There are currently four online racebooks operating under the regulatory guidance of the Colorado Division of Gaming (CDoG), in conjunction with the Colorado Racing Commission (CRC). These are the operators that were approved for an online gaming license in the state, and chose to extend their services beyond sports betting, to horse race betting. They include:
- DraftKings Sports (Closed?)
- FanDuel Sports
- Monarch Black Hawk
- SBK CO
Let’s take a closer look…
DraftKings CO Horse Race Betting – CLOSED?
UPDATE: DraftKings Colorado no longer seems to support horse race betting. Aside from old news posts, all links to ‘Racebook’ and/or ‘Horse Racing’ have disappeared from the website.
FanDuel Racing CO
FanDuel’s online racebook offers virtual OTB anytime, anywhere – within Colorado, that is. If races are happening in the world, you can bet on them here. The racebook covers 29 of the largest US and international tracks, with odds on thoroughbred, quarter horse and harness racing.
The website has a lot to offer new and experienced racebook fans. It offers an information sheet for novice bettors, tips on the day’s best races, and live streaming of all the big events from around the world. Betting on the FanDule Racing ‘Track of the Day’ grants a 10% profit boost on Win bets. First-time race bettors receive a $5 free bet for their first deposit of $50 or more.
Monarch Black Hawk Horsebook
The BetMonarch app offers a sportsbook and racebook for mobile users, and mobile users only. The betmonarch website is just there for show, detailing what you can expect to find in the app. For race bettors, the BetMonarch Horsebook offers all the usual bets – Win, Place, and Show bets, Daily Doubles, Quinella, Exactas, Trifectas, and Pick 3/4/5/6 wagers.
SBK CO Racebook
SBK is another Colorado mobile sportsbook that took the app-only approach to iGaming. Within the app, you’ll first need to tap the Browse button. If it’s a big race day, odds are racing will be featured at the very top. If not, scroll down through the alphabetical list until you see Horse Racing, then tap it. Here, you can choose between popular races, today’s races, or scroll through all 23 SBK-supported racecourses. Limitations on betting include only Win and Top 3 (Win-Place-Show) wagers.