The 2020 Belmont Stakes will be much different than a typical year. This years Belmont Stakes will be the first race of the Triple Crown and it will be run at a distance of 9 furlongs (1 1/8 miles) instead of the usual 12 furlongs (1 1/2 miles). The Belmont Stakes was pushed to the front of the Triple Crown schedule when the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes were postponed to September and October respectively.
With the Belmont Stakes taking over from the Kentucky Derby as the initial race of the Triple Crown, I expect similar media hype and betting action to a Belmont Stakes race that has a Triple Crown on the line. For this reason I wanted to create this page to help Ohio residents new to betting online get some action on the Belmont Stakes.
On this page I will outline the best betting site for Ohio residents, take a look at the betting options Ohio residents have for the race, look at the early odds for the race and finally provide a simple 3 step guide to help Ohio residents quickly and easily get action on the 2020 Belmont Stakes.
Where To Bet From Ohio
BetOnline is our #1 rated betting site for Ohio residents looking to bet on the 2020 Belmont Stakes. BetOnline is an offshore betting site, regulated and licensed in Panama, that accepts players from around the world, including Ohio.
New players will receive a risk free $25 bet on the Belmont Stakes, a 7% rebate on horse racing wagers and a first deposit bonus of up to $1000. Click here for our full BetOnline review.
Belmont Stakes Betting in Ohio
It is currently not legal to operate a sports betting platform in Ohio. This may change in the future with the introduction of a state-operated betting site, but at the current time Ohio residents must place their wagers through offshore betting sites that are licensed and regulated outside of the United States, such as BetOnline.ag.
The other option for Ohio residents is to place their Belmont Stakes wagers at any Ohio horse racing track such as Belterra Park in Cincinnati or JACK Thistledown in Cleveland. These racetracks offer simulcast horse racing and you will be able to place your Belmont Stakes wagers at these tracks.
Belmont Stakes Odds
Here are the current futures odds (with post positions) for the race from BetOnline (from June 19th). I think these odds are more accurate than the morning line odds released by the track. That said, these odds could still change leading up to race time. To see the up to date odds visit BetOnline.ag and select ‘Horse Futures’ under the ‘Horse Racing’ drop down menu.
Bet On The Belmont Stakes From Ohio – 3 Step How To Guide
Follow these three steps to get your bets placed on the 2020 Belmont Stakes race within minutes.
Step 1. Open a BetOnline.ag Account
Click the above link to go to the BetOnline website and fill out the short form on the home page to open your account.
BetOnline is our top rated betting site for Ohio residents.
Step 2. Deposit
After logging in to your account click on the green ‘Cashier’ button in the top right corner of the screen. Select your preferred deposit method and follow the instructions to make your deposit.
Remember to select one of the promo codes offered to opt-in to receive your bonus.
Step 3. Place Your Belmont Stakes Wagers
Depending on if you’re placing your bets before or on race day there are two different ways for you to wager on the race.
Before Race Day
Prior to race day you can bet in the ‘Sports’ section of the site. Open the ‘Horse Racing’ drop down menu and select ‘Horse Futures’ to bring up the Belmont Stakes odds.
Select the horse you want to bet on -> click ‘Straight Bet’ in the Bet Slip section on the right sidebar -> Enter your risk amount -> Click ‘Place my bet’ and confirm your wager.
Here’s a screenshot with some arrows to show you the clicks:
On Race Day (June 20th)
On race day you should bet in the ‘Racebook’ section of the site. Open the ‘Thoroughbred’ drop down menu, select ‘Belmont Park’, Jun 20 and race #10 for the Belmont Stakes (post time of 5:42pm).
Select the wager you want to make (straight, exacta, trifecta, etc) -> enter your wager(s) -> click ‘Add to bet slip’ -> click ‘Submit all bets’ in the bet slip to confirm your wagers.
All of the bets placed through the ‘Racebook’ section of the site will use the parimutuel betting system, which means the odds can change after your bet is placed depending on the amount of money wagered on each horse.
Ready to bet? Click here to visit BetOnline.ag.