The 2021 Kentucky Derby will take place at Churchill Downs this Saturday, May 1st. This years Derby will return to being the first leg of the American Triple Crown on its traditional date on the first Saturday of May.
I expect this years Kentucky Derby to take center stage in the sports world this weekend, both in terms of both media attention and betting action. The Kentucky Derby will be broadcast on NBC from 2:30pm to 7:30pm EST with the race post time scheduled for 6:57pm EST.
On this page I will outline our top rated betting site for Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska residents, touch on the sports betting regulations within the states, look at the Kentucky Derby odds, and finish with a simple 3 step guide you can follow to place your Kentucky Derby bets online.
Best Betting Site for Americans
BetOnline.ag is our top rated betting site for US residents looking to bet on this years Kentucky Derby. BetOnline is an online betting site that accepts players from everywhere in the USA including Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska.
New sign ups at BOL will receive a risk free $25 horse racing wager that can be used on the Kentucky Derby, 7% daily rebates on horse racing wagers and a sign up bonus of up to $1000.
Kentucky Derby Betting in Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska
It is not currently legal to operate a sportsbook within Missouri, Kansas or Nebraska. All three states have introduced bills related to sports betting regulation in their state, but no real progress has been made.
That said, residents of Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska can still place sports wagers through offshore betting sites that are licensed and regulated outside of the United States. BetOnline.ag, our recommended betting site, falls into this category.
2021 Kentucky Derby Odds
Here are the odds for the 2021 Kentucky Derby from the BOL sportsbook (taken on April 28th).
Essential Quality is a big favorite to win the race from the field of 20 horses. Rock Your World, Known Agenda and Hot Rod Charlie are the other top contenders leading up to the race.
Bet On The Kentucky Derby – 3 Step Guide
Follow this three step tutorial to bet on the Kentucky Derby online from anywhere in the United States.
Step 1. Open BetOnline.ag Account
Click the above link, select Join Now, and complete the sign up form to open your BetOnline account.
Step 2. Deposit
After logging into your BOL account click on the green ‘Deposit’ button. Select your preferred deposit method, enter your deposit amount, and follow the instructions to fund your account.
BetOnline accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, bitcoin, Skrill, Neteller and more. You can also cash out your winnings through bank wire or check by mail.
Step 3. Place Your Kentucky Derby Bets
You can bet on the Kentucky Derby through both the ‘Sports’ or ‘Racebook’ sections of the BOL website.
In the Sports section you can bet on the race winner and the odds are fixed. In the Racebook you can place the full variety of horse racing wagers (win/place/show, exacta, trifecta, etc), but the Racebook uses the parimutuel betting system, which means the odds can change leading up to the race depending on the amount of money wagered on each horse.
Betting through the Sportsbook is available long before the race, while betting through the Racebook is only available on race day and one or two days prior.
Before Race Day (Fixed Betting)
- Click ‘Sports’ from the top menu bar.
- Open the ‘Horse Racing’ drop down menu and select ‘Horses Daily’ -> ‘Churchill Downs’.
- Click on the odds of the horse you want to bet on to add the wager to your Bet Slip.
- Enter your risk amount and click ‘Place Bet’ to confirm the wager.
On Race Day (Parimutuel Betting)
- Click ‘Racebook’ from the top menu bar.
- Open the ‘Thoroughbred’ drop down menu and select ‘Churchill Downs’.
- Select race #12 (post time of 6:57pm EST) on May 01 for the Kentucky Derby.
- Select the wager you want to make (win/place/show, trifecta, etc).
- Enter your wagers and click ‘Add to bet slip’.
- When you are happy with the bets click ‘Submit all bets’ to lock in the wagers.
Check out our horse racing section to learn about the different bets you can make on the race.
Ready to bet? Click here to visit BetOnline.ag.
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