New for 2018, TVG.com has added UK horse race betting to its international race betting platform. For the first time, customers in the US will be able to bet on race events in the UK. The popular race betting site already offers real-time bets on races run around the world, and now some of the most prestigious international races will be added to the platform: including the famous Grand National, Cheltenham Festival, Goodwood Festival and Royal Ascot.
TVG.com is a pari-mutuel bookmaker which offers horse race betting on international races. It is part of the Betfair brand and it was established in 1993. Headquartered and licensed in the US, TVG is a safe and fully regulated betting platform which allows above board online betting. It began as a broadcaster – Television Games Network – showing races on cable TV in the United States. Later it began to partner with racetracks across the US, acting as a bookmaker and offering bets on live races.
TVG is currently available in 26 US states, where gambling on races is permitted within state law. These states are:
TVG.com offers audio streaming and real-time updates from over 150 racecourses, located both in the United States and in other nations around the world. There is a live video stream for selected races, so players can cheer on their horse as it races to the finish line. TVG does not currently offer greyhound racing, and there are no plans to add this in the immediate future, though there is some significant demand for dog races by users, so this may well change in the future.
It also provides a wealth of resources for gamblers, including form guides, race tips and course analysis. Whether you are a seasoned race punter or a casual visitor, the platform makes it easy to select your picks and place your bets. Wins are automatically credited to the player’s account.
To get started, there is a minimum $25 deposit required. This is true of telephone betting and online betting – including through the site’s mobile apps. There is a minimum of $10 for withdrawals. Transactions to and from a TVG.com account are extremely fast, with deposits completed instantly in many cases. Withdrawals usually complete within 48 hours, depending on your chosen payment method.
TVG allows players to stream the races and enjoy all of the action as it happens. The platform recreates the excitement of a day at the races, from the comfort of your own home. Players can stream 10 hours of races for free with their TVG.com account. After their allocated usage expires, streaming time can be added in blocks of 10 hours, at $3 a time. The streaming platform works with web browsers and mobile browsers, and also with the TVG mobile and iPad application. The app is free to download.
The welcome bonus for TVG.com offers up to $500 in free betting funds. Every time a player wagers $500, they get an additional $50 in their balance – up to a maximum value of $500. This is a one-time offer for new players and it is subject to the site’s terms and conditions. Other promotions available to members of the site include discounted bets, free bets and enhanced odds: these promotions run for a limited time and are subject to availability, and based on a player’s wagering over time.
TVG.com has a great Customer Relations department which answers players’ questions and provides support. They can be reached via the telephone or email, or at their registered address within the US. Support is available around the clock through the online portal, while email and phone support is offered within office hours.
UK Racing Calendar
The UK is regarded by many as the birthplace of horse racing. Racing is the second largest spectator sport in Britain, after football, and betting on the races is a hugely popular activity.
The British racing calendar includes some of the most prestigious horse races in the world. The most famous is undoubtedly the Aintree meet in April, which features the renowned Grand National. Other popular events include the Cheltenham Festival featuring the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and the Derby at Epsom Downs.
Thanks to TVG.com, US racing fans can now bet on these popular UK races, and many more. The UK race season runs between March and December, with at least one major event every month. Cheltenham, Aintree, Newmarket, Haydock and Ascot are among the best-known courses, but there are 60 courses staging races throughout the country – so there is plenty of action for punters to bet on!
International Race Betting
As well as offering US and UK horse race betting, TVG.com has extended its international race offerings. Bettors can gamble on horses running all over the world, including races in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, China, Japan and Ireland. New racing nations are always being added to the TVG platform, so be sure to check in often and see what is available. Track odds are matched to those available at the course, guaranteeing a fair and accurate price.
Reasons To Bet At TVG.com
If you enjoy the thrill of the horse races but do not live near a race track – or live in a state where horse racing is not offered – then TVG.com is the ideal solution. It offers high-quality streaming, real track odds, fast payments and a slick modern betting platform. Players can choose to bet online or via the telephone, bets can be placed quickly. More than this, TVG.com is the place to go for information on upcoming races, and to get great race tips and racing form guides. This comprehensive portal for horse racing might not suit sports betting or casino fans, as it offers just the one service, but it is sure to appeal to US racing fans – especially those who want to bet on the UK’s most prestigious races.