- Unparalleled section for horse racing with live streaming
- Excellent betting interface, design and technical use
- Good variety of sports and betting types to wager on
- Occasional troubles with geolocation and user verification
- The online casino tends to have delays along with glitches
One of the quieter sportsbooks to enter the scene, TwinSpires has continued to garner strong support for its great selection of bets, appealing app design and its unique, classic approach to sports betting. These things along with the long history in America combine to bring a solid betting option to the states. The sportsbook is the product of Churchill Downs Inc., who has operated casinos and racetracks across the country since 1875.
The company is most known for its famous Louisville racetrack of the same name, where the annual Kentucky Derby is held. Originally launching its TwinSpires sportsbook under the name BetAmerica, it was rebranded in 2020 to its more familiar current name. Not surprising, horse race betting still plays a major part in the online app experience, and is one of three main sections along with sports betting and online casino.
This gives TwinSpires a completely unique approach to the industry, as the full-fledged horse racing section combined with sports betting deliver a truly complete experience for users. The online sportsbook is available online in five different states including Colorado, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. Physical locations exist in other states, so the possibility for more online options in the future is strong.
Easily the best feature on TwinSpires is its horse racing section. We couldn’t imagine a better company than Churchill Downs to incorporate sports betting with bets on the races. The two fit perfectly together in the mobile app, with each commanding their own separate sections. While sports betting on the app is still very good, horse racing takes it to the next level.
There are consistently new races for betting available, with all of the main bet types including standard, exotic, trifectas, exactas and more. Perhaps its best feature is the ability to live stream the races directly on the app. This section alone is packed with different ways to play and hits maximum convenience for its easy to navigate nature and its ability to live stream. Horse race betting is an American classic, and TwinSpires offers players one of the best ways to do it.
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The TwinSpires mobile app is divided into three categories including sports betting, horse races and its online casino. Horse racing has a separate app, so we would recommend getting both to maximize the variety. The design of the sports betting/ casino app is a perfect blend of all three. While horse racing may be the biggest draw, none of the separate sections ever feel underrepresented.
Since we already know what to expect from Churchill Downs in racing and casino, the implementation of sports betting on the app peaked our upmost curiosity. Luckily for bettors, TwinSpires has gone above and beyond for sports betting, expanding on the original book from BetAmerica. Players will have a wide range of sports available for wagering, with more than 15 in total. The most popular sports are all included, but the addition of rugby, cycling, table tennis, darts and handball really push the selection value high.
Betting options are also up to par, with a high number of alternative lines for top competitions. In addition, wagers such as futures and prop bets add a lot more variety to each game. Live betting is available and has its own betting section on the app. The lines for in-play betting update constantly throughout the games, while most importantly wagers placed for live betting are accepted quickly.
Common BetAmerica Promotions
TwinSpires has a very good selection of league-specific, ongoing promotions available on the app. These promotions will be consistently featured for top sports and leagues, giving users something to expect. A couple of examples of these would be TwinSpires’ ‘first-round knockout’ promotion for fights in the UFC or the 3-point bonus on NBA games. Promotions like this have also featured for the NHL and NFL. These are great due to their engagement, usability and consistency for users.
There are also one-time bonuses available which will often be random, but can be predicted with some sense of certainty. Things like odds boosts, free bets and matched stakes are available for one-time use, but appear often and for a larger selection of competitions. Parlay boosts are also a common occurrence that will add a percentage boost to the profits of successful wagers.
While the availability and types of promotions can have some variation depending on the state you are betting in, users can expect bonuses for achieving milestones regardless of location. Some of these milestones include completing registration on the app and making a first deposit. Players can also expect free bets on horse races for birthdays.
Final Verdict? TwinSpires may not have the same budgeting power or name recognition as other sportsbooks in the industry, but has put forth a tremendous product regardless. For the full experience, users will want to download the horse racing app as well. Once the two are paired, TwinSpires is able to offer a truly unique package in the gaming industry. If you’re in a state that has TwinSpires available, we would certainly recommend giving them a shot.
Deposit/ Withdrawal Methods
- Credit/Debit Cards
- Online banking
Types of Bets
- Moneyline: a wager on who will win the competition
- Spreads: same as above, but with pre-added points for the underdog and pre-subtracted for the favorite.
- Over/under: a bet on whether a specific game stat will be higher (over) or lower (under) the sportsbook’s given number.
- Alternative lines: allows players to customize the spread and over/under numbers.
- Props: any bet that does not affect the outcome of the game. Included are team, player and season props.
- Futures: a type of long-term bet that does not depend on a single game. Most often placed on league or championship winners.
- Parlays: multiple bets placed on the same ticket. Total odds of a parlay are combination of all individual bet selections. All selections must win for the parlay to be successful.
- Live: bets made on a competition while it is still live.
- Horse Race Bets: Varying bets from simple to exotic. Includes winners of the race, first three finishers and the correct finishing order of the first two and three horses.
Full List of Sports
- Table Tennis
- Horse Racing