Horse||Morning Line Odds|
|1||Tap It To Win||6-1|
|8||Tiz The Law||6-5|
Belmont Stakes Start Time and TV Info
The post time of the 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes is set for 5:42 p.m. EST, so if you’re planning to bet on the Belmont Stakes in PA, be sure to get your tickets in ahead of the post time. You can watch all of the coverage on NBC Sports beginning at 3 p.m. EST.
Weather isn’t expected to be much of a factor. Saturday’s forecast calls for temperatures around 80 degrees with partly cloudy skies in Elmont, NY. There is a low chance of a passing shower or Thunderstorm.
Bet the Belmont Stakes in PA with TVG to get a $300 risk-free bet by clicking here .