Over these next few days you will be seeing plenty of advertisements for TwinSpires.com, a US-based online horse racing site owned by Churchill Downs, which just happens to be where the Kentucky Derby is run each year. (a list of KNOWN TWINSPIRES.COM FORBIDDEN STATES appears below)
But there are some downfalls to placing a wager with TwinSpires.com compared with some of the other big name online racebooks. The most obvious is that TwinSpires.com does not accept wagering from all US states.
There is another tremendous drawback to joining TwinSpires.com: You’ll need to provide them with your social security number for IRS tax purposes, and not all folks feel comfortable disclosing their social security number over the Web to some horse betting site.
A site like Bookmaker, which has been operating since 1986 (beginning as a sports betting call center): That’s not the case. Bookmaker offers top rebates as well as being endorsed by Gambling911.com.
TwinSpires.com does not accept bets from these states.
Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands, Canada
- Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com