XL Media provides exclusive sports betting content to cleveland.com, including picks, analysis, tools and sportsbook offers to help bettors get in on the action. Please wager responsibly.
Before the 154th running of the Belmont Stakes, check out our guide for How to Bet the Belmont Stakes in Ohio, including a $200 risk-free bet from TVG, which you can activate by clicking —> here.
Some racing fans are disappointed that there will not be a Triple Crown winner this year. Sometimes parity is a good thing, however, and there’s a legitimate chance that the Belmont Stakes will see a third horse win a Triple Crown event this season. On the other hand, Rich Strike, which won a stunning Kentucky Derby as the field’s biggest underdog, could pick up a second win.
Interestingly, Ohio is one of a few states that allows for online betting on horse racing, but has not yet legalized online sports betting. Legal online sports betting is expected to go live in Ohio on January 1, 2023, so if that’s of interest to you, be sure to check back in for updates here on cleveland.com. In the meantime, if you’re in the Buckeye State, you can pick up a $200 risk-free bet from TVG to use on the Belmont Stakes. Let’s take a closer look at how to bet on the event.
It’s worth noting that despite having won the Kentucky Derby, Rich Strike only has the third-best odds of winning the Belmont Stakes. We the People leads the way at 2-1 odds, while Mo Donegal is close behind at 5-2 odds. What that means is a $100 bet on We the People or Mo Donegal would earn a player a profit of $200 or $250, respectively.
Since the field is so much smaller in the Belmont Stakes, there are no super long shots. Golden Glider and Skippylongstocking are the two horses with the longest odds at 20-1. Keep in mind that you can use the $200 risk-free bet on a horse with better odds and a higher chance of winning or swing for the fences on a long shot. If your bet loses, you’ll get a second chance to win on another race.
Bettors in Ohio can legally bet with TVG. The signup process only takes a few minutes to complete. Doing so also activates a $200 risk-free first bet offer for all new users. Here’s how to register for an account:
There is a wide array of betting markets for players to choose from. New bettors typically place a wager on win, place or show. This is a bet on a specific horse to win the race, finish in the top-2 or finish in the top-3.
One way to potentially earn a larger payout is through exotic bets. Players can attempt to choose the top-2, top-3, top-4 or top-5 horses in the correct order with exacta, trifecta, superfecta, or super high five bets. Keep in mind, this is a really difficult bet to pick, but the odds are long, which means a winning bet would earn you a solid return.
If you or a loved one has questions and needs to talk to a professional about gambling, call the Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-589-9966 or the National Council on Program Gambling Helpline (NCPG) at 1-800-522-4700 or visit 1800gambler.net for more information.