The Kentucky Derby is set to take place this Saturday evening at Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky. The Kentucky Derby is the second most bet on single day sporting event in the United States every year, next to the Super Bowl.
The Kentucky Derby is a huge day for betting and I’m expecting a lot of first time bettors looking to wager on the race. For this reason I wanted to add this page to help Minnesota and Wisconsin residents quickly and easily get bet(s) placed on the 2021 Kentucky Derby.
On this page I will recommend our top rated betting site, look at the Kentucky Derby odds, touch on betting on the race in both Minnesota and Wisconsin and finish up with a simple 3 step guide you can follow to get your Derby bets placed online.
Best Betting Site for Americans
BetOnline.ag is our top rated betting site for Minnesota or Wisconsin residents looking to bet on this years Kentucky Derby. BetOnline has served the United States betting market since 2004 and has built a strong reputation as a straight forward and trusted sportsbook of that time.
BetOnline is offering new players a risk free $25 horse racing bet which can be used on the Kentucky Derby and a 7% rebate on all horse racing wagers. They also offer a 50% matching bonus up to $1000 for new players. Check out our full review here.
2021 Kentucky Derby Odds
Here are the current fixed odds for the Kentucky Derby from BetOnline.ag:
These odds are from April 28th, 2021. You can see the up to date odds in the ‘Sports’ section of BetOnline.ag by opening the ‘Horse Racing’ drop down menu and selecting ‘Horses Daily’ -> ‘Churchill Downs’.
Essential Quality is the favorite to win the race, while Rock Your World, Known Agenda, Hot Rod Charlie and Highly Motivated are the other top contenders with 10-1 or shorter odds each.
Kentucky Derby Betting in Minnesota and Wisconsin
Both Minnesota and Wisconsin have yet to legalize and regulate sports betting within their states. That said, several international betting sites, such as BetOnline.ag accept American residents and allow you to bet on the Kentucky Derby from the comfort of your own home.
Bet On The Kentucky Derby – 3 Step Guide
Follow these three steps to get your Kentucky Derby bets placed online in minutes.
Click the above link, select ‘Join Now’, and complete the short form on the home page to open your account.
BetOnline accepts players from Wisconsin, Minnesota and everywhere else in the USA. They are entirely focused on the United States market and this shows through in their bet offerings, deposit/withdrawal options, promotions and customer service.
BetOnline accepts Visa, MasterCard, Skrill, Neteller, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for instant deposits.
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Payouts can be requested via Skrill, Neteller, bank wire, check or cryptocurrency.
#3. Place Your Kentucky Derby Bets
Click on ‘Racebook’ from the top navigation bar, open the ‘USA Thoroughbred’ drop down menu and select ‘Churchill Downs’. Select ‘May 01’ and race #12 with a post time of 6:57pm EST and then select your wager type (straight, trifecta, etc). Enter your bet amount and select “Add To Bet Slip”. Once you’ve added all the bets you want to make click “Submit All Bets” to lock in the wagers.
All of the bets you make through the Racebook will use the parimutuel betting system, which means the odds will change depending on the amount of money bet on each wager.
Here’s a screenshot showing you some of the clicks to place your bets once at the BetOnline Racebook.
Check out our horse racing section for an in depth look at the various bets you can make on the race.
Ready to bet? Click here to visit BetOnline.ag.