The 2017 Kentucky Derby left nothing to be desired, with a great race won by the favorite Always Dreaming. Always Dreaming won the race by several lengths and really instilled the belief that there could be a Triple Crown winner in 2017 even though there was no clear cut Triple Crown favorite heading into the Derby.
In this article, I’ll look at the odds for the Preakness Stakes early in the week and also give you a step by step guide to betting on the Preakness Stakes this year.
2017 Preakness Stakes Odds
Here are the early week odds from Bovada.lv. These are the futures odds, so the odds will be fixed if you place your bet before Saturday. If you place the bet on Saturday in the Bovada.lv Racebook the odds will be under the parimutuel betting format, so the odds can change depending on who the bets come in on.
As you can see Always Dreaming is a big favorite to win this race. I’ll be cheering him on if only for the sake of adding that extra drama to betting on the 2017 Belmont Stakes with the potential for a Triple Crown winner.
How To Bet On The 2017 Preakness in the USA
Here’s the step by step guide to betting on the Preakness Stakes if you’re an American resident.
The first thing you will need to do is open a sports betting account. There aren’t a lot of betting sites that accept bets from Americans, but Bovada.lv is one that is solely focused on the USA marketplace. In fact, they only accept American bettors. This is great for US residents because it means the entire sports betting experience is catered directly to Americans, including betting on the Preakness Stakes.
Bovada.lv is currently offering new sign ups a $250 bonus.
2. Add Funds
Next you’ll need to fund your account in order to have money to bet on the race. Bovada accepts credit card, Bitcoin and Rapid Transfer deposits. Each of these options are very easy for Americans because as I said before, Bovada is solely focused on allowing Americans an easy betting experience at their site. The same goes for withdrawals.
And remember, Bovada offers a $250 sign up bonus, so if you deposit $500 or more you will get the entire bonus!
3. Place Your Preakness Bets
Now that you have funds online you’re ready to wager on this years Preakness Stakes.
Once at the Bovada website, click on ‘Horses’ from the left sidebar to head over to the Bovada Racebook. From here you will be able to click on Pimlico Race Course and find the Preakness Stakes race on Saturday.
If you want to place your wager before Saturday, you can also do so by clicking on ‘Horse Racing Futures and Props’. You will find odds that look similar to the screenshot I included above.
For some more general information check out our Preakness Stakes betting tips page.
That should be it. Are you ready to bet? Click here to visit Bovada.lv…