When sports betting became legal in the Bay State, the focus was on the major US sports – basketball, football, baseball and hockey.
However, Massachusetts is home to some of the best horse racing tracks in the country, and has its fair share of residents who enjoy wagering on racing events.
Even with legal US sportsbooks live in Massachusetts, betting on the Kentucky Derby is still a major event for horse betting in Massachusetts.
One new option available to Bay Staters when placing their wagers is FanDuel Racing, which will be accepting wagers for the upcoming Kentucky Derby on May 6.
FanDuel Racing app highlights
Before sports betting became legal, racing fans were limited to smaller sportsbooks and wagering in person at state simulcast facilities such as Suffolk Downs, Raynham Park, and Plainridge Park Casino.
Now, horse racing fans in Massachusetts can bet on the Kentucky Derby from the comfort of their own homes.
FanDuel Sportsbook is a premier sportsbook and offers a unique experience for its users, and its racing app is sure to get a lot of traction in the next couple of weeks.
There are several features of note that makes the app an exceptional wager option. A few of them include the horse racing 101 section, race of the day, streaming available for every race, exotic and specialty bets, and more. Another benefit that is expected to come is being able to combine traditional and horse betting accounts into one.
Additional highlights include 250-plus featured tracks, sign up bonuses, multiple wager modifiers, and around-the-clock races available for betting.
Getting started with FanDuel Racing
Currently, you must sign up for a FanDuel Racing separately from the FanDuel Sportsbook app. However, FanDuel is the first of the major sportsbooks to roll out the single account feature for sports and horse race wagering.
This allows users to switch between the traditional sportsbook and racing app using the same account credentials and the same betting wallet on the platform. This feature will make it even easier to wager on horse racing in the future.
FanDuel Racing is available on iOS and Android devices. You can sign up by creating your account in the app or on the desktop.
Once you’ve accessed the registration page, simply follow the prompts to create your login credentials and verify your identity. The sportsbook is currently offering a $20 No Sweat Bet to new users. No promo needed. Terms and conditions apply.
Kentucky Derby outlook
Here is a look at the Kentucky Derby post positions and odds for the May 6 race:
- Hit Show (30-1)
- Verifying (15-1)
- Two Phil’s (12-1)
- Confidence Game (20-1)
- Tapit Trice (5-1)
- Kingsbarns (12-1)
- Reincarnate (50-1)
- Mage (15-1)
- Skinner (20-1)
- Practical Move (10-1)
- Disarm (30-1)
- Jace’s Road (15-1)
- Sun Thunder (50-1)
- Angel of Empire (8-1)
- Forte (3-1)
- Raise Cain (50-1)
- Derma Sotogake (10-1)
- Rocket Can (30-1)
- Lord Miles (30-1)
- Continuar (50-1)
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